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May 22, 2021 | Vol. 36, No. 10

Home improvements

A wave of pandemic deaths has triggered a reevaluation of long-term elder care, as nursing homes weigh options for preventing viral spread and families look to bring relatives back home


Seattle Pacific University students and faculty demand the school ditch hiring policies affirming Biblical marriage. Will its board become the next to buckle?

The United States reconsiders how to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan

President Joe Biden’s refugee waffling baffles refugees overseas and advocates stateside


Box Office Top 10

Lost in the fold

Problematic content besets Netflix’s lavish but disappointing Shadow and Bone

Fairway hazards

Wayward message sinks golf-centered faith film Walking With Herb

Mixed-up Mitchells

Can an unlikely family defeat a robot invasion?

Pursuing his own agenda

Thriller film fans will enjoy Amazon’s high-paced Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse

Enlightened entertainment

The Chosen continues sound doctrine on the small screen


Stirring second acts

Noteworthy new and recent releases

Music we almost missed

Two new albums highlight rarely heard classical compositions

Courage of convictions

Courage of convictions

John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the demise of slavery


Discovery & discernment

Four counseling books

Anti-slavery Constitution

Its practical applications for slavery and abortion

Children's Books

Facing challenges

Four nonfiction books for kids and teens

Post-vaccination questions

Questions and answers on vaccines, cookouts, masking, and a slow return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic

Sorrow on Swiss streets

The Port’espoir ministry brings kindness and spiritual hope to prostitutes in Switzerland

“A hop of faith”

Kickboxing helped Amy Bream, born with one leg, accept her body as God created it