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July 31, 2021 | Vol. 36, No. 14

Profiles in poverty-fighting

What WORLD looks for in effective compassion coverage

Healing more than bodies

Safe Harbor Free Clinic focuses on both physical and spiritual

Finding straighter paths

East County Transitional Living Center challenges residents to see their depravity and God’s sovereignty

The Word and work at Westside

Westside Ministries’ strategy for helping kids find Jesus and escape poverty brings them back as adults to help a new generation

Hope in the wilderness

Christian Encounter helps youth who need family, structure, and the gospel

A decade of destruction

Syria’s ongoing civil war, now in its 10th year, is shaping a generation to imagine nothing but war


Making music in Harlem

Summer of Soul revisits a 1969 rock festival where music flowed and racial tensions simmered


Box Office Top 10

Top films for the weekend of July 9-11

Mission against disinformation

Disney series The Mysterious Benedict Society upholds truth claims in a world beset by lies

Going forward to move back

The Tomorrow War entertains but is predictable

Bossy babies

With chaotic plot twists, The Boss Baby: Family Business is so absurd that it’s amusing

A superhero surprise

Black Widow packs typical Marvel action but adds emotional depth


Not-so-pop(ular) music

Two albums question the status quo

Sentimental sounds

Noteworthy new or recent releases

An annual assessment

An annual assessment

Forecasting tensions with China and Russia


A sorrowful history

Insightful books on abortion

The dollars and sense of America’s challenges

Four books look for diagnoses and solutions

Children's Books

Friendship features

Four picture books for young children

Ships in limbo

Weighing the hidden costs of the cruise industry shutdown

A roller coaster life

Singing helped concentration camp survivor David Wisnia endure World War II atrocities

Stars and swipes

Athletic protests today may be permissible or impermissible based on where they fall on the ideological spectrum