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February 24, 2024 | Vol. 39, No. 4

His Father’s world

Kim Henderson | Joel Belz spent his life unveiling the wonder of God and His creation

Armenia’s forgotten war

Jenny Lind Schmitt | Historic Christian nation fights for survival amid regional bullies on a geopolitical power trip

Boots to fill

Lauren Canterberry | American agriculture faces a worker shortage as aging farmers retire and few choose to follow in their footsteps


Fewer fish in a smaller sea

TRENDING | Young singles ditch dating apps for meaningful connections


First principles in dystopia

BOOKS | Booker Prize–winning novel depicts characters ground down by power but steadfast in hope

Dedicated to missions

BOOKS | The lives of Charles and Lettie Cowman

A left-wing case for life

BOOKS | Benjamin Watson offers a rallying cry against abortion

Children's Books

Black History Month spotlight

CHILDREN’S BOOKS | Reviews of four books featuring black characters


The Teachers’ Lounge

MOVIE | German film tells an intense story of middle school scandal, but the credits roll too soon

Bob Marley: One Love

MOVIE | Biopic of the Jamaican reggae star relies too much on a hackneyed formula and fictitious backstory

Box Office Top 10

MOVIES | Top films for the weekend of Feb. 2-4

The UnXplained

TELEVISION | William Shatner takes viewers on a tour of mysteries and marvels new and old, including the Biblical flood

Orion and the Dark

MOVIE | A boy with irrational fears takes a journey with fantastical but friendly nighttime beings

Masters of the Air

TELEVISION | Apple TV+ series offers a memorable retelling of the harrowing air war over Europe


Striking musical gold

MUSIC | A Christian-music underground flourishes online

New and noteworthy

MUSIC | Reviews of four albums

Walkable metropolis

LIFESTYLE | U.S. urban planners have embraced the “15-minute city”

Ozempic on the menu

SCIENCE | Recent research points to health benefits and risks of the popular drug

Eyes on the neighborhood

TECHNOLOGY | Doorbell company rolls back police partnership

No Catholics allowed?

LAW | Former CVS employee sues to get her job back