40 Battle Ready: Assyrian Christians and Kurds in Iraq’s north have been holding a 640-mile front against ISIS since last year. With a humanitarian crisis at their doorstep, can a planned offensive break ISIS?
46 A clerk’s struggle: What is a Christian clerk who issues marriage licenses to do with the possible legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide?
50 Hassles and joys: Great risks, long journeys, government sabotage, official informants, chaotic crowds, packed halls, and fervent prayers: Welcome to a Christian training conference in Hong Kong.
54 Midwest approaches: Republicans have taken over governors’ offices throughout the Midwest. What have they done to battle poverty?
6 Joel Belz
9 Dispatches: News, Human Race, Quotables, Quick Takes
26 Janie B. Cheaney
29 Culture: Moves&TV, Books, Q&A, Music
38 Mindy Belz
59 Notebook: Medicine, Technology, Science, Houses of God, Sports, Money
71 Andree Seu Peterson
72 Marvin Olasky