2013 Higher Goals Awards

Article Series

First place: Enrichment Journal, “Dealing with Doubters,” credit – Paul Copan, author;

George Paul Wood, executive editor; Rick Knoth, managing editor

Second place: The Christian Post , “Inside Church Planting: Who Are the Church Planters?”

credit – Jeff Schapiro

Third place: Christianity Today, “Global Gospel Project,” credit – Roger Olson, Sarah Lebhar

Hall, Michael Reeves, Mark Galli, Matt Reynolds

Fourth place: Christian Examiner – Minnesota, “Every Nation, Tribe, People and Language;”

credit – Scott Noble

Fifth place: Baptist Press, “Fred Luter’s Historic Election as SBC President;, “ credit – Art

Toalston, Diana Chandler, Karen Willoughby, Tammi Ledbetter, Michael Foust

 

Biblical Exposition

First place: Kindred Spirit , “Take Your Faith to Work,” credit – Sandra Glahn, Bill Peel

Second place: One Magazine , “Paulitics,” credit – Eric K. Thomsen

Third place: Christian Research Journal, “Making Sense of Ezekiel’s Temple Vision,” credit –

Steve Gregg

Fourth place: The Banner, “God’s Belly Button,” credit – Leonard Vander Zee

Fifth place: Enrichment Journal, “What’s So Special About Jesus? Responding to the

Challenge of Religious Pluralism,” credit – Ivan Satyavrata, author; George Paul Wood,

executive editor; Rick Knoth, managing editor

 

Cause of the Year: Extreme Poverty

First place: Christianity Today, “Cost-Effective Compassion,” credit – Bruce Wydick, Mark

Galli, David Neff

Second place: Sojourners , “Jubilee and Beyond,” credit – Elaine Storkey

Third place: Enrichment Journal, “Hand Out or Hand Up? Empowering the Poor,” credit –

Amy L. Sherman, author; George Paul Wood, executive editor; Rick Knoth, managing editor

Fourth place: Church of God Evangel, “Building a City in Cambodia,” credit – Lance Colkmire

 

Critical Review

First place: Mutuality, “Book Review: Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage,” credit – Tim

Krueger, author, Megan Greulich, editor; Mimi Haddad, publisher

Second place: Christian Research Journal, “Truth in Darkness: The Hunger Games as an

Unexpected Resource for Apologists,” credit – Holly Ordway

Third place: Books & Culture, “Talking about REAL Marriage,” credit – Susan Wise Bauer,

John Wilson, Jennifer McGuire

Fourth place: Sojourners , “Life Under Empire,” credit – Julie Clawson

Fifth place: Crux, “Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture,” credit – Matthew

Thomas

 

Devotional

First place: Sojourners, “Sheer Christianity,” credit – Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Second place: Clubhouse , “Fruit Wow!,” credit – Jeff Childs, Jesse Florea, Stephen O’Rear

Third place: One Magazine, “First Glimpse: Unexpected Treasure,” credit – Eric K. Thomsen

Fourth place: Kyria.com, “When God Doesn’t Answer Prayers,” credit – Renee James, Ginger

Kolbaba, Beatrice Schoenrock, Ashley Moore, Mary Bellus

Fifth place: Leadership Journal, “A Life to Die For …,” credit – John Ortberg

 

Editorial

First place: Sojourners, “Iraq: It’s Finally Over — and It Was Wrong,” credit – Jim Wallis

Second place: Christianity Today Online, “Why Last Saturday’s Political Conclave of

Evangelical Leaders Was Dangerous,” credit – David Neff

Third place: White Wing Messenger, “The Weight of the World,” credit – DeWayne Hamby

Fourth place: One Magazine, “First Glimpse: Stranger in the Bathroom,” credit – Eric K.

Thomsen

Fifth place: Sports Spectrum (Digital), “Professor’s Perspective,” credit – Stephen Copeland

 

Evangelism Article

First place: Leadership Journal , “Acting Like Jesus,” credit – Syler Thomas

Second place: The Banner , “Urban Ministry: Looking for a Place to Call Home,” credit –

Brian Walsh

Third place: In Touch, “Welcome In, Reach Out,” credit – Jamie Hughes, Cameron Lawrence,

Lisa Dyches

Fourth place: Today’s Christian Woman, “God’s Neighborhood Plan,” credit – Claudean

Boatman, Ginger Kolbaba, Ashley Moore, Carol Thompson, Beatrice Schoenrock

Fifth place: Pentecostal Evangel, “The Christian Angler’s Guide to Fishing,” credit – Ken Horn

 

Fiction

First Place: Clubhouse, “They Came For Christmas,” credit – Nancy Rue, Jesse Florea,

Stephen O’Rear

Second place: Clubhouse Jr., “James Complains,” credit – April Gilfillen, Jesse Florea, Joanna

Echols

Third place: Indian Life, “Canyon of the Full Moon,” credit – Evelyn Horan

Fourth place: Forward, “The Choice,” credit – Marlene J. Chase, David Jones, Derek Lewis,

Jonathan Yandell

 

First-Person Article

First place: Sojourners, “Can These Bones Live?” credit – Emilie Teresa Smith

Second place: Prism, “Walking on the Edge for the Lord,” credit – Tonetta Landis

Third place: The Banner , “Christmas Narratives: Jesus’ Family Stories Help Us Make Sense

of Our Own,” credit – Jennifer M. Parker

Fourth place: Pentecostal Evangel, “The Wait … The Jessica Buchanan Story,” credit –

Andrew Mathe

Fifth place: White Wing Messenger, “A Certain Sound by Marsha Robinson,” credit – Marsha

Robinson, DeWayne Hamby, Randall E. Howard

 

Freelance Article

First place: Ann-Margret Hovsepian, “Quebec: Canada’s Prodigal Province”

Second place: Carolyn Curtis, “Future of the Church in America,” credit – Carolyn Curtis,

Carol Pipes

Third place: Christine Scheller, “When the Past is All Too Present,” credit – Christine

Scheller, Jon Boyd

 

General Article: Short

First Place: On Mission, “Epic Life Can be a Crazy Ride,” credit – Joe Conway, Mike Ebert

Second place: In Touch, “Silent Light,” creidt: Sandy Feit, Cameron Lawrence, Lisa Dyches

Third place: Christianity Today, “The Evangelical Jesus,” credit – PrayerMark Galli, David

Neff

Fourth place: The Banner, “Missing Maggie,” credit – Judy Hardy

Fifth place: Sojourners, “Slaves in Our Family,” credit – Rose Marie Berger

 

General Article: Medium

First Place: Christianity Today, “From Powerlifter to Powerless,” credit – Kathleen

Anderson, Katelyn Beaty, Mark Galli, David Neff

Second place: LeadershipJournal.net, “Going to Hell with Ted Haggard”

Third place: Sojourners, “Can These Bones Live?” credit – Emilie Teresa Smith

Fourth place: Kyria.com, “My Stiff-Necked Life,” credit – Renee James, Ginger Kolbaba,

Ashley Moore, Mary Bellus, Beatrice Schoenrock

Fifth place: Christianity Today Online , “The Media and the Massacre,” credit – Andy Crouch

 

General Article: Long

First Place: New Frontier — The Salvation Army, “The Equality Paradox,” credit – Christin

Davis

Second place: Prism, “A More Sustainable Peace,” credit – Tim Hoiland

Third place: Christian Research Journal, “The God Particle,” credit – William Lane Craig

Fourth place: World Vision Magazine, “Saving Savoeun,” credit – Kari Costanza

Fifth place: Christian Leader, “Why I Am a Planetary Scientist,” credit – Roger Wiens

 

Humorous

First Place: Lark News, “Small Group Meets but Fails to Notice Each Other,” credit – Joel

Kilpatrick

Second place: Thriving Family, “What Will the Neighbors Think?” credit – Megan Gordon,

Mark Gungor

Third place: In Touch, “Selah in the Sky,” credit – Jamie Hughes, Cameron Lawrence, Lisa

Dyches

Fourth place: Sojourners, “Honey, We Are Home,” credit – Ed Spivey Jr.

Fifth place: Today’s Christian Woman, “Three World-Changer Things You Can Do Before

Breakfast,” credit – Erin Taylor Young, Ginger Kolbaba, Ashley Moore, Beatrice Schoenrock,

Mary Bellus

 

Interview Article

First Place: Sojourners, “The Face of Hate,” credit – Joanie Eppinga

Second place: The Christian Post , “Interview: Ross Douthat on Joel Osteen, Rick Warren,

Christian Nationalism and His Charismatic Roots,” credit – Napp Nazworth

Third place: Church of God Evangel, “Three Generations . . . One Message,” credit – Lance

Colkmire

Fourth place: BuildingChurchLeaders.com, “Becoming a Just Church,” credit – Laura

Leonard, Jim Martin, Drew Dyck

Fifth place: Prism, “Human Capital,” credit – Kristyn Komarnicki, Paul Alexander

 

Personality Article

First Place: Wheaton Magazine, “Wonder Filled,” credit – Katherine Halberstadt Anderson

Second place: Worldwide Challenge, “Heart of a Lion,” credit – Amber Wiley, author; Erik

Segalini, Becky Thomton, editors

Third place: In Touch, “Be Secretly Incredible,” credit – Erin Gieschen, Cameron Lawrence,

Lisa Dyches

Fourth place: Pentecostal Evangel, “From Out of Death’s Shadow,” credit – Scott Harrup

Fifth place: Decision, “A Fire in His Bones”

 

Poetry

First Place: Sojourners, “Trumpet,” credit – Annie Deppe

Second place: Crux, “Sarai,” credit – Bethany Hindmarsh

Third place: Books & Culture, “My Favorite Bollywood Film,” credit – Brett Foster, John

Wilson, Jennifer McGuire

 

Reporting

First Place: Christian Examiner, “No Room at the Inn: Victim of Homeless Killing Spree

Couldn’t Get Apartment,” credit – Lori Arnold

Second place: Christianity Today, “The Fight for Egypt’s Future,” credit – Jeremy Weber,

Mark Galli, David Neff

Third place: New Frontier — The Salvation Army, “Preventing Trafficking of Persons in

Tijuana,” credit – Christin Davis

Fourth place: Worldwide Challenge, “The View from Tohoku,” credit – Jess Fong, author;

Erik Segalini, Becky Thomton, editors

Fifth place: Christian Examiner — Minnesota, “Rebuilding Lives: Salvation Army’s ARC

Helps Men Turn Their Lives Around,” credit – Scott Noble

 

Standing Column

First place: Enrichment Journal, “Managing the Mayhem of Ministry,” credit – Cal LeMon,

author; George Paul Wood, executive editor; Rick Knoth, managing editor

Second place: World Vision Magazine, “From the President,” credit – Rich Stearns

Third place: Christianity Today, “Kingmakers and Powerbrokers,” , “Private Faith and

Public Policy,”, “The Hymns That Haunt Us,” credit – David Neff

Fourth place: Sports Spectrum (Digital), “Another Angle,” credit – Stephen Copeland

Fifth place: Kindred Spirit, “From the Chancellor,” credit – Charles Swindoll, Sandra Glahn

 

Student Writer of the Year

First place: Mutuality, “Have They Disappeared?” credit – Andy Motz, author; Megan

Greulich, editor; Mimi Haddad, publisher

Second place: Sojourners, “All in the Family,” credit – Michaela Bruzzese

Third place: Christianity Today, “Teaching the Dragon,” credit – Andrew Thompson,

Timothy Morgan, Mark Galli, David Neff

Fourth place: AFA Journal, “Ordinary People Meet Special Needs,” credit – Stacy Long

 

Titles

First place: Sojourners

Second place: Clubhouse, credit – Trevor Miller, Chris Gentile, Kathleen Freeman, Jesse

Florea, Stephen O’Rear

Third place: Christianity Today, credit – Marion V. Liautaud, Oliver D. Crisp, Tim Stafford,

writers; Mark Galli, editor; Katelyn Beaty, managing editor; David Neff, editor in chief

Fourth place: Thriving Family

Fifth place: In Touch, credit – Sandy Feit, Erin Gieschen, Edward T. Welch, Cameron

Lawrence, Lisa Dyches

 

Cartoon

First place: Clubhouse, “Captain Absolutely,” credit – Christopher Maselli, Dennis Edwards,

Gary Locke, Peg Mamalakis

Second place: Enrichment Journal, “He’ll be with us for awhile — he refuses to die until the

Cubs win the World Series,” credit – Bob Schochet, cartoonist; George Paul Wood, executive

editor; Rick Knoth, managing editor

Third place: Answers Magazine, “Ultimate Survivors,” credit – Brandie Lucas, Paul Agner,

Mike Matthews

Fourth place: Christianity Today, “Laying on of hands is always a challenge at First Pirate

Church,” credit – Cuyler Black, Mark Galli, David Neff

 

Original Art: Digital/Mixed Media

First place: Answers Magazine, “God Invented It First,” credit – Craig Clark, Dan Stelzer,

Mike Matthews

Second place: Clubhouse Jr., “Your Nose Might Know!,” credit – Pablo Bernasconi, Kathleen

Gray Ziegler

Third place: Christianity Today, “Why Christus Victor Is Not Enough,” credit – Doug Fleener,

Alecia Sharp

Fourth place: Sojourners, “America the Exceptional,” credit – Ken Davis

 

Original Art: Traditional

First place: Clubhouse Jr., “Just Like Me,” credit – Howard McWilliam, Kathleen Gray Ziegler

Second place: Pentecostal Evangel, “Petey at the Park,” credit – Gary Locke

Third place: Answers Magazine, “Seeing the Forest Amid the Trees,” credit – Corey Godbey,

Dan Stelzer, Mike Matthews

Fourth place: Enrichment Journal, “Is God’s Love Limited to the Elect?” credit – Gary Locke,

artist; Steve Lopez, art director; George Paul Wood, executive editor; Rick Knoth, managing

editor

Fifth place: Sojourners, “Mission Creep,” credit – Jon Krause

 

Photo Feature

First place: World Vision Magazine, “Famine No More?” credit – Jon Warren

Second place: Christianity Today, “Miracles in Mozambique,” credit – Gary Gnidovic

Third place: TEAMHorizons, “Love is the Key,” credit – Robert Johnson

Fourth place: Worldwide Challenge, “The View from Tohoku,” Mark Winz, editor; Guy

Gerrard, photographer; Journey Group, design

Fifth place: The Clarion, Bethel University, “Royal Re-Do,” credit – Drea Chalmers, Shara

Leininger, Matt Kelley

 

Photography Use

First place: World Vision Magazine, credit – Jon Warren

Second place: Worldwide Challenge, credit – Mark Winz, editor; Guy Gerrard, Ted Wilcox,

Tom Mills, photographers; Journey Group, design

Third place: Decision, credit – Steve Mast, Peter Taylor, Jim Dailey, Bob Paulson

Fourth place: Christianity Today, credit – Gary Gnidovic, Mark Galli, David Neff

Fifth place: TEAMHorizons, credit – Robert Johnson

 

Publication Design

First place: Clubhouse Jr., credit – Kathleen Gray Ziegler

Second place: Answers Magazine, credit – Dale Mason, Mike Matthews, Danstelzer, Doug

Rumminger

Third place: Explorer’s Guide, credit – Sondra Blackburn, Andrea Young, Katie Greenwood,

Janiece Waldrop, Derek Lewis

Fourth place: Worldwide Challenge, credit – Mark Winz, editor; Journey Group, design

Fifth place: World Vision Magazine, credit – Journey Group

 

Publication Redesign

First place: The Gideon, credit – Allison Stewart, Andrea Young

Second place: On Mission, credit – Steve Beaver, Carol Pipes, Sara Shelton, Joe Conway, Mike

Ebert

Third place: Connections Leadership / MOPS, credit – Carla Foote, Mary Darr, Cindy Young

Fourth place: Message Magazine, credit – Jenni Autry, Lauren Miller, Leah Pickard, Paul

Luce

Fifth place: YouthWalk, credit – Laurin Makohon, Travis Stoneback

 

Single Photo: Candid

First place: World Vision Magazine ,, “Famine No More?” credit – Jon Warren

Second place: American Bible Society Record, “Every Tongue Confess,” credit – Benjamin

Leaman, Rob Giorgio, Gail Martin, Liz Smith

Third place: Christianity Today,, “Mama Heidi of Mozambique,” credit – Gary Gnidovic, Mark

Galli, David Neff

Fourth place: The Clarion, Bethel University, “Mitch Hallstrom One-Handed Catch,” credit –

Matt Kelley

Fifth place: Wheaton Magazine, “Run Like It Matters,” credit – Michael Hudson

 

Single Photo: Controlled

First place: Alabama Baptist, “Every Day Is a Gift,” credit – Neisha Fuson

Second place: In Touch, “Setting the Table,” credit – Andrew Thomas Lee, Cameron

Lawrence, Lisa Dyches

Third place: The Threefold Advocate, “Main Street,” credit – J Pablo Garcia

Fourth place: Christianity Today, “Todd Wood, Young-Earth Creationist,” credit – Tamara

Reynolds, Gary Gnidovic

Fifth place: Decision, “Standing in Awe,” credit – Andy McMillan, Steve Mast

 

Two-Page Spread Design

First place: World Vision Magazine, “Saving Savoeun,” credit – Mike Ryan

Second place: Answers Magazine, “God Invented It First,” credit – Dan Stelzer, Craig Clark,

Mike Matthews

Third place: Worldwide Challenge, “Mozambique,” credit – Mark Winz, editor; Journey

Group, design

Fourth place: MomSense, “The Perfect Stranger,” credit – Cindy Young, Mary Darr

Fifth place: Pentecostal Evangel, “Bryan Clay: Redemption,” credit – Lucas Key

 

Typography and Lettering

First place: Answers Magazine, “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” credit – Dan Stelzer, Deb Minnard,

Mike Matthews

Second place: Kindred Spirit, “Drawing Near When God Seems Silent,” credit – Linda

Tomczak, Sandra Glahn

Third place: Leadership Journal, “Epic Fail,” credit – Doug Fleener

Fourth place: EFCA Today, “Biblical Literacy,” credit – Jeff Rogers, illustrator; Matt Pamer /

Journey Group, art director; Diane McDougall / Journey Group, editor; Rae Phillips; Brian

Cole

Fifth place: Alliance Life, “Who Lives in Your Neighborhood?” credit – Beryl Glass

 

Website Design

First place: LeadershipJournal.net, credit – Drew Dyck, Paul Pastor, Valerie Broucek, Clay

Anderson

Second place: Christianity Today Online

Third place: The Christian Post, credit – Hannah Lee

 

Cover

First place: EFCA Today, “Biblical Literacy,” credit – Jeff Rogers, illustrator; Matt Pamer /

Journey Group, art director; Diane McDougall/ Journey Group, editor; Rae Phillips; Brian

Cole

Second place: Decision, “Radical Islam’s Global War on Christians,” credit – Steve Mast,

Peter Taylor, Jim Dailey, Bob Paulson

Third place: Biola Magazine, “Soul & Stomach,” credit – Jessica Kemp, Laurel Dailey, Jeffrey

Hiendarto, Brian Miller, Lehua Faulkner

Fourth place: Pentecostal Evangel , “The Father Effect,” credit –

Marc McBride

Fifth place: Pilot, “Thinking Points for Grace-Filled Action,” credit – Jenny Collins, Michael

Forrest, Justin Redman, Nancy Zugschwert

 

Department

First place: Sojourners, “CultureWatch,” credit – Julie Polter

Second place: Answers Magazine, “Created Creature,” credit – Dan Breeding, Melinda

Christian, Heather Bruce, Mike Matthews, Dan Stelzer

Third place: Christianity Today Online, “Her.meneutics,” credit – Mimi Haddad, Karen

Swallow Prior, Jen Pollock Michel

Fourth place: Thriving Family, “Family Stages”

Fifth place: Boundless, “Boundless Answers,” credit – Scott Croft, Candice Watters, Martha

Krienke

 

Single-Theme Section or Issue

First place: MomSense, “Play,” credit – Melissa Caddell, Mary Darr

Second place: World Vision Magazine, “Hunger & Heartache,” credit – James Addis,

Richstearns, Steve Reynolds

Third place: EFCA Today, “Fitted for Work,” credit – Diane McDougall / Journey Group,

editor; Matt Pamer / Journey Group, art director; Rae Phillips; Brian Cole

Fourth place: Christianity Today, “50 Women To Watch, “ credit – Sarah Pulliam Bailey,

Mark Galli, David Neff

Fifth place: In Touch, “The Crucified Life,” credit – Cameron Lawrence, Lisa Dyches, Jeff

Gregory, Jamie Hughes, Sandy Feit