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Cover Story

Razing the standard?

by Edward E. Plowman

Cover Story | Largest black Baptist church group backs embattled leader

In this issue: "Lyons thrown to Baptists," Sept. 20, 1997


White House of cards

By Cal Thomas

National | As the evidence mounts, it seems just a matter of time ...

How to map the Middle East

By Mindy Belz

International | With Oslo in shreds, maybe sixth graders can draw the lines

Dalai mania: Tibetan leader now a PC cause

International | Buddhism is now the spirituality of choice for the trendy

Real life in the ER

By Roy Maynard

National | But in this hospital, faith in God is not left out of the script



I'm 50 years old! I can't be doing this! A Boston husband to his wife, Cheryl Kaiser, complaining at 2:00 a.m. about having to take care of his child's…

This Week

Symbol of "selflessness" From around the world, government dignitaries and religious leaders flocked to Calcutta to honor the memory of Mother Teresa, the…

This Week

Depravity watch It may be perfectly legal to pay a doctor to dismember an unborn child, but trying to kill one by taking Tylenol can lead to a murder charge.


Religion Notes

Religion | Preserving the Trinity The Virgin Mary will not be upgraded to co-redeemer, and there are no plans to study the possibility. That was the Vatican's response…


TV: Nyuk-nyuk to pride

By Arsenio Orteza

Television | Three Stooges throw a pie in the face of today's sitcoms

Beltway Books: It takes leadership

By Doug Bandow

Books | Politicians still cannot repeal the basic laws of economics

Film: Cynical or joyous?

By Chris Stamper

Movies | Two takes on the loves and lives of corporation execs

Culture Notes

Culture | Serve somebody Bob Dylan, the iconoclastic icon of the 1960s,will be performing before Pope John Paul II. He was invited to be part of a concert for youth at…


Simple, not simplistic

By Joel Belz

Good journalism is a tightwire act between two extremes

But can it save?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Even the best "good advice" only goes so far


Family matters Bravo, Louisiana legislators! Thank you for the courage to establish a higher standard of marriage ("I really, really do," July 26/Aug. 2).

UnChristlike sayings

By Marvin Olasky

Rethinking the meaning of "speaking the truth in love"

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