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Cover Stories

Man knows not his time

by Nick Eicher

Cover Story | Deaths in 1997

Cover Stories

Proverbial 1997

by The Editors

Cover Story | The Year in Review

Cover Stories

Names ...

by Nick Eicher

Cover Story | ... and notables

In this issue: "Year in Review 1997," Dec. 27, 1997


Turbulent globe

By Mindy Belz

International | Terrorism, financial crisis, and attacks on the freedom of Christian worship make headlines around the world in 1997



We've already got a 2-cent tax on hamburgers. I'd have told them to try to find some private investors. Anti-tax activist JOHN McCALEB of Little Rock, Ark.,

This Week

Parental supervision? The alleged mastermind behind the Satanic-inspired shootings at a rural Mississippi high school went free on Tuesday after a judge…


Giving less, believing less?

By Joel Belz

A sober year-end reminder: Can non-givers expect to get into heaven?

How low can they go?

By Marvin Olasky

Call the chiropractors: It's journalistic limbo time again

De-Christianized Dartmouth

By R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Now the naturalists have come to convert the Christians


Put on your armor I am not aware of many evangelicals in danger of being labeled "quaint"("21st-century Amish," Nov. 22). Would that we be judged "quaint" in…


Some hope

By Terry Yount

Culture | Top recordings in 1997 show classical music has a future

Books: The 10 best

By George Grant

Books | Grant's favorites from 1997

Beltway Books: What Christians read

By Roy Maynard

Books | 1997's top-selling Christian books, plus dog of the year

Culturally impaired

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | In a year of decline, Christians displayed a little clout

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