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Cover Stories

The "cold" approach

Cover Story Sidebar | With more than 4,000 missionaries across the globe, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention could fill the role of big brother to…

Cover Stories

Let My People Go

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | It's a crisis that mission agencies hope never to face and a story they'd rather not have to tell. Missionaries, like other Americans working overseas, are…

In this issue: "Missionary hostages," Feb. 20, 1998


Thorn in the flesh

By Cal Thomas

National | Confident he can tell the truth and hold public office, Gov. Romer admits "affection" for Ms. Thornberry

But first say please

By Roy Maynard

National | California initiative would require unions to get members' OK before using their money for politics

We shall overturn

By Roy Maynard

National | With the support of MLK's niece, citizens of Maine reject gay civil rights and exercise their "people's veto"


The Buzz

'50s, '60s, '70s, or '90s? Retro is the way everyone is doomed to repeat the past whether they learned from it or not. It lets yesterday's chart-toppers get…

This Week

Truth deficit Standing in front of a huge mock-up of a Social Security card at Georgetown University, President Clinton last week field-tested one of the…


No more fast-food work for me-I've got a career in science! Motto of Bob Helms's newsletter Guinea Pig Zero. After losing his job a year ago, the 40-year-old…



Renaissance man It was amazing and encouraging to read how Mr. and Mrs. Palau interacted with the elite of the Renaissance group ("Renaissance man," Jan. 24).

A slice of heaven

Learning to put away the selfishness that can infect us

The propaganda rolls on

By Joel Belz

American children are victims of a false kind of science

Pray for the president

By Marvin Olasky

Who, among the president's advisers, is a Nathan?


Film: Wrong movie, Mr. Clinton

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | Robert Duvall's promising film on Pentecostalism, The Apostle, turns out neither tender nor merciful

Music: Better than pablum

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | From Anti-Garth to O'Connoresque rock 'n' roll

Books: English as 2nd language

By Roy Maynard

Books | Buckley's "autobiography" falls seriously short

A postmodern scandal

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | If truth is relative, it's impossible to lie

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