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Cover Story

Westside story

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story | Two weeks after the Arkansas school shooting, some of the pieces to the puzzle of this story of juvenile crime and small-town gangs are evident; others remain…

In this issue: "The Jonesboro puzzle," April 11, 1998

Features

Saving a drowning man

By Mindy Belz

International | Can religious freedom be brought aboard the lifeboat of U.S. foreign policy?

Tom, Dick, and harried

By Bob Jones

National | James Dobson's tense dispute with two Republican leaders seems resolved now, but concerns about Newt, Trent, and a tenuous hold on Congress remain

Dispatches

Quotables

He likes to say that he doesn't think of it as a half-century. He likes to think of it as a twentieth of a millennium. Vice presidential spokesman Larry Haas…

This Week

Worth a thousand words Someone's missing from this year's group picture of Senate pages from Iowa-President Clinton. The pages' group shot is always taken in…

Reviews

Worldviews for sale

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Communist nostalgia & other cultural buzz

Music: Celtic or cultic?

By Terry Yount

Music | Authentic Irish music will have Christian roots

Books: Not-so-precious Ruby

By F. W. Baue

Books | Why Oprah and the critics like this Virtuous Woman

Culture war detente?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | A studio tries not to offend Christians

Voices

Mailbag

Spiritual attack The church underwent worldwide persecution during the sad days of the Roman empire. Christians of that era knew their best defense: in…

Peace, if not safety

What if the path of Christ leads to danger and discomfort?

Too close to the edge

By Joel Belz

If they're the king's children, why look for daredevils?

Jewish evangelism

By Marvin Olasky

How not to pass by Passover opportunities

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