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Cover Stories


Cover Story Sidebar | Countdown to schism? February 1998. A UMC scholarly dialogue forum in Dallas issues a paper, "In Search of Unity." It warns the clash over homosexuality is…

Cover Stories

Madness in the Methodist

by Edward E. Plowman

Cover Story | Fed up with runaway liberalism in the mainline, a courageous Methodist minister leads his congregation to walk away-perhaps presaging a more profound schism…

In this issue: "Madness in the Methodist," July 25, 1998


New anti-missionary bill advances in Israel-with backing from Netanyahu

International | The battle for religious freedom in Israel is heating up again and the stakes are now higher than ever. Israeli Christians barely had time to sigh in relief…

Smoke, but no fire?

By Mindy Belz

International | Evangelical group says it can find no Christian persecution in Palestinian-controlled areas in the Middle East

Cover-up: not an option

By Edward E. Plowman

National | A cautionary tale of sex-abuse charges against pastors that drove two churches to the brink



I'll take my shirt off and beat myself bloody on the back with a whip if it would do any good. Ted Turner, to the Television Critics Association on his…

This Week

Nation in brief More black ink, more green Congressional Republicans received 932 billion more reasons last week to provide tax relief to American taxpayers.



Big is bad I just read Mr. Colson's response on the Religious Liberty Protection Act (RLPA), and I want to thank you for publishing your very good article…

Savoring rest

By Margie Haack

It needs to be more than a sweet summer memory

Lying to the Nazis?

By Joel Belz

I'm slow to decide-but think we should back RLPA

Short memory

By Marvin Olasky

Will Clinton learn from his scandal-plagued predecessor?


The culture of death

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Going gothic and other cultural buzz

Books: Fictionalizing Jesus

By F. W. Baue

Books | Contemporary writers show devotion to the Christs they've fashioned into their own image

Why TV skews yuppie

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Under 18? Over 50? Then shows you like will be canceled no matter how good their ratings are

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