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Cover Story

Triple or nothing

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | Where does hope lie? In Detroit, a recent history of failure intensifies impatience with the slow work of home-by-home revitalization. The city appears ready…

In this issue: "Betting on the future," Aug. 1, 1998


The UN vs. Christianity?

By Mindy Belz

International | Christian relief workers charge that UN efforts are prolonging war and famine in Sudan

What is a Republican?

By Roy Maynard

National | In the heart of Bob Dole country, Republican conservatives take on GOP liberals; the battleground is the governor's mansion, the issue is abortion

All bets are off

By R. Albert Mohler Jr.

National | The church must speak up about gambling, rather than betting that the problem will just go away


Christ is so much better

By Chris Stamper

The suicidal guru and other cultural buzz


I don't think a father is necessary to raise a healthy, happy baby. Single mom Jodie Foster, on her baby Charles, born last week. She refused to disclose the…

This Week

Statist salads Thanks to Gov. Pete Wilson, Californians can once again enjoy a proper Caesar salad. Ever vigilant to protect citizens from themselves, the…



Our trade avenue Our daughter has been working for the past year in China for two companies involved in "joint venture" programs, one of the several means by…

Look up or look out

The subtle difference between admiration and adultery

The faith questions

By Joel Belz

Here's where our liberties may be most tested


By Marvin Olasky

Fighting the natural tendency to complicate


Audio: Not that contemporary

By Terry Yount

Culture | New labels seek to reshape CCM, but don't yet

Retro-grade culture

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | When the culture goes stagnant, the only option is to recycle the past

Books: Power of motherhood

By Roy Maynard

Books | A TV personality takes a second look at feminism

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