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Cover Stories

FRC: Define marriage in the U.S. Constitution

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story Sidebar | What tactics should conservatives use to counter these? The FRC's Robert Knight says state-level Defense of Marriage Acts are important, even if the federal…

Cover Stories

Unholy Matrimony

by Roy Maynard

Cover Story | Gay activists have lost numerous recent political battles. Their new strategy is to persuade courts to overrule voters on gay marriage. In Vermont they may…

In this issue: "Unholy matrimony," Feb. 13, 1999


Religion Notes

National | Look West, landlords! Landlords with religious scruples may refuse to rent to unmarried couples in nine Western states, but not in Michigan. In a 2-1 decision…



It's a very frightening concept as a parent that your son now becomes a martyr, a public figure for the world. Judy Shepard, mother of slain student Matthew…

This Week

If thy hand offend thee A 46-year-old man who was once considered an archetype for the success of chemical castration has been sentenced to 40 years in prison…


Let's go to the replay

By Beth Impson

Culture | New and upcoming releases at the video store

Books: Dr. Laura's Mt. Sinai

By Roy Maynard

Books | Good on the law, but in need of the gospel

Academic icon exposed

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | But the academy rushes to her defense

The perils of prosperity

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Irish villagers, e-traders, and early Christians face challenges brought on by success in the marketplace



Murder-for-hire I appreciated your recent coverage of the abortion issue, but I was also disappointed that it neglected to touch on a very salient point:

Reality vs. romanticism

By Andrée Seu

Preferring truth with pain over a comforting lie


By Joel Belz

A fender bender and the fall

Healing the heart

By Marvin Olasky

Theodore Roosevelt found God's faithfulness after disaster

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