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Cover Stories

Gunpoint evangelist

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | An unlikely instrument of God's grace-off-again, on-again youth group member, with a criminal record, no job, and on the verge of losing an apartment-points a…

Cover Stories

God's instruments

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | He put them to glorious use at Wedgwood

In this issue: "Gunpoint evangelist," Oct. 9, 1999


College conundrum

By Timothy Lamer

National | A guide to the guides, part one: Students may not want to go where most major college guides will lead them

Expensive free speech

National | Christian students challenge mandatory funding of leftist activist groups on Wisconsin campus

Harvard vs. education

National | Campus publication reveals the narrow-minded prejudice that has overtaken a once-great school

Childbirth: safe, legal -and becoming rare

By Roy Maynard

International | in Rome - Four-that's how many times Deborah Vela is stopped in the two blocks between the bakery and the tobacconist on Rome's Via Della Lungara. She's…

People-count politics

By Mindy Belz

International | World population is crossing the 6-billion mark, and population-control groups are pushing hot-button issues of "scarcity" and "choice" like never before

Like a biblical plague

By Bob Jones

National | As North Carolina's floodwaters recede, revealing the extent of Hurricane Floyd-caused destruction, area churches offer their hearts-and their hands

Hard sell or selling out?

By Bob Jones

National | Focus-group tested and market-sensitive, Republicans launch all-out campaign to repackage agenda

Supermarket market

By Chris Stamper

National | Bidding for groceries, building a better Net, giving AOL a run for its money, and taking classifieds online

What's to celebrate?

By Cal Thomas

International | China communist regime celebrates its 50-year reign of terror, with applause from Americans


News & Reviews

By The Editors

Bauer denies wrongdoing as ex-aides charge appearance of impropriety with young campaign aide No fire, but how thick the smoke? It was easy to find the…


Granted, I could go out and lose everything gambling and drinking, but there's no sense in denying it. It's in my blood. Professional golfer John Daly, after…



Indoctrinated I am amazed at how many Christians defend the public-school system, perhaps because they fail to truly understand the possible consequences of a…

Watch and warn

By William H. Smith

Three trends that threaten the health of Christ's church

Philly poverty

By Marvin Olasky

Fight it by performing, or by hard work and prayer

Beyond rumors

By Joel Belz

Here are three alarms that are worth checking out


Can we recapture the ivory tower?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | And why is this even important? Because universities shape the culture well beyond their ivy-covered walls

Go for the moon

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Adventurers may cruise in space, a barbarian takes his seat, and George C. Scott remembered

The necessity of truth

Culture | The weak "faith" some want to allow in the public square will not yield any social benefits

TV: The limits of V-chips

By Roy Maynard

Television | Cultural conservatives should be careful what we ask for: While The West Wing is violence-free, it's more offensive than the violent Harsh Realm-a key…

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity as measured by box office receipts from 9/24/99 to 9/26/99

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