Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Back to despair

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | In the spring of 1997, Eric Harrah descended on State College, Pa., the leafy, church-filled little college town that is home to Penn State University. His…

Cover Stories

Star makers, heartbreakers

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Some Christian groups, desperate for sensational conversion stories, may be hurting those who switch sides

In this issue: "Star makers, heartbreakers," Sept. 2, 2000

Features

Buried at sea

By Mindy Belz

International | The deaths of 118 sailors at the bottom of the Barents Sea left the Russian administration gasping for air

Dispatches

Quotables

If fans are sitting in the stands, and they want to branch out and say the Lord's Prayer, or some prayer to Allah or whoever, they can do that. Jim Keith,

No Comment Zone

By The Editors

With deer-hunting season fast approaching, Tennessee car dealer Greg "Lumpy" Lambert announced plans to offer vouchers for a bolt-action, 8 mm deer rifle with…

Faces

By The Editors

After noticing a small boy scavenging for food in a nearby dumpster, Texas mother of five Beatriz Salazar began a local food drive to feed 12 children in her…

Ups & Downs of the Week

By The Editors

KISSING DEMOCRATS: Pols once gained votes by kissing babies; we've come to a sorry, post-Clinton time when public wife-kissing is crucial. The three-second…

The Buzz

By The Editors

Gore slips past the Independent Council again; slips by Bush with a sizeable convention bounce On a roll? Some weeks, everything just seems to go your way. On…

Reviews

Computer Games

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 selling PC and Console games from Gameweek.com for the week ending Aug. 5

Our 'tailor-made' universe

By Nancy R. Pearcey

Culture | New scientific study begs the philosophical question, "Who's the tailor?"

Censoring 'Kum Ba Ya'

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Private agencies are now erecting "walls of separation" of their own

Video Rentals

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 videos in popularity as measured by rental receipts for the week ended Aug. 13

Voices

Which end zone?

By Joel Belz

God doesn't focus on just one end or the other

Mailbag

Thrilled I was thrilled that George W. Bush selected Dick Cheney as his running mate. He is a class act. - Jim Urish, Lander, Wyo. Less than thrilled Misspelling…

Fear of the Lord

By Marvin Olasky

In an age of fear, Christophobia is the truly widespread one

Omega point

By Andrée Seu

What are we working for?

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