Table of Contents

Cover Story

Parable of the Talent

by Nick Eicher

Cover Story | After a crushing statewide defeat just two years ago, Jim Talent rejected self-pity and cynicism. He took time for one-on-one Bible study with his trusted…

In this issue: "Jim Talent: Majority maker," Nov. 23, 2002

Features

Top News

By Tim Graham

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from Nov. 6 to 12

UNmistakable

By Mindy Belz

Iraq | The president held his ground, and the United Nations finally came around

A time to choose

By Marvin Olasky

National | Faith-based initiative-Officials should not weaken it to appease the left

On second thought

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | U.S. Catholic bishops revise guidelines on clergy sexual abuse

Border patrol

By Mindy Belz

Immigration | Canadian-U.S. reforms are supposedly tightening the back door to terrorists. But a bloated immigration bureaucracy to the north is sending Christians back to…

Dispatches

In Brief

Vermont's civil (union) war Apparently gay marriage wasn't all Glen Rosengarten thought it would be. He petitioned the State of Connecticut to dissolve his…

Quotables

What are they going to say? Something like 'Yo, yo, yo-what up, Saddam?' Fourteen-year-old Guy Weltcheck of South Orange, N.J., on a CNN Headline News…

Quick Takes

Life imitates MTV MTV's Jackass has produced another real-life counterpart. A Seattle-area teenager named Kelvin Wu wound up in a burn ward after trying…

Notebook

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington

Columnists

Journalistic leverage

By Joel Belz

World Journalism Institute is gaining momentum

Mailbag

Glorious creation It was love at first sight that day many years ago when I purchased a print of Albert Bierstadt's "Looking up the Yosemite Valley."

Don't close the gate

By Marvin Olasky

Giving thanks for a tradition of hospitality

The 'Peregrine White' factor

By Andrée Seu

From nothing but gratitude to everything but gratitude

Culture

Best-Selling Books

By Jane Leavy, Thomas Friedman, Pat Conroy, Rudolph W. Giuliani & Tom Shales & James A. Miller

Notable Books | The five best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as of Nov. 11

Like a rock ... musician

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Chevrolet sparks outrage for sponsoring a "ministry," but making music, even in CCM, is really a vocation

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