Table of Contents

Cover Stories

'Bogey on your tail'

by Joel C. Rosenberg

Cover Story Sidebar | An excerpt from The Last Jihad

Cover Stories

A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

Cover Story Sidebar | An interview with Joel C. Rosenberg

Cover Stories

Heroes, villains, soldiers, spies

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | It's too early to tell, but Joel C. Rosenberg's bestselling novel may be part of a trend: successful Christian cultural products that go mainstream without…

In this issue: "Fact & Fiction," Dec. 21, 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 Dec. 4 to Dec. 10

The loser's circle

By Dorothy Moore

Charity | Many organizations are increasingly enticing donors with sweepstakes

A buildup begins

By Lynn Vincent

Military | The world's lone superpower starts flexing its muscle outside of Iraq

Casting his Lott

By Nick Eicher

Politics | Trent Lott should resign his leadership post rather than force the Republican Party to pay the political price for his "poor choice" of words

Dispatches

Quotables

Anybody who heard it thought it was a joke at first. Amanda Pendleton, mother of a Yonkers, N.Y., fifth-grader, after the local school district ordered…

Quick Takes

Hall of Fame Rose? Pete Rose may make it to baseball's Hall of Fame after all, if negotiations to reinstate him to Major League Baseball prove successful. Mr.

In Brief

News highlights from around the world

Reviews

Notable books

By Anne Geddes, Alexander Tsiaras and Barry Werth, Chosen by Rosemary Sandberg and Michael Morpurgo, James M. McPherson & John Blanchard

Notable Books | Five books for or about physical or spiritual children

Made in Hollywood

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Tinsel Town turns out two different, but both deficient, views of love

A merry solstice?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Those who think all religions are the same look at the wrappings instead of the content

Notebook

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington

Voices

So far, we're losing

By Joel Belz

Moral relativism still dominates the abortion debate

Mailbag

Voice and vocation Thanks for Mr. Veith's insightful article regarding the Chevrolet sponsorship of the recent Come Together and Worship tour ("Like a rock…

Crossing over

By Marvin Olasky

God rescues wasted lives through Christmas hope

Christmas connection

By Andrée Seu

If there are no Ramahs there is no need for Jesus

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