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TRUTH AND FICTION

TRUTH AND FICTION

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | A Christian publishing company aims to restore a great literary heritage: high-quality, general-market fiction written by Christians and from a biblical…

Cover Stories

Novel approach

Cover Story Sidebar | Budding, unpublished writers are invited to submit short stories in the WORLDview Fiction Contest, sponsored by WestBow Press and WORLD.

In this issue: "Summer Books 2004," July 3, 2004

Features

Freedom summer

By Priya Abraham

Literature | The National Endowment for the Humanities turns to the classics to stamp out "American amnesia"

Blessed to be a blessing

Blessed to be a blessing

By Gene Edward Veith

Interview | Novelist Bret Lott on using his God-given talents in his vocation, writing about forgiveness, and "setting God in the midst of these stories"

Single minded

By Lauren F. Winner

Literary Trends | Why must Christian "chick lit" always reach the same destination as its secular counterpart-the altar?

Fathers and sons

Fathers and sons

By Susan Olasky

Interview | Frank Schaeffer discusses life as a wartime parent and how watching his son join the Marines and go to the Middle East changed the way he thinks about his…

'I have never ordered torture'

'I have never ordered torture'

By Bob Jones

Washington | WASHINGTON: White House release of memos on prisoner treatment supports the president, but the debate is politically painful

Religion: How shall we then vote?

By Lynn Vincent

Religion | Evangelicals tweak the language of their political manifesto after news media reports characterize it as a call for retreat

15 votes short

By Lynn Vincent

Marriage | Activism for the Federal Marriage Amendment seems lagging as Senate backers seek supporters before a July 12 vote

Politics: Rowland up the river

Politics: Rowland up the river

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Ex-political wunderkind won't be impeached, but may face felony rap

Iraq: Too late, too soon

By Priya Abraham

Iraq | On the one side, Iraqis impatient with the long transition to elections in January; on the other, those worried that too much remains undone. Squeezed in the…

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

Torture The Bush Administration on June 22 released a stack of classified documents detailing a secret, two-year debate over the proper handling of captured…

Quotables

"We are opening the door of amnesty." Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, who last week offered Islamic militants one month to turn themselves in to authorities or…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Car trouble Loaded gun? Check. Cash bag? Check. Bandana for mask? Check. Accused bank robber Knute Falk had almost all the details taken care of when he…

Reviews

Tiger tale

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Movie Review: Two Brothers

Best-Selling CDs

Notable CDs | The top five best-selling CCM and Gospel CDs according to Billboard magazine, June 19

Know nothings

Know nothings

By Gene Edward Veith

Books | Popular fiction, feminist scholarship, and even Christians' false piety have helped revive the ancient Gnostic heresy -- perfect timing for a new manual for…

Books on screen

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Talk shows need guests; audiences benefit from learning about new books; and authors need free publicity.

A different World

A different World

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Movie Review: Around the World in 80 Days

Swift response

By Gene Edward Veith

Books | A "Battle of the Books" that began 300 years ago still rages on

Notebook

Sports

By John Dawson

Sports | Diaper dandies Call it post-LeBron syndrome. This year about a half dozen high-schoolers made the jump from their hometowns to the first round of the NBA…

Technology

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Engine trouble Investigators want to know why Microsoft.com, Yahoo.com, Google.com and other major websites were hit by a purported cyber-attack last month.

Business

By Dan Perkins

Business | Wealth share Aided by an improving economy, Americans gave at near-record levels last year. In its annual report, the Giving USA Foundation said donations in…

Voices

Downsizing

By Joel Belz

Maybe Christians haven't been thinking small enough

Grrrls' claws

Grrrls' claws

By Janie B. Cheaney

Nancy Drew with a bad attitude: The "grrrl lit" genre at least admits the failures of feminism, but the in-your-face attitude is here to stay

Society and souls

By Marvin Olasky

Treadmill books on where we are and where we're going

Mailbag

The answer As our country finds it more and more difficult to understand and to influence the overwhelming chaos in the world, it is wonderful to read of our…

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