Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Wooing worshippers

Wooing worshippers

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | When it comes to faithfulness to the home church, neither candidate is a party man-but Kerry must grab religious voters to win

Cover Stories

Edwards' debatable record

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story Sidebar | Despite adding North Carolina senator John Edwards to the Kerry ticket, polls show President Bush will likely carry the state

In this issue: "Kerry praying for votes," Oct. 9, 2004

Features

Storms and stress

Storms and stress

By Lynn Vincent

Weather | Floridians work to recover from Jeanne as they hope that a devastating chain of hurricanes has finally been broken

A good Catholic?

A good Catholic?

By Lynn Vincent

Law | Terri Schiavo's life may hinge on how seriously she took her religion

With friends like these

With friends like these

By Priya Abraham

Religion | A year of private negotiations later, U.S. officials say why they chose public confrontation with longtime ally, the Saudis

Members only

By The Editors

Religion | The nine commissioners who serve on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Partial birth

Partial birth

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | A year-long contractors' boycott forces Planned Parenthood to cut the ribbon on an unfinished abortion center in Austin, Texas

Unfashionable genes

Unfashionable genes

By Mark Bergin

Science | Darwinists lash out as ID scientist makes an important inroad

Teaching design

By The Editors

Science | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary announced last month the establishment of a Center for Science and Theology

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

CAMPAIGN With presidential debate season underway and the electoral map shrinking (only nine states now look truly competitive, compared to about 20 at the…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Double take A group of Serbian film actors apparently portrayed a bank robbery a little too well. Filming the scene at a bank in Novi Sad on Sept. 21, the…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"We've already got enough crooks." Washington, D.C., barber Sunni Ham on why he opposes naming the city's new Major League baseball team the "Senators."

Pro-war Mark Hatfield

By Marvin Olasky

Former Oregon senator Mark Hatfield has vehemently opposed past U.S. military action, but he supports the effort in Iraq

Reviews

Silver City

Silver City

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Silver City is rated R for language, but audiences are likely to be dozing comfortably in their stadium seats before anything offensive reaches their ears

Complete Savages

Complete Savages

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The humor is not smart-alecky or cynical. It is down-to-earth, hinging on the recognition of attitudes we have seen before

Clubhouse

Clubhouse

By Marvin Olasky

Television | The main character is Pete Young, a 16-year-old with a dream job: batboy for the New York Empires

Best-selling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | Billboard's top five best-selling CDs as of Sept. 25

Notebook

Bitter bomber

Bitter bomber

By John Dawson

Sports | What do baseball fans-and even the man's teammates and reporters-have against Barry Bonds?

Number lock

Number lock

By Chris Stamper

Technology | For an extra charge, AOL offers a gadget that displays a six-digit code that changes from minute to minute for more secure logins

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Kerry's Samaritan

By Marvin Olasky

Liberals have found a Bible passage that they like, but it doesn't fit their philosophy as much as they think

Overly righteous?

Overly righteous?

By Andrée Seu

Seeking answers on the little gray ethical choices that arise daily

Rather likely

Rather likely

By Joel Belz

The decline of the major media should give us hope that other monopolies might fall, too

Money talks

Money talks

By Gene Edward Veith

And when it comes to consumer boycotts, companies will even listen-sometimes

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