Table of Contents

Cover Story

Our blood and treasure

Our blood and treasure

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Holiday feasts for hundreds of U.S. families will feature a conspicuously empty seat this year. In Fallujah and beyond, U.S. Marines, soldiers, and their…

In this issue: "Iraq: Fallujah's fallen," Nov. 27, 2004

Features

Good housekeeping

Good housekeeping

By Bob Jones

Politics | Lame-duck lawmakers slash and spend under low-key new leadership

Extreme makeover

Extreme makeover

By Bob Jones

Politics | A Cabinet shakeup raises questions about policy in a second Bush term

Poisoned Ivory

Poisoned Ivory

By Priya Abraham

Africa | A civil war resumes in Ivory Coast, and thousands of Westerners - including missionaries - must flee

Sudan: Blatant aggression

Sudan: Blatant aggression

By Priya Abraham

Sudan | Sudan's African Muslims in Darfur are in the thick of genocide, but Christians in the South are not off the hook

Blue-state philosopher

Blue-state philosopher

By Marvin Olasky

Culture | Same-sex marriage? Euthanasia? Child's play issues in the avant-garde philosophy of Peter Singer

Multifaceted moms

Multifaceted moms

By Lauren Winner

Religion | Author Carla Barnhill says the church would serve mothers better by first treating them as children of God

Faith-based White House

Faith-based White House

By Kasey S. Pipes

Religion | A former Bush speechwriter praises the president, but two ministry leaders say the Faith-Based Initiative is leaving their charities out

Building a wall between heart and hand

Building a wall between heart and hand

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Stories of redemption are common at Camp Alandale, where abused children hear and experience one often life-altering message: You are loved

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Unlucky 7? The queen of clubs won a county commission race in Nevada. Specifically, Raymond Urrizaga won a seat on the White Pine County Commission by drawing…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Dave, where is the blue dress?" Director David Alsobrook on what critics will ask him at the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, opening Nov. 18 in Little…

L'Abri's golden jubilee

L'Abri's golden jubilee

By The Editors

Worldview | Next year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of L'Abri Fellowship by Francis Schaeffer

Reviews

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The top five bestselling hardback novels as of Nov. 15

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

By Susan Olasky

Movies | This sequel is an incoherent mess that not even Hugh Grant can save

Wife Swap and Trading Spouses

Wife Swap and Trading Spouses

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | Despite their titles, the premise of these two reality shows is to see how other families live

Virtual intensity

Virtual intensity

By Joshua Lipton

Video | Terminology in the Halo games ­borrows liberally from Christian themes, but the plot lines are what you would expect from Hollywood

Notebook

Cut and paste

Cut and paste

By Dan Perkins

Business | Delta pilots agree to a 32.5 percent pay cut and no pay raises for five years

Crimson Tide castaway

Crimson Tide castaway

By John Dawson

Sports | Albert Means's final game as a college football player will mark the end of a dubious era

Voices

Horn o'plenty

By Marvin Olasky

Tread your way through a cornucopia of after-Thanksgiving books

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Father of non-sense

Father of non-sense

By Janie B. Cheaney

A pioneer in the rejection of objective meaning succumbs to ultimate reality

For politics' sake

For politics' sake

By Gene Edward Veith

Artists can't fathom why John Kerry lost

Moral values 101

Moral values 101

By Joel Belz

Evangelicals need not apologize for focusing on single issues

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