Table of Contents

Cover Story

Hail to the chief

Hail to the chief

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | The 43rd president takes his second oath under rigid security, subdued critics, and a clearing sky

In this issue: "Bush: Hail to the chief," Jan. 29, 2005

Features

New term, new team

New term, new team

By Bob Jones

Inauguration | Nine new Cabinet members join six old-with roots in Asia, Africa, Cuba, and middle America-to lead the new administration

The conservationist

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Under the direction of Bruce Cole, the once-radical National Endowment for the Humanities has returned to the role of preserving America's heritage

Slave-to-slave peace

Slave-to-slave peace

By Priya Abraham

Sudan | A North-South peace agreement may or may not hold, but a U.S.-Sudanese group is forging one-to-one truces

Stunted intelligence

Stunted intelligence

By John Dawson

Iraq | Has the reaction to the Abu Ghraib scandal, with its focus on the administration instead of on the role of civilian contractors, disrupted the military effort…

Beyond stealth

Beyond stealth

By Gene Edward Veith

Religion | Zondervan's next-gen Bible hopes to move off the shelves at Raptor warp-speed. Despite a fast-approaching launch date and fast-track advertising, the…

Time saver

Time saver

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Author and pastor James Emery White on vocation, Christian influence, and the church's chief priority

The Philly Five

The Philly Five

By Lynn Vincent

Culture | Prosecutors say Christian activists put forth felony

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Inauguration President George W. Bush was sworn in at inaugural ceremonies on Jan. 20 for his second term as the 43rd president. He is the 16th president to…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Chewed out An alleged tractor-trailer thief in Vancouver, Wash., took more from the rig's driver than he expected. Police say Cuitlahvac Renteria-Martinez was…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Newdow's alleged injury remains somewhat tenuous." U.S. District Judge John Bates, rejecting atheist Michael Newdow's request for an injunction against…

Danger and deliverance

Danger and deliverance

By Mindy Belz

At least eight churches have been attacked by suicide bombers or lethal explosive devices in the lead-up to Iraqi elections

Notebook

Road rage

Road rage

By Dan Perkins

Business | Today's typical RV owner is 49 years old with an annual household income of $56,000

The little Apple

The little Apple

By Chris Stamper

Technology | The Mac mini puts the Macintosh line in competition with low-end, discount PCs, a market the maker has traditionally avoided

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The top five Triple-A albums according to CMJ, Issue #895

Coach Carter

Coach Carter

By Marvin Olasky

Movies | This PG-13 film is not Hoosiers: It's planted in today's urban culture rather than 1950s rural Indiana

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Despite strong language and horrific violence, this film is a convicting yet uplifting entry point into the genocide that left 800,000 dead

Faith Under Fire

Faith Under Fire

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | The show is a good reminder that Christianity has an intellectual content and can hold its own in the marketplace of ideas

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Bureaucracy plus plastic chairs?

Bureaucracy plus plastic chairs?

By Marvin Olasky

A window of opportunity is open now, but maybe not for long

The big question

By Janie B. Cheaney

God doesn't always give detailed answers; what He does give is far better

Parental laments

Parental laments

By Gene Edward Veith

Many of the rock and rap songs that adults despise are the bitter result of adult abandonment

A tough assignment

By Joel Belz

Nationhood is hard, and Iraq is not the only country to ask, How long?

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