Table of Contents

Cover Story

The Da Vinci phenomenon

The Da Vinci phenomenon

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | On the way from bestseller to blockbuster, Da Vinci Code producers launch a schizophrenic marketing plan to win a religious following without a religious…

In this issue: "The Da Vinci craze," May 20, 2006

Features

Onward Gnostic soldier

Onward Gnostic soldier

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Fans and critics have written thousands of pages about The Da Vinci Code, but scholar Peter Jones explores its roots in ancient Gnosticism

Credit worthy

Credit worthy

By Anthony Mator

Education | School choice advances under the banner of tax credits

Bullied pulpits

Bullied pulpits

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Mega-growth in the number of megachurches is sparking a backlash in communities throughout the country

Attention grabber

By John Dawson

Health | Risking addiction, healthy students use ADHD drugs for that exam-time edge

Dispatches

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Quick Takes

Oddball occurences

Dressing up hate

Dressing up hate

By Hugh Hewitt

Most pundits have rejected the term "Christianist" because it tries to link Islamists and evangelicals

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest news on the week's biggest stories

Notebook

Political choice

Political choice

Religion | On the third ballot, Bishop Mark Andrus attracted enough lay votes to win election as bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of California

Flight of fancy

Flight of fancy

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | How far will a television network go to challenge the top-rated show in America during a sweeps period?

Ascending to the crown?

Ascending to the crown?

By John Dawson

Sports | Will Barbaro break the drought of Triple Crown winners?

Voices

E-mail zeal

E-mail zeal

By Joel Belz

In public life there's a reason good recruits are hard to find

To protect and conserve

To protect and conserve

By Gene Edward Veith

Christians have a calling to be the true environmentalists

Cisterns in a foreign land

Cisterns in a foreign land

By Andrée Seu

Nothing can substitute for God's Word to quench demons and renew minds

Capital shakeup

By Marvin Olasky

Remembering a theological earthquake

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Culture

Notable books

By Lee Strobel, Hank Hanegraaf, D. James Kennedy, Richard Abanes & Paul L. Maier

Notable Books | Four Da Vinci Code books

Mission Impossible III

Mission Impossible III

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | The episodes of plot are mainly moments of rest that connect the explosions, gun battles, helicopter duels, etc.

Children know best

Children know best

Movies | You want to love everything that comes from Walden Media. The company has an admirable mission-adapting classic children's literature and inspiring true…

Haunted house

By Andrew Coffin

Television | An American Haunting features what may be the only 360-degree horse-drawn carriage aerial flip you'll ever see on film. This ludicrous stunt is the only…

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