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Cover Story

On the road with Jesus

On the road with Jesus

Cover Story | The second novel about Christ by acclaimed author Anne Rice, who once wrote about vampires, is due out on March 4. Here's an excerpt from Christ the Lord: The…

In this issue: "The Road to Cana," Feb. 23, 2008

Features

The bloc to watch

The bloc to watch

By Clint Rainey

Politics | With a Texas primary March 4, Hispanic voters are feeling their clout

Looking ahead

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

Human Race | DIED: One of only two known surviving U.S. World War I veterans died Feb. 11. Harry Richard Landis, 108, enlisted in the Army in 1918 but the war ended before…

Back from the brink

Back from the brink

By Rusty Leonard & Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Oral Roberts University has undergone a financial and leadership transformation as dramatic as any healing ever claimed by its founder

No heaven on earth

No heaven on earth

By Jamie Dean

Politics | With Romney down and McCain up, conservative evangelical leaders scramble for leverage. What must the maverick do to win the right?

Barack the vote

Barack the vote

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Obama's quick draw in the Wild West has Clinton on the run

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

By Robert Carle

France | French president Nicolas Sarkozy is changing the image of his homeland and of transatlantic relations

Unknown ingredient

Unknown ingredient

By Clint Rainey

Crime | The mysterious death of a foster child puts mother seeking to adopt him in jail

Washington's war

Washington's war

By Marvin Olasky

Presidency | The father of our country fought against his impulses

Begin again

Begin again

By Mindy Belz

Disaster | Union University prepares to restart classes following twisters

Stealth treaty

Stealth treaty

By Alisa Harris

United Nations | An international treaty used to change abortion laws around the world could soon find its way into more U.S. adjudications

Keeping posted

Keeping posted

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | This step in the accumulation process may be complex, but it is pivotal to long-term success

Picking up pieces

Picking up pieces

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | What one Christian in Africa started

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Losers in victory and defeat

Losers in victory and defeat

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Bill Belichick has long proved as much a loser in victory as he was at the Super Bowl in defeat

Columnists

End of an illusion

End of an illusion

By Joel Belz

Campaign 2008 | We evangelicals are not the political force many thought we were

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Suicidal ideology

Suicidal ideology

By Gene Edward Veith

Multiculturalists enable the worst oppressors

Newbery roundup

Newbery roundup

By Janie B. Cheaney

A grownups' list of the top children's books

Fear not

Fear not

By Mindy Belz

Worry has less to do with the curves life throws and more to do with the shape one's in

Where are the men?

Where are the men?

By Andrée Seu

Assigning blame for the dearth of males at church

Bewitching hour

Bewitching hour

By Marvin Olasky

Campaign 2008 | The Obama campaign is emotionally appealing but not very specific

Culture

Lipstick smears

Lipstick smears

By Megan Basham

Television | Married woman's version of Sex and the City is shallower than its predecessor

Hit man humor

Hit man humor

By Sam Thielman

Movies | In Bruges is very violent but manages to be very funny

Sinking fast

Sinking fast

By David J. Sanders

Movies | A series of unusual events fails to keep Fool's Gold adrift

Or maybe not

Or maybe not

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Definitely, Maybe demands far too much from a little actress

A humble faith?

A humble faith?

By Marvin Olasky

Books | What does it mean to be an evangelical in politics?

Noteworthy books

By Dalia Sofer, Samantha Hunt, Sara Young & Geraldine Brooks

Notable Books | Four noteworthy hardback novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Out of Africa

Out of Africa

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Christianity owes its early development to Dark Continent thinkers? Author Thomas C. Oden says scholars for too long have ignored a legacy

Into the music

Into the music

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Van Morrison defies labels but invites revisiting

Notable CDs

By The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chambers Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Wynton Marsalis

Notable CDs | Five CDs with which to commemorate Black History Month

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