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July 3, 2004 | Vol. 19, No. 26

Novel approach

Budding, unpublished writers are invited to submit short stories in the WORLDview Fiction Contest, sponsored by WestBow Press and WORLD.

July 3, 2004 | Vol. 19, No. 26

TRUTH AND FICTION

Gene Edward Veith | A Christian publishing company aims to restore a great literary heritage: high-quality, general-market fiction written by Christians and from a biblical worldview


FEATURES
'I have never ordered torture'

Bob Jones | WASHINGTON: White House release of memos on prisoner treatment supports the president, but the debate is politically painful

Politics: Rowland up the river

Lynn Vincent | Ex-political wunderkind won't be impeached, but may face felony rap

Lynn Vincent | Activism for the Federal Marriage Amendment seems lagging as Senate backers seek supporters before a July 12 vote

Lynn Vincent | Evangelicals tweak the language of their political manifesto after news media reports characterize it as a call for retreat

Fathers and sons

Susan Olasky | Frank Schaeffer discusses life as a wartime parent and how watching his son join the Marines and go to the Middle East changed the way he thinks about his relationship with his famous father

Blessed to be a blessing

Gene Edward Veith | Novelist Bret Lott on using his God-given talents in his vocation, writing about forgiveness, and "setting God in the midst of these stories"

Lauren Winner | Why must Christian "chick lit" always reach the same destination as its secular counterpart-the altar?

Priya Abraham | The National Endowment for the Humanities turns to the classics to stamp out "American amnesia"

Priya Abraham | On the one side, Iraqis impatient with the long transition to elections in January; on the other, those worried that too much remains undone.


CULTURE
 
Books

Swift response

A "Battle of the Books" that began 300 years ago still rages on

Know nothings

Popular fiction, feminist scholarship, and even Christians' false piety have helped revive the ancient Gnostic heresy -- perfect timing for a new manual for worldview thinking
Notable CDs

Best-Selling CDs

The top five best-selling CCM and Gospel CDs according to Billboard magazine, June 19