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"Mailbag" Continued...

Issue: "Schock factor," Jan. 31, 2009

I often think the late Francis Schaeffer went to the Lord with his concept of "co-belligerency" only partially defined. It is now in drastic need of review. Evangelicals formed a coalition with other religious groups that may have conservative "values" but reject the Christian gospel. Add a leftward shift in evangelicalism and you end up with a distinct minority status for conservative believers. While Republicans lick their wounds and ponder the future, it is time for evangelicals to carefully review their position as well.
-Jim Schilling; Colorado Springs, Colo.

About God's business

I have never read a column as timely as "In a day of hardship" (Nov. 15), on the omnipotence of our magnificent God. I have spent half a century convincing my congregation that the world has its business but we are about God's business. Mindy Belz pushed all the right buttons.
-Robert E. Winterton; El Cajon, Calif.


Thank you so much for the article on Paula Leen and her struggle to feed and take care of so many starving children and adults in Zimbabwe ("How far can Zim dollars go?" Nov. 15). I admire her efforts and hope her message will inspire us to give more generously.
-Donna Pershall; Wenatchee, Wash.

Forgotten war

I applaud your choice to draw your readers' attention to World War I ("A very bad war," Nov. 15). I think a very strong case can be made that it is the most epoch-making event of the 20th century. It is regrettable, but perhaps unsurprising, how little noted it is in the American consciousness.
-Joshua Michael; Clarks Summit, Pa.

Meeting a dire need

I was a freshman at Nyack College in September of 1986 when Max McLean, then a faculty member, performed a dramatic recitation of the Apostle Paul's letter to the Philippians. I'll never forget it. I thought then, and still do, that there is a dire need in our entertainment--oriented society for drama based on the finest literature ever printed: God's Holy Word. Congratulations to McLean for responding to the call that found him ("Dramatic faith," Nov. 1).
-William M. Cmaylo; Fellsmere, Fla.

Roots of corruption

I agree wholeheartedly with "Children of the state" (Nov. 1). Can we view the corruption in society and not find roots in the amoral education system? We do not need to wait for vouchers or reforms for more parental controls. As a tax-deductible avenue for supporting private schools, foundations are an immediate option. Local foundations can often be started with as little as $5,000 and funded by an annual dinner.
-Sandra Gleespen; Prospect, Ohio

When, over a generation, we have secularized the vast majority of our children in public schools and a substantial number of the balance in equally secular private schools, the ideological direction of our nation is, alas, understandable.
-Perry Nicklow; High Point, N.C.

All things and more

Once I started reading WORLD, I found that I did not need six of the other eight magazines I was receiving because WORLD covers all the things (and more) that I am interested in.
-Jack K. Mayes; Huntington, W.Va.


In "Terror in Tijuana" (Nov. 29, p. 50), the correct translation of the phrase "God save us" is ¨Dios sálvanos.¨

The name of the surgeon referred to in "Stem cells aren't embryonic anymore" (Dec. 27, p. 65) is Paolo Macchiarini.


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