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Cover Stories

Persecution goes global: Over time, only the names have changed

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | Puritan father William Bradford wrote that the persecutors of his day used "bloody death and cruel torments, ... imprisonments, banishments, and other hard…

Cover Stories

Count your blessings

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | But this year, growing numbers of American congregations are also remembering the sufferings of their persecuted brothers and sisters in faraway lands

In this issue: "Pilgrims' progress," Nov. 28, 1998


Amsterdam unraveled

By Roy Maynard

International | A visit to ground zero in Worldview War III on the centennial of Kuyper's Princeton lectures

Buffing the rough edges

By The Editors

National | League-leading Vikings benefit from Cunningham's new clarity

A surreal legal thriller

By Chris Stamper

National | Jones case hero Whitehead has eclectic tastes



I don't have the ability anymore to practice medicine. I have a law degree that I cannot use. I've suffered humiliation. Barbara Battalino, a former Veteran's…

This Week

A toddler's two mommies Imagine a son raised by a split-up lesbian couple both considered his mother by the law. That's already the case for an unnamed…



Disturbed I usually admire your articles in WORLD. "True colors" (Oct. 31), however, was pathetic. It implies that whites are much more morally conservative…

The value of work

By Timothy Lamer

Why Christians should retire the idea of retirement

Analyzing the salt

By Joel Belz

Have evangelicals lost their savor?


By Marvin Olasky

God's faithfulness displayed in a church and a magazine


Books: The assault on childhood

By Roy Maynard

Books | The Medveds argue for letting kids be kids

The new establishment

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Bohemian narcissism hits Madison Avenue, conservatives vs. libertarians, and other cultural buzz

Books: A pot of message

By Chris Stamper

Books | Evangelicals have lost their moorings and must recover their moral and theological foundations

Politics by other means

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Christians should rediscover the doctrine of vocation and fashion a culture-transforming agenda

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