Table of Contents

Cover Story

Speaking frankly

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | In an age of religious relativism, Franklin Graham is not afraid to speak hard truths about Islam. That has resulted in a kind of controversy that his father…

In this issue: "Daniel of the Year 2002," Dec. 7, 2002

Features

Top News

By Tim Graham

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from Nov. 20 to 25

'Bullets won't stop us'

By Edward E. Plowman

International | Missionaries mourn slain clinic volunteer

Africa the old-fashioned way

By Mindy Belz

International | AIDS, famine, and war-and concern about radical Islam-prompt private humanitarians to step in where government charity fails

Sunday drivers

By Timothy Lamer

Environment | Evangelical theology placed in the service of the liberal agenda earns ink and airtime for anti-SUV campaign

Nigerian nightmare

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Who will defend press freedom from the passions of the Islamic street?

Dispatches

Quotables

Many of us are just arrogant. Ronit Monzon, CEO of Educational Systems Employees Federal Credit Union in Baltimore, on a survey of 2,700 CEOs that found 6 in…

Quick Takes

Picking Labor's lock A prominent Conservative Party member will replace one of three retiring liberal politicians on the Oslo panel that awarded this year's…

In Brief

News highlights from around the world

Reviews

Anti-Poverty Books

By Myron Magnet, ed. (Ivan R. Dee, 2000), James Payne (Basic Books, 1998), Eric Schansberg (Westview, 1996), Myron Magnet (William Morrow, 1993), Marvin Olasky, Marvin Olasky & John & Sonia West, ed. (Univ. Press of America, 2000)

Notable Books | Five recommended titles on the subject of fighting poverty

Substandard grade

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Value-neutral report cards are not "proficient" in helping to determine whether a child is learning

Notebook

An interview with Tom DeLay

By Joel C. Rosenberg, Marvin Olasky & Nick Eicher

Flash Traffic | Few congressional leaders are more powerful, more conservative, or more controversial than incoming House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Voices

Why pro-Israel?

By Joel Belz

Sometimes the choice isn't just between right and wrong

Mailbag

God or gold? Thank you for your article on Chile and the timeline of South American government and religion since Columbus ("A warmer Chile," Nov. 9). One has…

Truth is self-evident

By Marvin Olasky

WORLD's Daniels have the courage to tell the truth to all

Eco of the Middle Ages

By Andrée Seu

Much confusion, then and now, but the Word of God remains

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