Table of Contents

Cover Stories

You can't go home again

You can't go home again

by John Dawson

Cover Story | Katrina evacuees find new life in Texas, one step at a time, as flood waters recede

Cover Stories

Mississippi misery

Mississippi misery

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story Sidebar | With their property destroyed and nowhere to go, many of Katrina's victims are finding shelter, and more, in Mississippi churches

In this issue: "New Orleans: Starting over," Sept. 24, 2005

Features

Supreme shoo-in

Supreme shoo-in

By Lynn Vincent

Supreme Court | Senate hearings revealed John Roberts to be an intellectual force at ease under hostile questioning. Now activists are combing through his testimony to see…

Teaching a lesson

Teaching a lesson

By Priya Abraham

Indonesia | West Java court makes examples of three Sunday school teachers

Horrors!

Horrors!

By Andrew Coffin

Interview | Being a faithful Christian in Hollywood is about making excellent movies, says filmmaker Scott Derrickson-even excellent horror movies like The Exorcism of…

A matter of taste

A matter of taste

By Jamie Dean

Special Issue | What's student life like at theologically conservative Christian colleges? WORLD sent three reporters in their 20s to stay in dorms, eat at cafeterias, and…

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"It makes me think all that stuff that I had isn't really as important as I thought it was." New Orleans resident Rusty White on managing to be "in…

Afghan founders

Afghan founders

By Hugh Hewitt

Afghanistan is drawing on the early lessons of the American republic

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Quick Helps

Quick Helps

By The Editors

Temporary change: Quick Takes is giving up its space to make room for a different kind of off-beat news. On this page you'll find just a few of the thousands

Notebook

The big difficult

By Timothy Lamer

Money | A poll found that 54 percent of Americans favor abandoning the parts of New Orleans that lie below sea level

Mess's messes

Mess's messes

By John Dawson

Sports | Mark Messier retires as one of NHL's greatest scorers, but he was also one of its most prodigious goons

Columnists

Dirty Harry Christians

By Marvin Olasky

The wall of separation comes down when the tough jobs come along

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Will it be our finest hour?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Or, for American Christians, will Katrina just be the worst disaster?

A job to do

A job to do

By Gene Edward Veith

Hospital workers, police officers, and Supreme Court justices live out the doctrine of vocation

Getting a bit carried away?

Getting a bit carried away?

By Joel Belz

It's risky to question the wisdom of government aid in the face of disaster, but it's even riskier not to

Culture

Bestselling books

By Don Miller, John Eldredge, Gary Chapman & David Gregory

Notable Books | Four bestselling Christian books

Junebug

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | It's definitely not a film for all tastes or sensibilities, but its ability to reject clichés is quite an achievement

Echoes of Innocence

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | The film quickly jettisons any sense of realism in plotting and character and dives into archetypes and sensationalism

Three Wishes

Three Wishes

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | This reality shows allows TV producers to choose three deserving souls and grant their wishes

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