Table of Contents

Cover Story

Art aflame

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | WORLD's Daniel of the Year, Makoto Fujimura, restores art's good name among Christians and gives Christians a good name in the arts

In this issue: "Daniel of the Year," Dec. 17, 2005

Features

Mission creep

By Clint Rainey

Health | Is yoga the latest way to improve mind and body or the newest path to Hindu enlightenment?

Defining moment

By Priya Abraham

South Africa | Same-sex marriage ruling turns on what the word spouse means

Threat assessment

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Disinformation author Richard Miniter debunks 9/11 myths

Christmas comeback

By Lynn Vincent

Culture | Around the country, the American "Scroogocracy" shows signs of warming up to the traditional Christian holiday

Dispatches

Quotables

"This speaks to the dilapidated state of evangelical faith today." David Wells, professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, on…

Quick Takes

Meat heaver Forget a trail of breadcrumbs. Police used a trail of meat to capture a grocery thief. Police say Johnny McCray heisted 19 packages of…

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Market share

By Hugh Hewitt

Narnia provides Christians an opportunity to reinforce their willingness to embrace movies that embrace their faith

Reviews

Bestselling books

By Jan Karon, Jennifer Weiner, P.D. James & Scott Turow

Notable Books | Four bestselling hardback novels as of Dec. 7

Making old favorites new again

Video | A sampling of some recent special edition releases

Notebook

Common but not cheap

By John Dawson

Sports | This offseason, plenty of other teams were throwing big money to unproven pitchers

Steward's helper

By Timothy Lamer

Money | New York University economist Jason Furman says Wal-Mart is getting a bad rap from liberals and environmentalists

Voices

Fatal flaws

By Marvin Olasky

Reporters were wrong about New Orleans-and hurricane victims suffered for it

Walking backwards

By Makoto Fujimura

Relishing tradition is a sure way to face what's ahead

Rock of offense

By Gene Edward Veith

By blackballing Christian prayer, a federal judge creates a state religion

Two options

By Joel Belz

Supporting alternative media-and alternative media shapers

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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