Table of Contents

Cover Story

Men of the hard cloth

Men of the hard cloth

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | WORLD's 2006 Daniels of the Year Peter Jasper Akinola and Henry Luke Orombi. Jesus asked His disciples, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A man…

In this issue: "2006 Daniels of the Year," Dec. 16, 2006

Features

Western sieve

By Mark Bergin

Education | Hamilton College rejects a center based on the ideas of its founder and namesake

Crude diplomacy

Crude diplomacy

By Priya Abraham

Venezuela | Hugo Chavez's oil programs are popular, but his missteps are starting to hurt him

Press to the left

Press to the left

By Marvin Olasky

Media | The year's worst journalism highlights unchanging nature of "mainstream" reporting

Purpose driven AIDS plan

Purpose driven AIDS plan

By Lynn Vincent

HIV/AIDS | Pastor Rick Warren stirs passions-and politics-at church AIDS summit

Answer man

Answer man

By Jill Nelson

Iraq | Politicians may have plans for Iraq, but Middle East historian Bernard Lewis weighs in

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Past and present

By Mindy Belz

Daniels of the Years: Courage, perseverance, and just a little sleep define them

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Paternity test

Paternity test

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | Birth control: Will men remember to take pills?

On-the-job training

On-the-job training

By John Dawson

Sports | Youthful quarterbacks lead five teams to various levels of success

Culture

Bestselling books

By Vince Flynn, Thomas Pynchon, Tony Hillerman & Margaret Maron

Notable Books | Four bestselling fiction hardbacks

Wilbur force

By Janie B. Cheaney

Movies | The voice of Wilbur in Charlotte's Web is that of Dominic Scott Kay, a 10-yeaer-old who describes himself as "a very strong Christian"

Sacrificial spider

Sacrificial spider

By John Dawson

Movies | Retelling of Charlotte's Web has much to say to children-and adults-about friendship and compassion

Food fight

Food fight

By Harrison Scott Key

Television | The competitors on Top Chef show the difference between being a cook and being a chef

Heroic fate

Heroic fate

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Heroes has hints of the supernatural

Columnists

Two-way paranoia

Two-way paranoia

By Joel Belz

Liberals aren't the only ones who can be careless with the facts

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

A note from God

A note from God

By Andrée Seu

He spoke to me through a little girl, and I know by checking Scripture

Left behind?

Left behind?

By Marvin Olasky

A Christian surge overseas creates problems for the U.S. religious left

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