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Cover Story

Leap of faith

Leap of faith

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Barack Obama may have a standard Democratic agenda, but he is aggressively courting churches and Christians in his run for the White House. So just what are…

In this issue: "Preach it," Oct. 6, 2007

Features

Eastern alliances

Eastern alliances

By Priya Abraham

North Korea | An Israeli raid in Syria raises questions about connections between Pyongyang and Middle Eastern terrorists

Guarding revival

By Alisa Harris

New York Journal | Remembering the 1857 awakening, and looking for a "new sense of God"

Good for the goose

Good for the goose

By Mark Bergin

Media | Sports columnists love to dish it out but feign moral outrage when a coach fires back

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

By Daniel James Devine

Interview | A new book on neuroscience challenges the prevailing materialist worldview

The undiplomat

The undiplomat

By Priya Abraham

Human Race | New French foreign minister favors engagement and confrontation

Chilling effect

Chilling effect

By Mark Bergin

Environment | A federal ruling in California could slow climate-change litigation but can't stop it

Hurry up and wait

By Lynn Vincent

Supreme Court | A high court conference leaves religious-liberty litigants hanging

Zealous moderate

Zealous moderate

By Russ Pulliam

Politics | Indiana's Evan Bayh may be the perfect Clinton running mate

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Enemy of the people

By Mindy Belz

Blackwater's mercenaries are hurting the U.S. war effort

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Calculated response

Calculated response

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | U.S. House of Bishops buys time with worldwide Anglicans-but changes little in stand on gay consecration

Deadly substitute

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | Abortionists use lethal injections as an end run on partial-birth abortion ban

Columnists

When 48 ÷ 2 = 26

When 48 ÷ 2 = 26

By Joel Belz

It's not new math; it's a new era for WORLD Magazine

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Confessions of an insomniac

Confessions of an insomniac

By Andrée Seu

God's affection is real, even when it seems that He loves me not

Throw the book at 'em

Throw the book at 'em

By Marvin Olasky

Why isn't President Bush banishing a foolish prison book ban?

Culture

Kid friendly

Kid friendly

By Megan Basham

Television | Adults come off the worst in controversial child reality show

Striking villain

Striking villain

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Brad Pitt's Jesse James is as scary as he is attractive

Clever Club

Clever Club

By Sam Thielman

Movies | The Jane Austen Book Club is a subtle surprise

Noteworthy books

By Diana West, Laura Ingraham, Bill Clinton, Anne Kreamer & by Russ Pulliam

Notable Books | Notable nonfiction hardbacks reviewed by Susan Olasky

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