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Cover Story

Maverick man

Maverick man

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Eight years after a messy showdown with the religious right, Sen. John McCain is building bridges to evangelicals and gaining traction in his campaign for the…

In this issue: "Not angry anymore," Dec. 1, 2007

Features

Death penalty on ice

Death penalty on ice

By Lynn Vincent

Courts | With its latest stay, the U.S. Supreme Court halts putting convicted murderers to death

Rights of passage

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Federal gay anti-discrimination bill alarms religious employers and constitutional lawyers

War footing

War footing

By Priya Abraham

Sudan | Sudan's president calls out his militia while southern leader draws his own line in the sand

Numbers racket

Numbers racket

By Warren Cole Smith

Religion | Survey results on megachurch growth do not add up

Gifts that keep on giving

By Marvin Olasky

Books | WORLD 2007 interviewees list books they'd like to give or receive on Christmas (thereabouts)

Eight at a time

By Lynn Vincent

Human Race | Ten years after a miracle birthday, the McCaughey family is getting back to normal

Dispatches

Quotables

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

Need-to-know news

Blood and treasure

Blood and treasure

By Mindy Belz

Support for the troops carries a price tag

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Reviews

Noteworthy books

By Ian Morgan Cron, Brandt Dodson, George Bryan Polivka, Jan Karon & Three books for Christmas

Notable Books | Four readable Christian novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Epic changes

Epic changes

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Beowulf takes clever liberties with the classic tale and is ambivalent toward the dawn of Christendom

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Starting Out loses the delicate balance of Morton's book

Notebook

Feeding the seas

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Plans for ocean fertilization raise hopes and questions

Voices

Role reversal

Role reversal

By Joel Belz

On global warming, it's conservatives who are the skeptics

Broadway mission

Broadway mission

By Marvin Olasky

Following gospel movement at a new-old frontier: musicals

Three-two-one

Three-two-one

By Andrée Seu

Some fools rush into folly; others meander

Emily's hope

Emily's hope

By Laurel Cornell Robinson

Pacing yourself is not an option when it comes to loving a needy child

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

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