Table of Contents

Cover Story

Stalked

Stalked

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Over 2 million Iraqis have fled to neighboring countries. Victims of organized militant groups, most are traumatized into never going back-but where do they…

In this issue: "'To stay is to be killed'," Nov. 29, 2008

Features

Role model in chief

Role model in chief

By Alisa Harris

Culture | Will Barack Obama give African-Americans a new definition of masculinity?

Rebuilding lives

Rebuilding lives

By Adam Kail

Charity | A century ago, famed journalist Ray Stannard Baker was struck by the testimony of a former "drunken wretch" whose life was transformed when he stumbled into…

Not Mr. Nice

Not Mr. Nice

By Arsenio Orteza

Entertainment | Paul Shanklin takes the high art of high-level impersonation very seriously

Year-end planning is finally here

Year-end planning is finally here

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | But what a year it's been for most Americans' finances

An 'integral life' at work

An 'integral life' at work

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Family business strives for biblical bottom line-by investing in people

Tearing down storehouses

Tearing down storehouses

By Warren Cole Smith

Charity | How to leave a legacy and die broke

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | A village church in Niger, a country in West Africa that is one of the poorest in the world and 99 percent Muslim. The church was built entirely by hand by…

Deal or no deal?

Deal or no deal?

By Mark Bergin

Economy | As Obama takes office, economics historians warn against reliving past follies

Terror in Tijuana

Terror in Tijuana

By Lynn Vincent

Crime | Latest south-of-the-border drug violence reveals cartels with more weapons, less fear of harming the innocent

Congo sorrow

Congo sorrow

By Emily Belz

Africa | Revived fighting leaves many more displaced people to suffer from disease and starvation

Talk is cheap

Talk is cheap

By Alisa Harris

Religion | The kings of religious intolerance take the lead in interfaith dialogue

Christ the happy victor

Christ the happy victor

By Matt Ristuccia

John Milton | Milton's birthday galas miss the point

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | SENTENCED: Chinese pastor Zhu Baoguo was sentenced to one year of "re-education through labor" in October, ChinaAid announced it had learned Nov. 18, after…

Choosing his team

Choosing his team

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | Early picks suggest Obama "should keep reading his Lincoln"

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Finding home

Finding home

By Megan Basham

Movies | Bolt's journey will entertain audiences of all ages

Another long day for Jack

Another long day for Jack

By Rebecca Cusey

Television | Two-hour TV movie opens new season of 24

Family baggage

Family baggage

By Meghan Keane

Movies | A Christmas Tale's Vuillard clan might look familiar

Inner Bond

Inner Bond

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Quantum of Solace dares to crack into 007's shell

Unhealthy obsession

Unhealthy obsession

By Megan Basham

Movies | Teenage girls drawn to Twilight and its shallow look at romance need to understand what real love looks like

Treadmill fears

Treadmill fears

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Jews should not worry about a rightist theocracy

Fearful evangelicals

Fearful evangelicals

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Angel slogs from paranoia to absurdity

Notable books

By Mary Ann Shaffer, George Pelacanos, Vince Flynn, Michael Connelly & Annie Barrows

Notable Books | Four bestselling novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Giving thanks with Joe Eszterhas

Giving thanks with Joe Eszterhas

By Marvin Olasky

Books | A gritty screenwriter turns from Hollywood's dark side and walks in the light

British invasion

British invasion

By David Sessions

Music | Keane leads a pack of notable new releases

Notable CDs

By Dion DiMucci, The Kingston Trio, Jonathan Richman & The Pretenders

Notable CDs | Four recent CDs by veteran acts reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

Losing hand

Losing hand

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Denmark's Peter Eastgate hardly looks the part of a card-playing superstar

Voices

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Watching for Christmas

Watching for Christmas

By Andrée Seu

The waiting is worth it: Patiently, expectantly keep watch

Schools, media, cities

Schools, media, cities

By Marvin Olasky

An evangelical call to strategic focus in these three areas

Boldly forward

Boldly forward

By Joel Belz

An invitation to shape the future of journalism

Passion meets opportunity

Passion meets opportunity

By Nick Eicher

News cutbacks create an opening for WORLD, and we need your help

The God trip

The God trip

By Gene Edward Veith

Stephen King retraces his "dark" Christianity

Tell us a story

Tell us a story

By Janie B. Cheaney

Plot and conflict beg for resolution

Homesteaders needed

Homesteaders needed

By Mindy Belz

Time to stake a new kind of claim in Iraq

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