Table of Contents

Cover Story

Split decision

Split decision

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Bank of America shareholders take the unusual step of stripping CEO Kenneth Lewis of his chairman's role, but there was little usual about his dealings with…

In this issue: "Playing with capitalism," May 23, 2009

Features

Not over yet

Not over yet

By Alisa Harris

Health | Americans are ditching the masks, but medical authorities continue to watch swine flu

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | APPOINTED: President Obama picked former Clinton administration official Eric Goosby to head the State Department's Global AIDS Office. If confirmed, Goosby…

One-term wonder?

One-term wonder?

By Emily Belz

Politics | Joseph Cao's stay in Congress may be as short as his path there was remarkable

To hell and back

To hell and back

By Edward Lee Pitts

Memorial Day | On Sept. 7, 1944, Edward Treski received a lifetime dose of perspective

Humbled through warfare

Humbled through warfare

By Mindy Belz

Memorial Day | U.S. Marine commander Donovan Campbell and his unit, Joker One, had a street-level view of war in Iraq

God doesn't give up

God doesn't give up

By Marvin Olasky

Radicalism | Exodus 13: "When in time to come your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' you shall say to him, 'By a strong hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the…

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | Christ's Chapel in Memory Park in South Newport, Ga., claims to be "the smallest church in America."

Terror creep

Terror creep

By Jill Nelson

Pakistan | From a base in the Swat Valley, Taliban influence and infiltration are spreading through a nuclear-armed nation

Money changer?

Money changer?

By Jill Nelson

Pakistan | Pakistan's U.S. ambassador changes tune

Serving America

Serving America

By Edward Lee Pitts

Government | A new law triples the size of government "volunteerism" and perhaps the restrictions that go with it

Dividing the unity

Dividing the unity

By Richard N. Ostling

Religion | Pro-gay Presbyterians and Lutherans gain; Episcopalians formalize split

Illegal procedures

Illegal procedures

By Lynn Vincent

Abortion | Abortionist Bertha Bugarin goes to jail, but exploitation of Hispanic women goes on

Heal or heel?

Heal or heel?

By Warren Cole Smith

Religion | While the Bible shows that God can heal people supernaturally, claims of particular faith-healers should be examined. Here's what WORLD learned about the…

Home cooking

Home cooking

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Hill House in Austin, Texas, offers a place of comfort and reflection to an "unreached people group": graduate students

Plugging leaks

Plugging leaks

By Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Watchdogs try to stop billions in losses to "ecclesiastical crime"

In the name of decency

In the name of decency

By Rebecca Kelley

Media | High court affirms FCC role in policing TV content

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Teaching to talk back

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Some good books for those who have been subjected to academic propaganda

A new frontier

A new frontier

By Megan Basham

Movies | Excellent casting, action, and humor make alternate-reality Star Trek fly

Wrestling with Demons

Wrestling with Demons

By Mindy Belz

Movies | Director Ron Howard picks up the pace in Da Vinci Code sequel and softens its clash between faith and science

Lost cause

By Warren Cole Smith

Books | Journalist tells his story of embracing, and then rejecting, Christianity

Notable books

By Mark Mynheir, River Jordan, Jamie Langston Turner, Elizabeth Musser & Tullian Tchividjian

Notable Books | Four noteworthy novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Aging well

Aging well

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe's 'Quiet Please' is a treat

Return to form

Return to form

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | 'Together Through Life' continues Bob Dylan's long comeback

Notable CDs

By Metric, Simon & Garfunkel, George Jones, Ben Folds & Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Notable CDs | Five noteworthy new releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Notebook

High-risk picks

High-risk picks

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Four NFL teams spent first-round picks on players with suspect character

Voices

Head-to-head flirtation

Head-to-head flirtation

By Andrée Seu

Underestimating one's enemy is no virtue

An era of insecurity

An era of insecurity

By Marvin Olasky

Anger is rampant, but it won't lead to the only source of security

Paring down

Paring down

By Joel Belz

"Shrink to win" precedents are not hard to find

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Simple dreams

Simple dreams

By Janie B. Cheaney

What will success mean for Britian's Susan Boyle?

Remember them

Remember them

By Mindy Belz

Faith, hope, and love on Memorial Day

The mind of God

The mind of God

By Vern S. Poythress

Would discovering a "God particle" bring us any closer to Him?

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