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Cover Story

2009 Daniel of the Year

2009 Daniel of the Year

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, fights to show that all lives have eternal value because they are the…

In this issue: "2009 Daniel of the Year," Dec. 19, 2009

Features

Unmoved

Unmoved

By Emily Belz

Religion | Six months of media scrutiny later, the Fellowship remains a closed group-but some within its ranks are calling for openness

Free to disagree

Free to disagree

By Emily Belz

United Nations | Religious liberty advocates make progress against a 'defamation of religions' resolution

Staying home

Staying home

By Alisa Harris

Religion | Many conservative Anglicans have reasons beyond culture for rejecting a papal invitation into Roman Catholicism

Oppressed

By Jamie Dean

Human Rights | Human Rights Day highlights victims of persistent abuse around the world

Losing credit?

Losing credit?

By Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Banking analysts differ on the health of a leading megachurch lender

Dear Sen. Landrieu

Dear Sen. Landrieu

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | An open letter to Louisiana's Honorable Mary Landrieu

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | DIED: Hudson Armerding, 91, Presbyterian minister and president of Wheaton College, 1965-1982, died Dec. 1. He oversaw the construction of a new library,

Houses of God

Houses of God

By The Editors

Houses of God | Brian Merman, 24, a Specialist in the U.S. Army's 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, prays beside his M4 automatic rifle with Filipino workers during a Sunday…

Click and regret

Click and regret

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Online retailers learn the tricks to snag 'social shoppers'

Thy will be done

Thy will be done

By Marvin Olasky

Radicalism | With opportunity in academia and media came great challenges and great satisfaction. Part nine of a pilgrim's slow progress

In the trenches

In the trenches

By Jamie Dean

Marriage | The word from activists against gay marriage: If the battle hasn't come to your state it will; be ready to work hard and be weary

Running free

Running free

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Records and medals couldn't give legendary miler Jim Ryun happiness, but something else did

Cooking up a heat wave

Cooking up a heat wave

By Timothy Lamer

Environment | 'Climategate' scandal reveals alarming tactics of influential climate scientists

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

A wider war

A wider war

By Mindy Belz

Afghanistan | Bigger footprint less a worry than shorter timeframe

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Notebook

Unsportsmanlike conduct

Unsportsmanlike conduct

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Critics are showing an ugly glee in football coach Charlie Weis' troubles at Notre Dame

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

A curse and a gift

A curse and a gift

By Janie B. Cheaney

Words can be twisted, but God uses them to tell straight truths

Eco-manifesto

Eco-manifesto

By Mindy Belz

I'll take mine fact-based, reality-laced, and with a little love thrown in

French wars

French wars

By Andrée Seu

A growing evangelical revival comes to Gaul

Serving with Miss America

Serving with Miss America

By Marvin Olasky

Can a homeless shelter Thanksgiving dinner lead some to thank God?

Zimbabwe epistle

Zimbabwe epistle

By Diana Hamberger

One family's adventure in being called to serve

Up, up, and up

Up, up, and up

By Joel Belz

On almost every front, it's been an inflationary year

Culture

Wasted stage

Wasted stage

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Me and Orson Welles shows Efron's shortcomings

Perilous journey

Perilous journey

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Violent Road is an assaultive experience in a post-apocalyptic setting

Daring to hope

Daring to hope

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Precious shows the heroism of overcoming a brutal life

Notable books

Notable Books | Four noteworthy nonfiction books reviewed by Susan Olasky

Out of the art house

Out of the art house

By Megan Basham

Movies | Wes Anderson's strengths and weaknesses are on display in Fantastic Mr. Fox

War and peace

War and peace

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Fighters of Darwinism should strive to remain civil with each other

'God's hand is in it'

'God's hand is in it'

By Marvin Olasky

Music | FOX News' Lauren Green analyzes why Handel's Messiah 'is more than just a nice piece'

Subject to interpretation

Subject to interpretation

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Renditions of venerable works highlight the year in music

Notable CDs

By Pere Ubu

Notable CDs | Four overlooked releases of 2009 reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

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