Table of Contents

Cover Story

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | A month into the BP oil spill, residents await hard-to-see and difficult-to-predict ramifications from the latest Gulf Coast disaster

In this issue: "Gulf toil," June 5, 2010

Features

The special religion

The special religion

By Emily Belz

Religion | While facing a rash of recent terrorist attempts, the administration's aggressive outreach to Muslims abroad tip-toes around the problem of radical Islam

Tipped over

Tipped over

By Edward Lee Pitts

Healthcare | A small provision in this year's healthcare overhaul will make it much harder for businesses to navigate the federal regulatory rapids

The Senate's shepherd

The Senate's shepherd

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | Since he was a child in Baltimore, Barry Black has been on a path toward his current ministry: being a spiritual leader to political leaders

Double timing

Double timing

By Robin Nelson

Autism | A day in the life of the Schwenker twins, their working mom and dad, and Barkley the dog

No fly zone

No fly zone

By Emily Belz

Iraq | Young Iraqis are learning and l­oving the ins and outs of baseball

Dispatches

News

News

By The Editors

Primary stunners At the end of a recent campaign speech Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the five-term lawmaker who last year switched from a Republican to a…

Lone wolf myth

Lone wolf myth

By Mindy Belz

Random terror may signal a new plan

Strained friendship

Strained friendship

By Jamie Dean

Moroccan crackdown against Christians continues; Capitol Hill scrutiny underway

Seeing red

Seeing red

By Jamie Dean

Red Shirts protests spread in Thailand after government crackdown

Human Race

Human Race

By The Editors

Inquiry Liberty University announced May 10 it will conduct an investigation into possible discrepancies in the personal testimony of seminary president Ergun…

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

"It would be good . . . if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly." Woody Allen on President Barack Obama.

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Hello hurricanes Hurricane season begins June 1 and some forecasters expect a doozey. Researchers at Colorado State University predict eight hurricanes-half…

Supreme stealth

Supreme stealth

By Emily Belz

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's diligence obscures her partisan past

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurences

Reviews

Animated bully

Animated bully

By Megan Basham

Movies | Shrek Forever After forces kids to grow up quickly to enjoy its humor

<em>Just Wright</em>

Just Wright

By Alicia M. Cohn

Movies | Queen Latifah delivers a terrific everywoman performance

<em>Robin Hood</em>

Robin Hood

By Megan Basham

Movies | When people go to a movie bearing the name of folklore's most beloved outlaw, they expect certain things

<em>Please Give</em>

Please Give

By Sam Thielman

Movies | There's so much going on in this movie with every one of its characters that it's impossible to summarize

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of May 14-16, according to Box Office Mojo

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five blues (and blues-related) new releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Against life

Against life

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Tragic choices by musicians may signal a dismal view of humanity

Leading men

Leading men

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Author Rebecca Hagelin on remembering fathers, finding mentors, and setting up husbands

Notable books

Notable Books | Four books to build a stronger marriage > reviewed by Susan Olasky

Silent treatment

Silent treatment

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Scholar offers good advice to Christians, but his call for political disengagement isn't persuasive

Notebook

Look and leave

Look and leave

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Website allows users to meet, greet, and move on

Courting a king

Courting a king

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The LeBron James sweepstakes will say a lot about how the game's best player defines greatness

Capernaum, Israel

Capernaum, Israel

By The Editors

Houses of God | The Greek Orthodox Church

An open book

An open book

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | With policy changes, Facebook brings users' information before many more eyes

Crude methods

Crude methods

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Fighting an oil spill hasn't changed much in 20 years, but some experts are thinking ahead

Voices

Woman of faith

Woman of faith

By Andrée Seu

Mary isn't worthy of devotion, but neither should she be ignored

Moveable feasts

Moveable feasts

By Mindy Belz

Having what is needful is better than having it all

Citizen action

Citizen action

By Marvin Olasky

The faithful in America should defend liberty, but not under a Christian banner

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Premature dispatch

Premature dispatch

By Matt Anderson

Prolonging life for transplant recipients should not hasten death for donors

Whose offense?

Whose offense?

By Janie B. Cheaney

Why radical Christians do not react to blasphemy the way radical Muslims do

Never good enough

Never good enough

By Nick Eicher

Some thoughts on the new-look WORLD and our future as a news organization

Don't head for the hills!

Don't head for the hills!

By Joel Belz

I'm alarmed at your alarm about the future

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