Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Serving a God of miracles

Serving a God of miracles

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | The medical mission field, says WORLD's 2010 Daniel of the Year, comes with threats-and privileges

Cover Stories

Long hours and little thanks

Long hours and little thanks

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | Other physicians creatively manage heavy case loads far afield and far from a medical support system. Here's a sampling . . .

In this issue: "Daniel of the Year," Dec. 18, 2010

Features

Treading carefully

Treading carefully

By Megan Basham

Entertainment | After Prince Caspian 's disappointing results, Walden Media went back to the basics with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Drawn by grace

Drawn by grace

By Angela Lu

Religion | Many Chinese immigrants hear the gospel for the first time in the United States-and many are responding

Card raiders

Card raiders

By Jamie Dean

Finance | A small ministry learned what identity theft experts say everyone should know: Anyone with an ATM card is a potential target of

'We had adversities'

'We had adversities'

By Edward Lee Pitts

Religion | Louis Zamperini's long life has seen great highs, terrifying lows, and a "miracle of transformation." A new biography tells his remarkable story

Morgan's mission

Morgan's mission

By Tiffany Owens

Religion | The leader of a venerable Manhattan ministry to the poor has goals beyond behavioral modification: "We are snatching back souls from the enemy"

Dispatches

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Cookie controversy First he has a gender. Then it doesn't. Finally the Gingerbread Man is back to being male. Council bureaucrats from Lancashire County,

Big gulp

Big gulp

By Edward Lee Pitts

Slurpee Summit can't overcome hard-to-swallow measures ahead

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

EU ministers meet When European Union ministers meet in Brussels on Dec. 13, they will likely still be discussing the bailouts of weak and staggering members…

Illinois votes

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Self-censored

Self-censored

By Emily Belz

U.S. diplomats post-leaks are likely to ditch the cables

Justice delayed

Justice delayed

By Mindy Belz

The case of Afghan convert gains attention without resolution

Human Race

By The Editors

Awarded Early next year President Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 15 individuals, including former President George H.W. Bush, author…

Quotables

By The Editors

"No tax hikes on anybody. Period." Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell on attempts by Democrats to allow tax cuts to expire for high-income Americans but not…

Reviews

Outside the tower

Outside the tower

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | Disney makes the classic story of Rapunzel new again

Love and other drugs

Love and other drugs

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Like countless better-made romantic dramas, this film champions the virtues of true love, but the over indulgence of lustful vices diminishes its significance

Treadmill religion

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books explore Islam's problems, conservatism's canon, and Pixar's wisdom

Notable books

Notable Books | Four new novels reviewed by Susan Olasky

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Four new Christmas releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Age of ambiguity

Age of ambiguity

By Warren Cole Smith

Music | Sufjan Stevens keeps fans and critics guessing

Pro-Christianity atheist

Pro-Christianity atheist

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | S.E. Cupp says the media are not fair to a religion that she believes is not true

Fantastical

Fantastical

By Megan Basham

Movies | Except for a detour into green mist, Dawn Treader sails smooth and straight

Notebook

Missing app

Missing app

By Alissa Wilkinson & Emily Belz

Technology | Protest prompts Apple to remove Christian app

The chapel

The chapel

By The Editors

Houses of God | Vadito, New Mexico

'God is in control'

'God is in control'

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Michael Vick's way out has become his way up

Holiday hopes

Holiday hopes

By Joseph Slife

Money | Retailers think smaller debt loads will lead shoppers to open their wallets this month

Justice suspended

Justice suspended

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle | A small businessman learns the hard way about predatory "patrollers"

Caffeinated drunks

Caffeinated drunks

By Daniel James Devine

Science | With an eye toward health and public safety, the FDA cracks down on high-alcohol energy drinks

Voices

On Dealy Plaza

On Dealy Plaza

By Joel Belz

Traumatic events we will always have with us, but the reactions to them have changed

Pushing back gently

Pushing back gently

By Janie B. Cheaney

A recognition of our own wickedness should give us patience with our cultural opponents

To which I AM am I faithful?

To which I AM am I faithful?

By Marvin Olasky

Christmas is a time to move from fear to trust

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Left out

Left out

By Mindy Belz

Why has U.S. war strategy ignored religious minorities in the Middle East?

My granddaughter's faith

My granddaughter's faith

By Andrée Seu

Praying with the confidence and gratitude of a little child

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