Table of Contents

Cover Story

Serving a higher purpose

Serving a higher purpose

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | A person is greater than the sum of his material parts, and his reason to work goes beyond making the money to satisfy his appetites

In this issue: "Biblical callings," Dec. 4, 2010

Features

Out to dry

Out to dry

By Mindy Belz

Zimbabwe | With hyperinflation and election violence a (recent) memory, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe strengthens his grip ahead of coming elections despite a stalled…

Called to a community

Called to a community

By Timothy Dalrymple

Vocation | A Christian's vocation involves more than a career

'The juices would start flowing'

'The juices would start flowing'

By Joseph Slife

Vocation | Real estate developer Jack Shaw recognized his calling to business at a young age

Called to adopt

Called to adopt

By Susan Olasky

Vocation | The Rosenows serve God by bringing children with disabilities into their family

Carrying the right banner

Carrying the right banner

By Russ Pulliam & Marvin Olasky

Vocation | Two former mayors found that leading a big-city government is not an easy calling

The unified life

The unified life

By Marvin Olasky

Vocation | Monday through Saturday are not secular days for the Christian but days of service to God

Working for good

Working for good

By Tony Woodlief

Vocation | Should you remain in your current job? How well the product of your work serves others should be a crucial part of the answer

Honoring his father

Honoring his father

By Marvin Olasky

Vocation | Jack Templeton, CEO of a wealthy foundation, has a rare commitment to donor intent

The happy warrior

The happy warrior

By Marvin Olasky

Vocation | Hugh Ross, founder of Reasons to Believe, was called to science as a child

Body of work

Body of work

By Marvin Olasky

Vocation | Controversial Christian artist Ed Knippers says painting nudes is his calling

Dispatches

Quotables

By The Editors

"The United States lived on borrowed money for too long. . . . There are many reasons for America's problems, but they don't include German export surpluses."

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Science of slurp Ever wonder why cats lap quietly and dogs slurp loudly? Maybe not, but an MIT biophysicist did, and his discovery landed in the latest issue…

Opening salvo

Opening salvo

By Timothy Lamer

A controversial budget proposal begins a much-needed deficit conversation

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Kennedy Center Honors Former Beatle Paul McCartney and American country music legend Merle Haggard will headline the honorees for the 33rd Kennedy Center…

Honored

Honored

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Free speech farce

Free speech farce

By Mindy Belz

UN resolution is another way to subjugate non-Muslims

Human Race

By The Editors

Barred China barred two of its prominent lawyers from attending an international law conference in London because officials said their departure posed a…

Notebook

'My oh my'

'My oh my'

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Dave Niehaus brought a passion for Seattle baseball as broadcaster

Sentimental journey

Sentimental journey

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | Pols look to eavesdrop on the internet to gauge public opinion of candidates

Backdoor ban

Backdoor ban

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Protocol on ozone depletion may block a chemical that doesn't deplete ozone

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | George, South Africa

Columnists

Misfiring SPARK

Misfiring SPARK

By Janie B. Cheaney

A focus on self-esteem and a mistaken view of female strength the Girl Activists

Deep or broad?

Deep or broad?

By Joel Belz

The WORLD team can focus on addressing loyal readers or attracting new ones

This pilgrim life

This pilgrim life

By Mindy Belz

In failed states and states of plenty, what saves and keeps us is the same

Go for it!

Go for it!

By Marvin Olasky

With our work being a calling from God, it makes sense to be excited about it

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Your calling

Your calling

By Andrée Seu

Having a talent for something is not the only measure of what it will be

Culture

Far from Hogwarts

Far from Hogwarts

By Megan Basham

Movies | Deathly Hallows presents a more adult Harry Potter, but a glaring departure from the novel

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Denzel Washington gives an exceptional performance in this high-stakes train chase

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | A sea change has swept through modern journalism, with websites, blogs, Facebook, and Twitter crowding out old media. The screenwriters of Morning Glory (rated…

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

By Sam Thielman

Movies | "I don't believe you've met His Majesty George VI." It's a short joke, not even the funniest in what one has to reluctantly call a very funny movie about…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Nov. 12-14, according to Box Office Mojo

Dangerous king

Dangerous king

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Album succeeds in updating Elvis to 2010

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Creation accounts

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Authors tackle the theology and science of origins

Notable books

Notable Books | Four mysteries reviewed by Susan Olasky

Server system

Server system

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The strength of capitalism, says writer George Gilder, is that success depends on taking others into account

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