Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Presidential peloton

Presidential peloton

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | As election year approaches, Obama's would-be challengers remain in a pack

Cover Stories

Has Newt Gingrich changed?

Has Newt Gingrich changed?

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Questions about the past: Did Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich have secret meetings prior to Clinton's impeachment hearings? How wide was the knowledge of…

In this issue: "Tour d'America," June 18, 2011

Features

Homeward bound

Homeward bound

By Jamie Dean

Compassion | Haitian students at Liberty University do not see the United States as a destination. They want to use the skills they learn to help their homeland

Drawing lines

Drawing lines

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | President Obama's Middle East comments add to the difficulties in bringing Palestinians and Israelis to the negotiating table

Couples in community

Couples in community

By Susan Olasky

Relationships | In the midst of dating confusion and fairy-tale delusions, some churches are pointing to a better way

They know where you work

They know where you work

By Megan Basham

Marriage | The same-sex marriage lobby is now going after organizations that have employees and clients who support traditional marriage

Lobbyist with a cause

Lobbyist with a cause

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | God has brought Barrett Duke a long way in 40 years; the one-time junkie in the streets of New Orleans is now a top policy advocate in the corridors of power

The history of compassion

The history of compassion

By Marvin Olasky

Compassion | Self-hating evangelicals miss how much good their religion has done

Southern hospitality

Southern hospitality

By Amy McCullough

Compassion | South region winner Challenge House brings 'local missionaries' to poor neighborhoods and finds ways for them to help

Leadership decision

Leadership decision

By Kiley Crossland

Compassion | I'm kissing law school goodbye, for now

Redefining 'social justice'

Redefining 'social justice'

By Elizabeth Waibel

Compassion | Trevecca Nazarene program pursues neighborly compassion instead of political agenda

Dispatches

Called to respond

Called to respond

By Angela Lu

After a devastating tornado, Joplin churches mobilize to help a people 'ready to see God's love'

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Aircraft carrier auction Forget sports cars and speedboats. Buyers with money to burn can't afford to miss the auctioning of the United Kingdom's former…

Radical injunction

Radical injunction

By The Editors

and other news briefs

Warmongering

Warmongering

By Mindy Belz

Sudanese forces attack key border towns on eve of South Sudan's independence

Human Race

By The Editors

Leaving Kevin "Seamus" Hasson, founder of the Becket Fund and its head for 16 years, is stepping down as the organization's president and chairman of the…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Barack Obama has failed America." Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, announcing in a June 2 speech that he would seek the Republican nomination for…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Dubious driver Venezuelan bus driver Ramon Parra will take to his grave a dubious distinction: Government officials have suspended his license, marking the…

Notebook

Date breaker

Date breaker

By Timothy Dalrymple

Religion | An unapologetic Harold Camping offers yet another prediction

Price protection

Price protection

By Alissa Wilkinson

Technology | New service can help travelers in the airline ticket guessing game

Science test

Science test

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Senator challenges wasteful spending and grants at government funded agency

Sea Side Bible Church

Sea Side Bible Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Sendai City, Japan

In the dog house

In the dog house

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The national champion Huskies have no excuse for rating among the worst academic performers

Drenched in debt

Drenched in debt

By Joseph Slife

Money | Spain and Greece try to cope with out-of-control government budgets

Culture

Close quarters

Close quarters

By Megan Basham

Television | CGI effects make the History Channel's Gettysburg a fascinating learning experience

Kung Fu Panda 2

Kung Fu Panda 2

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Precious few sequels exceed the quality of their predecessors, but a more emotionally resonant story, coupled with the usual assortment of gags, makes Kung Fu

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

By Alisa Harris

Movies | Gil Pender's fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) wants to spend her time in Paris shopping for $18,000 chairs. Gil would rather walk through Paris in the rain,

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class

By Rebecca Cusey

Movies | The best superheroes wrestle with metaphorically thorny questions as well as sometimes literally thorny villains. X-Men: First Class adds another prestory to…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of May 27-29, according to Box Office Mojo

Need to know

Need to know

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Books explore the intersection of faith and knowledge

Notable Books

Notable Books | Four books about Christians and suffering reviewed by Susan Olasky

Thinking locally

Thinking locally

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | The United States is a nation of communities, says Ryan Messmore, and the moral authority of families and churches is a key to its greatness

Getting religion

Getting religion

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | While The Book of Mormon seeks to mock, David Koresh Superstar seeks to understand

Notable CDs

Notable CDs | Five new pop-rock releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Daddy's girl

Daddy's girl

By Andrée Seu

Come as a child when praying and heeding God

Iceberg parables

Iceberg parables

By Marvin Olasky

Pastors face challenge of preaching sermons that pierce rather than just entertain

Into the poison thicket

Into the poison thicket

By Mindy Belz

Struggles foreign and domestic change us as we enter in

Just listen

Just listen

By Janie B. Cheaney

While losing his eloquent voice, Christopher Hitchens may gain ears to hear

June memories

June memories

By Joel Belz

Twenty-five years ago this summer, WORLD learned some very difficult lessons

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