2015 ARTICLES

Cover Story: “No Es Facil”

May 30, 2015

From the May 1, 2004 issue of WORLD Magazine:

It’s downright difficult living in poverty under a brutal dictator’s thumb, but an army of compassionate Americans could help churches better the lives of poor Cubans.

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Cover Story: “How Christianity is Changing China”

May 30, 2015

From the June 24, 2006 issue of WORLD Magazine:

With small “house” churches multiplying in cities and influential executives coming to faith, Christianity is growing so fast in China that Communist officials are having a hard time keeping up.

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Feature Article: “Not Your Ordinary Campaign Stop”

May 25, 2015

From the December, 2006 issue of WORLD Magazine:

Dusk at Primo’s, an upscale restaurant in a Baton Rouge mall: exactly where you’d expect a conservative senator starting his run for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination to have a fundraiser. But what’s unexpected is what Sam Brownback of Kansas did after that Dec. 8 meeting: He took a night trip to the infamous state penitentiary at Angola, featured in such movies as Dead Man Walking and Monster’s Ball.

Angola houses 5,100 prisoners, many of whom are hostile to the tough-on-crime stance that is standard among conservative Republicans. Brownback talked to 700 of the inmates assembled in a prison chapel and answered skeptical questions, worrying guards as he strode into the midst of the prisoners. He then slept in a prison cell and walked Death Row the following morning. I slept in the cell next to his, and my neighbors on the other side were a serial rapist and a drug cartel killer. This is the story of the beginning of what is likely to be an unusual presidential campaign.

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Frontline Dispatches: “WORLD’s 10th Annual Daniel of the Year”

May 25, 2015

From the December, 2007 issue of WORLD Magazine:

This is our 10th year of choosing a Daniel of the Year, a very different individual from Time magazine’s typically power-grasping Man of the Year (now Person of the Year). We’ve had some well-known Daniels and some little-known ones, but in all cases their faith in God gave them the strength to stand up against tyrants who tried to put themselves in God’s place. That’s what made them Daniels: They exhibited bravery in defense of God’s authority, not their own autonomy.

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T.V. Review: “Goodnight Hoppers; Goodnight Hustlers Everywhere”

May 25, 2015

From the July 26, 2008 issue of WORLD Magazine:

The Wire in its fifth and last season is mercilessly consistent in its vision of a fallen world. The Wire goes beneath the surface and mines the worldview best expressed through most of Ecclesiastes: “All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it. What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted.”

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Feature Article: “Africa’s Hinge”

May 25, 2015

From the February 8, 2014 issue of WORLD Magazine:

Four out of five residents of fast-growing, 37-million-strong Uganda identify with Christianity. Most Ugandans glowingly welcome evangelical visitors and side with Christian conservatives on many social issues. But beneath the surface, Uganda faces enormous challenges.

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