Jamie Dean

Jamie is national editor of WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and previously worked for the Charlotte World. Jamie has covered politics, disasters, religion, and more for WORLD. She resides in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

'Hard is not hopeless'

Iraq | Before a skeptical Senate committee, Lt.
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/03/07, 12:00 am

When Lt. Gen. David Petraeus faced a Senate Armed Services committee stacked with anti-war legislators on the first day of confirmation hearings, the three-star general was blunt: "The situation in Iraq is dire. The way ahead will be very hard. But hard is not hopeless."

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Lifting the veil

Movie | The ugliness of disease and sin is the backdrop for Painted Veil's beauty
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/03/07, 12:00 am

Amid the sweeping beauty of the 1920s Chinese countryside, myriads of Chinese villagers took their last breaths in squalor, victims of the ravages of disease and abject poverty. In The Painted Veil, a sophisticated British couple that travels to China's remote interior to fight cholera suffers from the ravages of a different disease: their own sin. The story that unfolds presents a painful study in the consequences of bitterness and selfishness and offers a glimpse of the redemption found in looking outside oneself.

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Classroom Christianity

Education | A unique minor in Christianity and culture highlights the challenges and opportunities for Christian students at secular universities
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/27/07, 12:00 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.- During the first week of the spring semester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), teaching assistant Chad Seales asked students in an afternoon class what they knew about Jerry Falwell. After a brief pause, a young woman near the front of the classroom spoke up: "He's the guy that thought the Teletubbies were gay."

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