June 29, 2013
The World and Everything in It - Weekend Edition

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Annual Books edition of 'The World and Everything in It'

Supreme Court rules on marriage, Russell Moore with Christian response, WORLD’s 2013 Book of the Year, Summer Vacations and Destinations, discussion with author of 'The Christian World of the Hobbit,' Janie B. Cheaney searches for the Great American Novel, Steve Bucci on foreign affairs, markets and economy, Olasky Interview with Os Guinness, safe family friendly films, culture talk with John Stonestreet, The History Book, and more

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Program Segments

Top news of the week

Supreme Court rules on marriage

Russell Moore: How should same-sex marriage change the church’s witness?

Mary Reichard is the legal affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It.

This week, the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling it unconstitutional, and dismissed California’s Proposition 8 case. For a more in depth look at both rulings, read “Marriage decisions” by WORLD News Group reporter Emily Belz. 

Russell Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Read his full blog post, upon which this commentary is based. 

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WORLD's 2013 Book of the Year

Melanie Kirkpatrick's Escape from North Korea

Melanie Kirkpatrick is former editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. She is the author of Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad.

This segment features a speech she gave at the Chicago Club in June at an event sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. You can listen to the speech in its entirety here.

Also, read WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky’s review of Escape from North Korea.

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TW&E Feature

Summer Vacations and Destinations

This week’s segment features Pam Bowman from Ripon, Calif. and her family’s trip to several major league baseball games at various ballparks in the Midwest.

Tell us about your best summer vacation ever. Send an email with a few details tosummer@worldandeverything.com, and include your phone number.

If we can use your story on the program, we’ll arrange to call you at a convenient time so you can tell us more!

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'The Christian World of the Hobbit'

An interview with Dr. Devin Brown

Dr. Devin Brown is a professor of English at Asbury University in Kentucky, where he also teaches a course on J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He is the author of numerous books, including The Christian World of the Hobbit (Abingdon Press, 2012).

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Janie B. Cheaney commentary

In search of the Great American Novel

Commentator Janie B. Cheaney is a columnist for WORLD News Group. She also writes novels for young adults and is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series. Read her recent column “Literary wanderings,” upon which this commentary is based. 

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News and markets

An interview with Steve Bucci about foreign policy, Taliban talks and Syria intervention

Markets and the economy: Grasping at optimism and fireworks ahead

Kent Covington is a senior correspondent for The World and Everything in It

Steven Bucci of the Heritage Foundation is a retired Army colonel and former special forces officer. 

Warren Cole Smith is vice president of WORLD News Group and regularly covers business and economic news. Read his weekly finance column “Dollars and Sense.”

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The Olasky Interview

An interview with author Os Guinness

Os Guinness is a veteran journalist and scholar and the author of more than 30 books, including his latest A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future (IVP, 2012).

Read “Aliens and Strangers” for more from Marvin Olasky’s talk with author Os Guinness, or watch the full video here (scroll to bottom).

This conversation took place at Patrick Henry College in Virginia. 

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Home video screening room

Family friendly films

Film reviewer Phil Boatwright is the editor of PreviewOnline.org. He is also the author of Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Bad (CreateSpace, 2009).

In this segment, Phil Boatwright reviews This is Our Time and The Guns of Navarone.

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Weekly culture talk with John Stonestreet

Supreme Court rulings on marriage pose new challenges to next generation of Christian leaders

Commentator John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and host of The Point, a daily radio feature on worldview and culture.

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The History Book

Week of June 30

July 2 1964—President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to prohibit racial segregation in public places.

June 30, 1986—The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick that states can outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults. Justice Byron White, argued that the Constitution did not confer "a fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy."

July 2, 1776—The Continental Congress passed a resolution that "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States."

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