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Voddie Baucham’s big move to Africa

Posted by Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | The pastor, father, and speaker talks about his work at home and explains his move to Zambia with his wife and seven of their children

In the beginning

By Chuck McIlhenny, Donna McIlhenny & Frank York
Posted

Religious Liberty | In 1978, a pastor stood his ground against the homosexual agenda, winning a court battle that others likely will face in the days ahead

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

The couple next door

The couple next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | Christians have a message that homosexuals need to hear

Environmentalists vs. babies

Environmentalists vs. babies

By Ashley Thorne
Posted

Environment | Eco-consciousness advocates seek to justify opposition to God’s command for us to ‘be fruitful and multiply’

Following Jesus the public enemy

Following Jesus the public enemy

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | So here we are. Distinctly Christian morality has become socially unacceptable, and it is wise in some workplaces to keep one’s Christian identity in the…

Jack Templeton dies at age 75

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Obituary | The former pediatric surgeon and head of the John Templeton Foundation sought to glorify his heavenly Father while honoring his earthly one

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | A sex trafficking victim might be difficult to recognize even when she is sitting in front of you, Iowa State Patrol Capt. Curt Henderson said this week…

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Growing pains, great gains

By June Cheng
Posted

China | God is granting massive growth to the church in China, but with it come great challenges. Mature Chinese Christians are finding ways to counter heresies,

Texas lawmakers approve Pastor Protection Bill

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Religious Liberty | The legislation will protect clergy from lawsuits if they refuse to officiate same-sex weddings

Senate approves religious freedom measure

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Congress | WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously approved a measure requiring the Obama administration to take religious freedom into consideration when…

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Boy Scouts | Robert Gates, who as secretary of defense abolished the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, policy, says Scouts’ ban ‘cannot be sustained’

Gretchen Carlson on Fox News, faith, and family

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | How a well-known journalist and mom learned how to seize the day

Sean Hannity adds to America’s national conversation on race

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | The New Testament suggests that Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, died to reconcile Jews and Gentiles to God and to each other, and to recreate them into one new…

Cloudy forecasts

Cloudy forecasts

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | American Christians have largely forgotten the power of negative thinking

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia…

Dire prediction

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Syria | Syria’s army may be near defeat, and the aftermath may be as grim as war

Homeschoolers win televised quiz bowl against Michigan schools

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Education | Isaac Van Loh, 16, says his team’s victory on a Michigan quiz show helped to vindicate homeschooling and prove its rigor. The Lansing Homeschooler…

Nearly a year after Hobby Lobby, contraceptive mandate still unresolved

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | The U.S. Supreme Court is in decision-making and opinion-writing mode now, having heard all oral arguments for the 2014-2015 term. Meanwhile, lower courts are…

Far from the Madding Crowd

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | Far from the Madding Crowd has everything you’d expect from an English period drama: the charming dresses and hats; spectacular cinematography of…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Vaccines & Viruses: Troubled trials for Ebola vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Vaccines & Viruses | Confounded results. After killing more than 4,700 people in Liberia, the Ebola virus has stopped spreading there, according to health officials who declared…

Surrogacy recruiters target U.S. military wives

Surrogacy recruiters target U.S. military wives

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Surrogacy | Groups advocating for a worldwide surrogacy ban say service member spouses make ideal candidates for contractual pregnancy appeals

Two views of humanity

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Evolution | My friend S. is like the canary in the coalmine. Evolutionary theory nearly drove her to suicide when she was in college because she was sensitive enough to…

Gates Foundation pushes permanent contraception

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Family | An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Raining on Bart Ehrman’s Easter parade

Raining on Bart Ehrman’s Easter parade

By Michael F. Bird & Simon Gathercole
Posted

Religion | A group of biblical scholars respond to the anti-Christian author’s latest attack on the divinity of Jesus

Sarah’s gift

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | The best may be yet to come for homeschooler and all-American runner  

Selling to shells

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Housing | The New York real estate market is turning $20 million abodes into safety deposit boxes for anonymous but wealthy oligarchs. Is reform possible?

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

The ones who stay

By Emily Belz
Posted

Cities | After the riots: West Baltimore residents who have labored over the neighborhood for decades wonder ... ‘How long?’

Army withdraws culture manual over plagiarism, bad content claims

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | For the past 10 years, the U.S. Army has tried to integrate cross-cultural awareness and education across all levels of training. The capstone of that effort…

Scott Walker makes pitch to D.C. conservatives

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Meeting attendees said the candidate’s performance helped dispel concerns raised by his recent comments on social policy

Wayward shines

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | Director Shyamalan’s strengths return with new TV series 

Knowing the basics

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Around this time of year I think about memorable commencement speeches I have heard. These addresses are where life gets boiled down to its essence,

Globe Trot: Ancient Syrian city falls to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: ISIS (or Islamic State) has seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra. Here’s real-time footage from today. But as writer Ann Voskamp points…

Midday Roundup: More than 150 arrests in Texas biker shootout

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Street fighters. More than 150 people are in jail in Waco, Texas, following a brawl-turned-gunfight between five motorcycle gangs. Nine people died and at…

Ellie Holcomb on the beauty of brokenness

Posted by Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | After starting a successful solo career, the singer-songwriter goes public with her imperfections

Voddie Baucham’s big move to Africa

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The pastor, father, and speaker talks about his work at home and explains his move to Zambia with his wife and seven of their children

The couple next door

The couple next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | Christians have a message that homosexuals need to hear

In the beginning

By Chuck McIlhenny, Donna McIlhenny & Frank York
Posted

Religious Liberty | In 1978, a pastor stood his ground against the homosexual agenda, winning a court battle that others likely will face in the days ahead

Growing pains, great gains

By June Cheng
Posted

China | God is granting massive growth to the church in China, but with it come great challenges. Mature Chinese Christians are finding ways to counter heresies,

Following Jesus the public enemy

Following Jesus the public enemy

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | So here we are. Distinctly Christian morality has become socially unacceptable, and it is wise in some workplaces to keep one’s Christian identity in the…

Environmentalists vs. babies

Environmentalists vs. babies

By Ashley Thorne
Posted

Environment | Eco-consciousness advocates seek to justify opposition to God’s command for us to ‘be fruitful and multiply’

Homeschoolers win televised quiz bowl against Michigan schools

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Education | Isaac Van Loh, 16, says his team’s victory on a Michigan quiz show helped to vindicate homeschooling and prove its rigor. The Lansing Homeschooler…

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia…

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

Part 1: What’s the matter with evolution?

Part 1: What’s the matter with evolution?

By Casey Luskin
Posted

Science | A ranking of the top five scientific problems found in evolutionary theory

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Remembering the forgotten

By Mindy Belz
Posted

History | The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide revives old wounds and new fears of ethnic—and religious—cleansing

Sarah’s gift

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | The best may be yet to come for homeschooler and all-American runner  

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Senior living gets smart with a little help from technology

By Julie Borg
Posted

Technology | More than 1.4 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Although these facilities provide necessary levels of care that…

Far from the Madding Crowd

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | Far from the Madding Crowd has everything you’d expect from an English period drama: the charming dresses and hats; spectacular cinematography of…

Surrogacy recruiters target U.S. military wives

Surrogacy recruiters target U.S. military wives

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Surrogacy | Groups advocating for a worldwide surrogacy ban say service member spouses make ideal candidates for contractual pregnancy appeals

Making movies that save lives

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Producer Eduardo Verastegui talks about bringing pro-life values to the big screen

Tangled net

Tangled net

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | One family’s story of life trapped in a broken system

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Disorientation

Disorientation

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Sexuality | New laws—and a potential federal ban—against reparative therapy are causing more confusion than remedy for those struggling with sexual identity

Bill Gothard responds to allegations

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | But the group Recovering Grace remains skeptical, calling the former ministry leader’s statement ‘incomplete’

Race for the red planet

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Private groups dominate effort to reach Mars

Kachin casualties

By Angela Lu
Posted

Burma | Burma has signed a cease-fire with opposing ethnic groups, but the fighting hasn’t stopped and diplomacy may be failing

Joshua Muravchik: A nation without allies

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | How the world over the last five decades became an enemy of Israel

Yes, the ISIS conflict is a religious war

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The fight against the Islamic State is a fight for religious freedom

Little Boy: A classic modern film

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Movies | There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy , in theaters April 24, could be a…

Wayward shines

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | Director Shyamalan’s strengths return with new TV series 

Buying a bestseller

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | Is David Jeremiah another gifted pastor who has used what some say is an ethically dubious method to promote books?

Dire prediction

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Syria | Syria’s army may be near defeat, and the aftermath may be as grim as war

Taking the baker’s challenge

Taking the baker’s challenge

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | How would you go the extra mile in this day and age?

Reaching up

Reaching up

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Disaster | As Nepal turns to rebuilding after a massive earthquake, some of the deepest needs remain perched on earth’s highest elevations

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

Jack Templeton dies at age 75

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Obituary | The former pediatric surgeon and head of the John Templeton Foundation sought to glorify his heavenly Father while honoring his earthly one

Applying a Christian worldview to the vaccination issue

Applying a Christian worldview to the vaccination issue

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Health | Digging deeper into the difficult questions surrounding this complicated debate

Selling to shells

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Housing | The New York real estate market is turning $20 million abodes into safety deposit boxes for anonymous but wealthy oligarchs. Is reform possible?

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Boy Scouts | Robert Gates, who as secretary of defense abolished the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, policy, says Scouts’ ban ‘cannot be sustained’

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

Posted by Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

Environmentalists vs. babies

Environmentalists vs. babies

By Ashley Thorne
Posted

Environment | Eco-consciousness advocates seek to justify opposition to God’s command for us to ‘be fruitful and multiply’

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Boy Scouts | Robert Gates, who as secretary of defense abolished the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, policy, says Scouts’ ban ‘cannot be sustained’

The couple next door

The couple next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | Christians have a message that homosexuals need to hear

Cloudy forecasts

Cloudy forecasts

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | American Christians have largely forgotten the power of negative thinking

Voddie Baucham’s big move to Africa

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The pastor, father, and speaker talks about his work at home and explains his move to Zambia with his wife and seven of their children

Following Jesus the public enemy

Following Jesus the public enemy

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | So here we are. Distinctly Christian morality has become socially unacceptable, and it is wise in some workplaces to keep one’s Christian identity in the…

Wayward shines

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | Director Shyamalan’s strengths return with new TV series 

In the beginning

By Chuck McIlhenny, Donna McIlhenny & Frank York
Posted

Religious Liberty | In 1978, a pastor stood his ground against the homosexual agenda, winning a court battle that others likely will face in the days ahead

Mosque for the ‘unmosqued’

Mosque for the ‘unmosqued’

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Lifestyle | A mosque for women seeks to remake American Islam in its image

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

Gates Foundation pushes permanent contraception

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Family | An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Making haste to shed innocent blood

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | Imagine having a career devoted to making sure unwanted unborn babies end up dead, to have your name associated with this act, a legal right conveniently…

Who is a journalist?

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Media | My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What…

J. Budziszewski: A time to talk back

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Christians need not be afraid to confront the inconsistencies of Darwinism 

Nearly a year after Hobby Lobby, contraceptive mandate still unresolved

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | The U.S. Supreme Court is in decision-making and opinion-writing mode now, having heard all oral arguments for the 2014-2015 term. Meanwhile, lower courts are…

No justice, no peace? Know Jesus, know peace

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | New social justice movements have emerged in the United States as a result of disputed deaths of black men. These movements include various catchphrases, such…

Dire prediction

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Syria | Syria’s army may be near defeat, and the aftermath may be as grim as war

Knowing the basics

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Around this time of year I think about memorable commencement speeches I have heard. These addresses are where life gets boiled down to its essence,

The on campus pot calling the kettle black

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Higher Education | Temple University in Philadelphia is starting a Confucius Institute (CI) for the purpose of teaching Chinese language and culture. What makes that dicey is…

The false god of politics

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Politics | If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues…

The commencement speech as cultural barometer

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | May is the month for commencement and for big-name commencement speakers. This year’s addresses ranged from TV personality Meredith Vieira’s touting…

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

Sarah’s gift

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | The best may be yet to come for homeschooler and all-American runner  

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Scott Walker makes pitch to D.C. conservatives

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Meeting attendees said the candidate’s performance helped dispel concerns raised by his recent comments on social policy

What the ‘nones’ tell us about religion

What the ‘nones’ tell us about religion

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religion | This week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about a recent study that tracked the rise of the so-called…

A homebody on the road

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My husband Jonathan drove our yellow car through the 8 a.m. Asheville, N.C., traffic this week, bound for WORLD News Group’s headquarters. Above the jingle…

Covering the same-sex marriage debate

Covering the same-sex marriage debate

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Homosexuality | One reader didn’t like a WORLD story on the debate about same-sex marriage. She said we should have more stories on other “human failures that are surely…

Open dialogue … but not for Christians

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Higher Education | “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun…

God’s gift of tomorrow

God’s gift of tomorrow

By Bill Newton
Posted

Business | A couple of weeks ago I thought I had heartburn or acid reflux, but a treadmill stress test revealed results my doctor declared “highly abnormal.” This…

Sean Hannity adds to America’s national conversation on race

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | The New Testament suggests that Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, died to reconcile Jews and Gentiles to God and to each other, and to recreate them into one new…

Introducing the ‘Rubio doctrine’

By Emily Belz
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Sen. Marco Rubio calls for the return of America’s ‘moral’ role as the world’s only superpower

No concessions

By Joel Belz
Posted

Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims

Globe Trot: Ancient Syrian city falls to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: ISIS (or Islamic State) has seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra. Here’s real-time footage from today. But as writer Ann Voskamp points…

‘In my end is my beginning’

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I sat swallowed in a golden chair two weeks ago at our campus coffeehouse. Beside me, my husband was writing his last undergraduate paper ever, a paper…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
Posted

China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

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