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Investigators find proof IRS destroyed evidence in targeting scandal

Posted by Abby Reese

IRS Scandal | Two Treasury Department inspectors general revealed last week someone erased computer evidence during the investigation into the IRS targeting…

Warnings from the Supreme Court

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Supreme Court | Along with their opinions about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court’s four dissenters offered some predictions on what this…

Blindsided

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Hundreds of evangelicals were caught off guard in March when their church leaders, without any open discussion, announced that sexually active homosexuals…

The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

By Ryan Shinkel
Posted

Marriage | Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

By Jim Henry
Posted

Religion | The New York Times ’ Mark Oppenheimer says it’s time for churches to pay their ‘fair’ share

The only bright spot in Friday’s Supreme Court ruling

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I am going to save my June 27,2015, edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer with its headline “GAY MARRIAGE CONSTITUTIONAL.” I will place it in the attic along…

Push to redefine gender plays out in public schools

Push to redefine gender plays out in public schools

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Transgenderism | In Gloucester County, Va., a 15-year-old wants the government to force schools to allow transgender students to use opposite-sex public restrooms. In Downey,

Archimedes was right

By Joel Belz
Posted

Education | How many states will follow Nevada’s bold education example?

Bill Gothard defends himself on new website

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | Former ministry leader denies allegations of sexual abuse, but women who say he abused them stick by their stories, as donors try to prevent the sale of…

Speech, speech

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Culture | Speaking boldly the truth is more needed than ever, with humor where possible

Lessons in spotting mainstream media bias

Lessons in spotting mainstream media bias

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Communications professor Jim Kuypers gives pointers for deconstructing liberal positions in ‘neutral’ news reports

What the Confederate flag represents to African-Americans

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | In the past week, arsonists have burned to the ground several black churches in the South. Perhaps these fires have nothing to do with race. Yet, these crimes…

Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Supreme Court | "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." What Winston Churchill said in 1942…

21st century Amish? No.

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Culture | Since the Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday, more evangelicals are suggesting that Christians should drop out of American society and attempt to build a…

Waking up to a changed America

Waking up to a changed America

By J. Paul Nyquist
Posted

Books | American Christians find themselves living in an increasingly hostile environment. An excerpt from a WORLD Book of the Year runner-up

Gay lobby groups go after clerks who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Jae Wasson
Posted

Marriage | In the face of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, state officials with religious convictions are grappling with how to reconcile their beliefs with the pressure…

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Marriage | A married Montana man plans to sue the state for the right to wed a second woman. Nathan Collier traveled to the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Tuesday to…

Trust and obey

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Obituary | The bold, restful life of Elisabeth Elliot, 1926-2015

Excerpts from the marriage ruling and dissents

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | A quick read of the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, as well as the opposing views

From Bible-blocker justices to the Daniel Option

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Supreme Court | Drugs called beta-blockers lower blood pressure, thus lowering the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Supreme Court justices who are “Bible-blockers” also…

The Supreme Court’s brave new rights

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Supreme Court | By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a new constitutional right: The right of same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses nationwide…

Supreme Court: Marriage is between ‘two persons’

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Justice Anthony Kennedy delivers a sweeping opinion with implications for religious groups

Why so many scandals?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Culture | Tullian Tchividjian shows why we need the Billy Graham rule

Nigerian Christians show us how to face persecution

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | The U.S. Supreme Court’s calamitous approval of same-sex marriage came the morning after I returned from the calamitous corners of war-torn northeastern…

‘Miracle baby’ beats the odds

By Marian Rizzo
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | The Batsons trusted the Lord with their son who was not supposed to live. The first prize award winner

How to succeed in college by really trying

How to succeed in college by really trying

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Higher Education | School’s out for summer, and many of those who made it all the way through high school graduation are anticipating college in the fall, a radically new…

Couples sue Christian clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | Four Kentucky couples—two heterosexual and two homosexual—have sued a county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to them. “My conscience will…

Our exile in Babylon

Our exile in Babylon

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | It’s time to seek the welfare of the city where God placed us

Man known as British ‘Schindler’ dies

By Wayne Stender
Posted

Obituary | Sir Nicholas Winton, who died today at age 106, was an English stockbroker who saved 669 Jewish Czechoslovakian children from Nazi death camps during World…

Future bright for former college quarterback

By Ryan Squanda
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | Andrew Maxwell experienced football, frustration, and faith while at Michigan State. The second prize award winner

Infinitely Polar Bear

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | Infinitely Polar Bear , a film based on the childhood of writer/director Maya Forbes, presents a biracial family in 1970s Boston that appears to…

Barbarians inside the gate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | When the unwashed Germanic hordes of Vandals, Alans, and Suebi crossed the frozen Rhine River in A.D. 406 and changed Europe forever, beleaguered Rome…

Water war

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Weather | A persistent drought in California has brought to the surface long-simmering disputes over one of the basic resources of life

The Episcopal Church formally embraces gay marriage

By James Bruce
Posted

Religion | Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, the Episcopal Church formally amended its canons and liturgy so that two people of…

Should Christians fly the Confederate flag?

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Race Issues | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

After we’ve blown it

After we’ve blown it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Doing what is right after having done wrong

Be on guard

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Watching for signs that a church may be about to cave to gay pressures

Charleston pastors pray for lasting unity

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Race Issues | Across racial and denominational lines, clergy band together to move people past the ‘stasis’ of the city’s history of division

When the culture equates dissent with bigotry

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Marriage | In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to get marriage licenses, I talked this week with John Stonestreet of the Chuck…

The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

Posted by Ryan Shinkel

Marriage | Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The…

How to succeed in college by really trying

How to succeed in college by really trying

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Higher Education | School’s out for summer, and many of those who made it all the way through high school graduation are anticipating college in the fall, a radically new…

Blindsided

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Hundreds of evangelicals were caught off guard in March when their church leaders, without any open discussion, announced that sexually active homosexuals…

Our exile in Babylon

Our exile in Babylon

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | It’s time to seek the welfare of the city where God placed us

The only bright spot in Friday’s Supreme Court ruling

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I am going to save my June 27,2015, edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer with its headline “GAY MARRIAGE CONSTITUTIONAL.” I will place it in the attic along…

Archimedes was right

By Joel Belz
Posted

Education | How many states will follow Nevada’s bold education example?

Trust and obey

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Obituary | The bold, restful life of Elisabeth Elliot, 1926-2015

Waking up to a changed America

Waking up to a changed America

By J. Paul Nyquist
Posted

Books | American Christians find themselves living in an increasingly hostile environment. An excerpt from a WORLD Book of the Year runner-up

From Bible-blocker justices to the Daniel Option

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Supreme Court | Drugs called beta-blockers lower blood pressure, thus lowering the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Supreme Court justices who are “Bible-blockers” also…

Excerpts from the marriage ruling and dissents

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | A quick read of the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, as well as the opposing views

Nigerian Christians show us how to face persecution

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | The U.S. Supreme Court’s calamitous approval of same-sex marriage came the morning after I returned from the calamitous corners of war-torn northeastern…

Lessons in spotting mainstream media bias

Lessons in spotting mainstream media bias

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Communications professor Jim Kuypers gives pointers for deconstructing liberal positions in ‘neutral’ news reports

Warnings from the Supreme Court

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Supreme Court | Along with their opinions about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court’s four dissenters offered some predictions on what this…

<em>Mmmm ...</em> four books of the year

Mmmm ... four books of the year

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

2015 Books Issue | A committee of WORLD writers chose these books, spread among four categories, that should be ‘chewed and digested’

Is your nonprofit ready?

By Emily Belz
Posted

Marriage | How the Supreme Court rules on gay marriage—and why it rules the way it does—could have widespread effects on Christian colleges, churches, and other…

Investigators find proof IRS destroyed evidence in targeting scandal

By Abby Reese
Posted

IRS Scandal | Two Treasury Department inspectors general revealed last week someone erased computer evidence during the investigation into the IRS targeting…

Push to redefine gender plays out in public schools

Push to redefine gender plays out in public schools

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Transgenderism | In Gloucester County, Va., a 15-year-old wants the government to force schools to allow transgender students to use opposite-sex public restrooms. In Downey,

Be on guard

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Watching for signs that a church may be about to cave to gay pressures

Finding security and rest in an ‘asymmetrical’ marriage

Finding security and rest in an ‘asymmetrical’ marriage

By Sam A. Andreades
Posted

2015 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s Book of the Year in Accessible Theology

The Bible and homosexuality

The Bible and homosexuality

By Wayne Grudem
Posted

Homosexuality | A reminder of what God’s Word has to say about homosexual conduct, a teaching many believers increasingly prefer to forget

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Creative construction

Creative construction

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | Engineer hopes a new type of toy will pry older children from video games

Future bright for former college quarterback

By Ryan Squanda
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | Andrew Maxwell experienced football, frustration, and faith while at Michigan State. The second prize award winner

What the Confederate flag represents to African-Americans

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | In the past week, arsonists have burned to the ground several black churches in the South. Perhaps these fires have nothing to do with race. Yet, these crimes…

Water war

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Weather | A persistent drought in California has brought to the surface long-simmering disputes over one of the basic resources of life

Myanmar’s parliament shoots down vote to lessen military control

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Myanmar | Myanmar’s recent transition toward democracy is still haunted by a half-century of brutal military dictatorship and a junta-era constitution. Last week,

‘Miracle baby’ beats the odds

By Marian Rizzo
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | The Batsons trusted the Lord with their son who was not supposed to live. The first prize award winner

Journey of grace

Journey of grace

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | From lesbianism to the parking lot to church: An interview with author Rosaria Butterfield

The family business

The family business

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Religion | Pastors’ kids get front-row seats to the broken, bloody spectacle of the church. It’s both a challenge and a blessing

David R. Shedd: Snakes and scorpions

By Gordon Middleton
Posted

Q&A | Examining the future of America’s national security in a changing world

21st century Amish? No.

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Culture | Since the Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday, more evangelicals are suggesting that Christians should drop out of American society and attempt to build a…

Supreme Court: Marriage is between ‘two persons’

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Justice Anthony Kennedy delivers a sweeping opinion with implications for religious groups

Our favorite genre

Our favorite genre

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

2015 Books Issue | Readable and insightful history books from the past 12 months

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

By Jim Henry
Posted

Religion | The New York Times ’ Mark Oppenheimer says it’s time for churches to pay their ‘fair’ share

The Supreme Court’s brave new rights

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Supreme Court | By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a new constitutional right: The right of same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses nationwide…

Bill Gothard defends himself on new website

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | Former ministry leader denies allegations of sexual abuse, but women who say he abused them stick by their stories, as donors try to prevent the sale of…

David Benkof: The 150-year-old identity

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | How one man stopped defining himself by his sexual attractions 

Elisabeth Elliot enters gates of splendor

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Obituary | Best-selling author, speaker, and missionary remembered as someone who trusted God with everything

Congress debates fallout from faltering nuclear deal with Iran

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Iran | WASHINGTON—Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed serious doubts on Thursday about the looming nuclear deal with Iran during the sixth and final…

Silent affection

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Father's Day | Unlikely love languages may be lurking in your family circle

The only bright spot in Friday’s Supreme Court ruling

Posted by Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | I am going to save my June 27,2015, edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer with its headline “GAY MARRIAGE CONSTITUTIONAL.” I will place it in the attic along…

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

Tax exemption in the crosshairs

By Jim Henry
Posted

Religion | The New York Times ’ Mark Oppenheimer says it’s time for churches to pay their ‘fair’ share

Our exile in Babylon

Our exile in Babylon

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | It’s time to seek the welfare of the city where God placed us

What the Confederate flag represents to African-Americans

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | In the past week, arsonists have burned to the ground several black churches in the South. Perhaps these fires have nothing to do with race. Yet, these crimes…

Archimedes was right

By Joel Belz
Posted

Education | How many states will follow Nevada’s bold education example?

Couples sue Christian clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | Four Kentucky couples—two heterosexual and two homosexual—have sued a county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to them. “My conscience will…

21st century Amish? No.

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Culture | Since the Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday, more evangelicals are suggesting that Christians should drop out of American society and attempt to build a…

Lessons in spotting mainstream media bias

Lessons in spotting mainstream media bias

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Communications professor Jim Kuypers gives pointers for deconstructing liberal positions in ‘neutral’ news reports

The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

The courage to be on the wrong side of history: Lessons from Burke and Nietzsche

By Ryan Shinkel
Posted

Marriage | Millennials who stand up for family, marriage, and the foundational institutions of civil society make possible a new cultural counter-revolution. The…

Water war

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Weather | A persistent drought in California has brought to the surface long-simmering disputes over one of the basic resources of life

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

The Supreme Court’s brave new rights

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Supreme Court | By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a new constitutional right: The right of same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses nationwide…

Speech, speech

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Culture | Speaking boldly the truth is more needed than ever, with humor where possible

Blindsided

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Hundreds of evangelicals were caught off guard in March when their church leaders, without any open discussion, announced that sexually active homosexuals…

Reasonable doubt?

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | In probing the afterlife, Proof spends a lot of time on hearsay

Nigerian Christians show us how to face persecution

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | The U.S. Supreme Court’s calamitous approval of same-sex marriage came the morning after I returned from the calamitous corners of war-torn northeastern…

Praying for peaches

Praying for peaches

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My father hasn’t done well with the cherry tree this year. My husband looked up the symptoms and it seems a fungus that goes for pitted fruit is the…

Waking up to a changed America

Waking up to a changed America

By J. Paul Nyquist
Posted

Books | American Christians find themselves living in an increasingly hostile environment. An excerpt from a WORLD Book of the Year runner-up

Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Supreme Court | "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." What Winston Churchill said in 1942…

Push to redefine gender plays out in public schools

Push to redefine gender plays out in public schools

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Transgenderism | In Gloucester County, Va., a 15-year-old wants the government to force schools to allow transgender students to use opposite-sex public restrooms. In Downey,

Trust and obey

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Obituary | The bold, restful life of Elisabeth Elliot, 1926-2015

How to succeed in college by really trying

How to succeed in college by really trying

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Higher Education | School’s out for summer, and many of those who made it all the way through high school graduation are anticipating college in the fall, a radically new…

Supreme Court: Marriage is between ‘two persons’

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Justice Anthony Kennedy delivers a sweeping opinion with implications for religious groups

Should Christians fly the Confederate flag?

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Race Issues | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

When the culture equates dissent with bigotry

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Marriage | In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to get marriage licenses, I talked this week with John Stonestreet of the Chuck…

After we’ve blown it

After we’ve blown it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Doing what is right after having done wrong

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

Montana man demands ‘legitimacy’ for second wife

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Marriage | A married Montana man plans to sue the state for the right to wed a second woman. Nathan Collier traveled to the Yellowstone County Courthouse on Tuesday to…

The uncharted legal territory of same-sex marriage

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Marriage | Law professors and historians are weighing in on how to balance the newly declared legal right of same-sex couples to marry with the right to religious…

Barbarians inside the gate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | When the unwashed Germanic hordes of Vandals, Alans, and Suebi crossed the frozen Rhine River in A.D. 406 and changed Europe forever, beleaguered Rome…

Warnings from the Supreme Court

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Supreme Court | Along with their opinions about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court’s four dissenters offered some predictions on what this…

Court’s EPA rebuke is too little, too late for utilities

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a major set of environmental rules restricting toxic emissions from power plants. The ruling is a victory for states…

Midday Roundup: Carolina sharks won’t stop biting

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Shark-infested waters. A man in his late 60s suffered severe shark bites Wednesday at Ocracoke Island, N.C., bringing the number of shark attacks off the…

In-laws, not outlaws

By Chelsea Boes
Posted

Family | Jonathan and I learned soon after our marriage that we would be talking about word origins until the day we died. I guess some couples talk about work, or…

Gay lobby groups go after clerks who won’t issue marriage licenses

By Jae Wasson
Posted

Marriage | In the face of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, state officials with religious convictions are grappling with how to reconcile their beliefs with the pressure…

From Bible-blocker justices to the Daniel Option

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Supreme Court | Drugs called beta-blockers lower blood pressure, thus lowering the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Supreme Court justices who are “Bible-blockers” also…

‘Miracle baby’ beats the odds

By Marian Rizzo
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | The Batsons trusted the Lord with their son who was not supposed to live. The first prize award winner

‘No room for hate’

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Shooting | After a shocking killing spree, Charleston, S.C., becomes a haven of Christian forgiveness

The old ballgame

The old ballgame

By Arsenio Orteza
Posted

Music | The Baseball Project adds to its impressive lineup of albums about America’s pastime

Cuban-Americans in Congress balk at embassy plans

By Katlyn Babyak
Posted

Cuba | The U.S. State Department and the Cuban government declared Wednesday that they would re-establish embassies in Cuba and Washington, D.C., but President…

David R. Shedd: Snakes and scorpions

By Gordon Middleton
Posted

Q&A | Examining the future of America’s national security in a changing world

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