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Bill Gothard defends himself on new website

Posted by Warren Cole Smith

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…

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…

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

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…

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 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…

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…

Be on guard

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

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

Why so many scandals?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Trust and obey

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

Archimedes was right

By Joel Belz
Posted

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

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…

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…

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…

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

Audacity

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | In his latest production, apologist Ray Comfort has the audacity to challenge the church to reach out to the homosexual community. He does realize every…

Let’s remove the Confederate flag

By Chip Campsen
Posted

Race Issues | “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” —C.S. Lewis Sunday evening while participating in…

Celebration, disappointment on the Supreme Court steps

By Jae Wasson
Posted

Supreme Court | WASHINGTON—“You shouldn’t be here,” a young woman said. She leaned forward, her face flushed, a tiny gay rights equality flag stuck in her hair.

A WORLD Book of the Year author on affirming gender

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Sam Andreades wrote enGendered based on his studies and pastoral experiences

No desire to be June Cleaver

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | I was reading Philadelphia’s popular free daily newspaper the Metro the other day and suddenly realized I’d been had. It was the same feeling I had when my…

Gays and God

Gays and God

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | Good books on homosexuality show the flaws in one sadly influential book

Obamacare survives second court challenge

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Chief Justice Roberts again upholds Obamacare while Justice Scalia pens exasperated dissent

Study: Public opinion not swayed by atheist arguments

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Atheists often say science holds the truth and religion is obsolete and unnecessary. But that message isn't resonating with the average person. A team of…

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

‘Reliving his nightmare’

By Louise K. Ahern
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | ‘Lost Boy’ escapes Sudanese violence a second time. The fifth prize award winner

Holding the lines

Holding the lines

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | On the marriage and work treadmill

Darryl Strawberry—finally finding ‘His Way’

By Greg Rummo
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | After hitting rock bottom, the former major league superstar turned to God. The third prize award winner

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

Amazing grace in Charleston

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Race Issues | “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr. It is such a rare…

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…

Police kill one escaped convict, search for other continues

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Crime | Police in New York fatally shot escaped murderer Richard Matt this afternoon, hours after search teams discovered signs of the fugitives about 30 miles from…

‘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

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…

Is the problem of human trafficking exaggerated?

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | In May, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., described child sex trafficking in the United States as a $9.8 billion business and Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., called…

Weekend Reads: Go to church … and what to do when you get there

Weekend Reads: Go to church … and what to do when you get there

By Caleb Nelson
Posted

Books | I am a seminary graduate. Many of my friends are pastors. I preach at least twice a month. And I learned a great deal from Josh Moody’s  How Church Can

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…

Rod Dreher explains the ‘Benedict Option’

Rod Dreher explains the ‘Benedict Option’

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The popular conservative commentator lays out a new way for Christians to interact with the culture

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…

InterVarsity’s lesson in effectively engaging a secular culture

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | The recent news that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters are returning to California’s state university system provides a lesson in how to…

From Bible-blocker justices to the Daniel Option

Posted by Marvin Olasky

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…

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…

Trust and obey

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

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

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…

Be on guard

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

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…

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…

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…

Archimedes was right

By Joel Belz
Posted

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

Why so many scandals?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

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

Creative construction

Creative construction

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

David Benkof: The 150-year-old identity

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Let’s remove the Confederate flag

By Chip Campsen
Posted

Race Issues | “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” —C.S. Lewis Sunday evening while participating in…

Rod Dreher explains the ‘Benedict Option’

Rod Dreher explains the ‘Benedict Option’

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The popular conservative commentator lays out a new way for Christians to interact with the culture

The couple next door

The couple next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | Christians have a message that homosexuals need to hear

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

<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’

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

Charleston’s Christians pray for unity

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Shooting | Amid the ruins of racial violence, the church calls believers to love across all divisions

‘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

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

Amazing grace in Charleston

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Race Issues | “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr. It is such a rare…

ADHD fast becoming a grown-up disease

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Health | The majority of attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD) drug prescriptions are now going to adults, not children, according to data compiled by drug…

Pope apologizes for Church’s persecution of Italian Christian minority

By James Bruce
Posted

Religion | Pope Francis made news this week for something other than his environmental encyclical. He offered a rare papal apology.  “On the part of the Catholic…

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

The question looms

The question looms

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | I haven’t yet heard a good answer to the baker’s challenge

‘Reliving his nightmare’

By Louise K. Ahern
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | ‘Lost Boy’ escapes Sudanese violence a second time. The fifth prize award winner

A WORLD Book of the Year author on affirming gender

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Sam Andreades wrote enGendered based on his studies and pastoral experiences

Albert Mohler: Saving a seminary

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | A commitment to truth and a confession of faith brought a seminary back from liberalism

Religious liberty bill tries to stay one step ahead of Supreme Court

By Katlyn Babyak
Posted

Congress | With religious liberty battles occurring across the country and a U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage coming any day now, two Republican…

Darryl Strawberry—finally finding ‘His Way’

By Greg Rummo
Posted

Amy Writing Awards | After hitting rock bottom, the former major league superstar turned to God. The third prize award winner

From Bible-blocker justices to the Daniel Option

Posted by Marvin Olasky

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Why so many scandals?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

No desire to be June Cleaver

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | I was reading Philadelphia’s popular free daily newspaper the Metro the other day and suddenly realized I’d been had. It was the same feeling I had when my…

Archimedes was right

By Joel Belz
Posted

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

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…

Let’s remove the Confederate flag

By Chip Campsen
Posted

Race Issues | “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” —C.S. Lewis Sunday evening while participating in…

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…

Trust and obey

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

The question looms

The question looms

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | I haven’t yet heard a good answer to the baker’s challenge

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

Keeping taxpayer dollars out of Planned Parenthood

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | According to an Associated Press report, abortions have dropped nationally by 12 percent. WORLD’s Courtney Crandell reported that abortion advocates point…

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…

The car of the future and our future in cars

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Technology | Google glasses may have flopped but the self-driving Google car has arrived to claim the future like the first desktop computer did in 1977. Nevada began…

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

Reasonable doubt?

By Megan Basham
Posted

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

Obama uses the N-word and calls for more gun control

By Abby Reese
Posted

Charleston Shooting | WASHINGTON—While most of the media world obsessed over President Barack Obama’s recent use of the N-word, the larger debate in the aftermath of the recent…

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

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…

The cost of following Christ

The cost of following Christ

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My friend J. is attractive, intelligent, personable, kind, a homeowner, gainfully employed as a physician’s assistant—and unmarried. The reason she is…

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…

Mother Emanuel: Sorrowful yet always rejoicing

By Jarvis J. Williams
Posted

Race Issues | In recent days, African-American Christians from Charleston’s “Mother” Emanuel AME Church have radiantly modeled what it is to experience joyful…

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…

Celebration, disappointment on the Supreme Court steps

By Jae Wasson
Posted

Supreme Court | WASHINGTON—“You shouldn’t be here,” a young woman said. She leaned forward, her face flushed, a tiny gay rights equality flag stuck in her hair.

Be on guard

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Southern states, retailers drop Confederate flag after Charleston shooting

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Charleston Shooting | As South Carolina’s lawmakers voted Tuesday to consider removing the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, debate over the iconic Southern emblem…

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…

We’re in good hands

We’re in good hands

By Chelsea Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I should spend more time listening to old men in wigs. Today I have in mind Matthew Henry, the 17th century biblical commentator whose perspective marbled…

‘No room for hate’

By Dick Peterson
Posted

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

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…

InterVarsity’s lesson in effectively engaging a secular culture

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | The recent news that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapters are returning to California’s state university system provides a lesson in how to…

ADHD fast becoming a grown-up disease

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Health | The majority of attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD) drug prescriptions are now going to adults, not children, according to data compiled by drug…

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

Thy will be done

Thy will be done

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Radicalism | With opportunity in academia and media came great challenges and great satisfaction. Part nine of a pilgrim's slow progress

Obamacare survives second court challenge

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Chief Justice Roberts again upholds Obamacare while Justice Scalia pens exasperated dissent

Midday Roundup: France fumes over U.S. spying revelations

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Listening in. France is fuming over revelations the U.S. National Security Agency spied on three of the country’s presidents and other top officials.

‘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

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