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Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’

Posted by Julie Roys

Sexuality | The evangelical college’s counselor believes she cannot change her sexual orientation, but others say that denies God’s ability to heal

Tolkien take away

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Peter Jackson’s vision dominates Hobbit series

Race, social media, and the church

By Emily Belz
Posted

Race Issues | White and black evangelical church leaders gather at the Lorraine Motel to discuss how recent events exposed the church’s ‘immaturity’

Open borders, closed church?

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Evangelicals see opportunities, pitfalls in new era of U.S.-Cuba relations

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall talks about the cultural consequences of delaying marriage

It’s all about the girl

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Culture | If you have a daughter or granddaughter between the ages of 4 and 24 you may, at one time or another, have encountered an American Girl. Not the said female…

Hobbits and Christ: The worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien

By Christina Darnell
Posted

Q&A | For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the Middle Earth imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien—and reimagined by Peter Jackson for the newly released film The

Who’s writing the new Christmas carols?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Andrew Peterson and Keith Getty talk about the new songs celebrating Christ’s birth

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | We’re one week away from commemorating the biggest miracle since creation, God being born into the world He created. I thought about that in looking at a…

2014 News of the Year

By Mindy Belz
Posted

2014 News of the Year | Now 14 years into a new millennium, the year jerked us back to a past we thought we’d left in the fossil dust of some other century. Beheadings?

Delivering good news in West Africa

By Stuart Showalter
Posted

Religion | The threat of Ebola and political unrest does not deter the work of Bible translators

Unspoken

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Movies | Louis Zamperini biopic tells an amazing story but leaves out what he said was the most important part of his life

Russell Moore on cultural slings and arrows

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty president talks about equipping the church to share the gospel in sometimes hostile territory

Top video games of 2014

By Drew Dixon
Posted

Technology | Video games don’t have to be mindless entertainment that bring out the worst in human nature. They can teach empathy, offer reminders of our need for…

For Pentatonix, Christmas is heavy on fun, light on faith

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Pentatonix, a five member a cappella sensation, made the biggest Christmas music splash this year with a new album that rocketed to the top of the season,

Kentucky sinks tourism tax incentives for Noah’s ark theme park

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | Kentucky officials withdrew a state tax incentive package last week for a Christian nonprofit building a replica of Noah’s ark, claiming the rebate violated…

Mitosis shows human potential lost to abortion

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | Abortion extinguishes unknown potential in unborn lives, newly released short-film Mitosis argues. In addition to demonstrating life’s value, Mitosis also…

Beneath the big hair

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Music | Every Tuesday morning I sit at the kitchen table in my pajamas and click through the daily photos from the Associated Press. Because I work for God’s World…

Hannah Overton free after seven years in jail

By Gary Cumberland
Posted

Courts | A Texas judge released Hannah Overton from jail yesterday morning, allowing the mother of five from Corpus Christi to hold her children for the first time in…

Poverty, Inc. urges development over aid

By Megan Basham
Posted

Documentary | New Acton Institute documentary details the harm long-term Western assistance does to developing countries

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Cuba news draws bipartisan criticism

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Opponents say the Obama administration gave up too much and got too little in return

Campus consequences of the sexual revolution

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Sexuality | With so much reporting lately—some of it reckless and shoddy—on the moral state of affairs on university campuses, I spoke with John Stonestreet of the…

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | After multiple combat deployments, chaplain and U.S. Army Ranger Joseph Lawhorne shared during a suicide prevention training class how his faith had helped…

Perseverance of the saints: A tribute to missionary translators

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | We read sometimes of “unreached people groups” and efforts to translate the Bible into their own language. But what does it take to succeed in that…

Called from Kenya to minister to the Navajo

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Missions | Benson Ndolo teaches GED classes on the reservation but his most important lesson is about Jesus

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | Prenatal screening tests with misleading results are prompting some parents to abort perfectly healthy babies, according to a new report. A three-month…

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Poverty | The poverty rate remains stubbornly high 50 years—and trillions of dollars—after the federal war on poverty began, but some have learned true riches come…

Double trouble

Double trouble

By Joel Belz
Posted

Politics | With one action, the president offended both those who want less immigration and those who respect the law

How WORLD investigates

How WORLD investigates

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

WORLD | The process our editors and reporters go through in our investigative reporting

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Poverty | Extreme poverty, dependency, and distrust plague the Navajo Nation, and secular solutions aren’t working

From nominal Judaism to the drug culture to Christ

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | The Dec. 27 issue of WORLD includes an interview with Lon Solomon, senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia for 34 years and chairman of the…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

Senate OKs new religious freedom ambassador

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Religious Liberty | Decision caps busy week in Washington for religious freedom

Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in parts of Florida

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | The Supreme Court declined to review a Florida marriage case today, effectively allowing same-sex marriages to begin in some parts of the state as soon as…

Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The nativity scene in Brookville, Ind., will remain in place until the day after Christmas, said an attorney representing the city. Peter Breen,

‘Grinch’ governor vetoes New York adoption tax credit

By Emily Belz
Posted

Adoption | NEW YORK—The New York legislature in June unanimously passed a bill providing a tax deduction for families adopting children out of the foster care system.

Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’

Posted by Julie Roys

Sexuality | The evangelical college’s counselor believes she cannot change her sexual orientation, but others say that denies God’s ability to heal

Unspoken

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Movies | Louis Zamperini biopic tells an amazing story but leaves out what he said was the most important part of his life

Lon Solomon: From burden to blessing

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Serving a special needs child changed a pastor for the better

In the fullness of time

In the fullness of time

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Our seemingly random comings and goings carry a lot of importance

Called from Kenya to minister to the Navajo

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Missions | Benson Ndolo teaches GED classes on the reservation but his most important lesson is about Jesus

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Poverty | The poverty rate remains stubbornly high 50 years—and trillions of dollars—after the federal war on poverty began, but some have learned true riches come…

Tolkien take away

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Peter Jackson’s vision dominates Hobbit series

Poverty, Inc. urges development over aid

By Megan Basham
Posted

Documentary | New Acton Institute documentary details the harm long-term Western assistance does to developing countries

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | Prenatal screening tests with misleading results are prompting some parents to abort perfectly healthy babies, according to a new report. A three-month…

Mitosis shows human potential lost to abortion

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | Abortion extinguishes unknown potential in unborn lives, newly released short-film Mitosis argues. In addition to demonstrating life’s value, Mitosis also…

From ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!’ to giving God the glory

By Paul Newell
Posted

History | Mitsuo Fuchida led the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but later was led to Christ

Hobbits and Christ: The worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien

By Christina Darnell
Posted

Q&A | For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the Middle Earth imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien—and reimagined by Peter Jackson for the newly released film The

Interpretive dance

Interpretive dance

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Religion | The BioLogos Foundation is making a major, well-funded push to change the way Christians read Genesis and think about Adam and Eve

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall talks about the cultural consequences of delaying marriage

Delivering good news in West Africa

By Stuart Showalter
Posted

Religion | The threat of Ebola and political unrest does not deter the work of Bible translators

Race, social media, and the church

By Emily Belz
Posted

Race Issues | White and black evangelical church leaders gather at the Lorraine Motel to discuss how recent events exposed the church’s ‘immaturity’

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Poverty | Extreme poverty, dependency, and distrust plague the Navajo Nation, and secular solutions aren’t working

The light of the sun in a dark basement

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Daniel of the Year | Congressman Frank Wolf has spent more than three decades showing up in far corners of the globe to help the most vulnerable—and the ‘patron saint of…

Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Emily Belz
Posted

Movies | Exodus: Gods and Kings director Ridley Scott introduced his movie at its New York premiere by saying it was “the biggest movie I have made.” “Big”

The truth test

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Sexuality | Experience shows clear problems with transgenderism, but is that enough?

Unscientific method

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | BioLogos makes the case for evolution but excludes prominent critics

From nominal Judaism to the drug culture to Christ

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | The Dec. 27 issue of WORLD includes an interview with Lon Solomon, senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia for 34 years and chairman of the…

Myth makers

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Religion | Scholars who doubt Jesus’ existence follow standard conspiracy theory procedure

Old games for your new consoles

By Raymond Erikson
Posted

Technology | So your family is about to get a shiny new video game console for Christmas—Playstation, Xbox, or Wii—and you need something to play besides glitzy murder…

Kentucky sinks tourism tax incentives for Noah’s ark theme park

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | Kentucky officials withdrew a state tax incentive package last week for a Christian nonprofit building a replica of Noah’s ark, claiming the rebate violated…

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | We’re one week away from commemorating the biggest miracle since creation, God being born into the world He created. I thought about that in looking at a…

Art for the common man

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Lifestyle | Grand Rapids competition brings judges and the rest of us together

Who’s writing the new Christmas carols?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Andrew Peterson and Keith Getty talk about the new songs celebrating Christ’s birth

Temporary housing

Temporary housing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | What happens when we have everything we want?

Darwin on the rocks

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Q&A | DNA and Cambrian fossils, says Stephen Meyer, make macroevolutionary theory increasingly untenable

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Sexuality | I have a recurring dream where I’m searching a huge building for a restroom. I eventually find one, but I discover the doors to the stalls leave a big gap…

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | After multiple combat deployments, chaplain and U.S. Army Ranger Joseph Lawhorne shared during a suicide prevention training class how his faith had helped…

Perseverance of the saints: A tribute to missionary translators

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | We read sometimes of “unreached people groups” and efforts to translate the Bible into their own language. But what does it take to succeed in that…

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

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | It’s not usually good etiquette to fiddle with your cellphone during the church service. But if the recent trend in online giving to nonprofits extends to…

For Pentatonix, Christmas is heavy on fun, light on faith

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Pentatonix, a five member a cappella sensation, made the biggest Christmas music splash this year with a new album that rocketed to the top of the season,

Remembering Baxter Shavers

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Police | The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,  and Eric Garner in New York City sparked protests around the country. These incidents raised important…

And the winner is …

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Hope Award | With thousands voting, Hope Award goes to youth-oriented ministry

Groundhog reform day

Groundhog reform day

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Back to School | Back to school 2014 finds American education in the midst of yet another expensive revolution

Is this the end of Big Hollywood?

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Movies | The Sony hacking scandal—in which hackers (probably) in the service of North Korea shut down the release of a major motion picture—is an ominous signal…

Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’

Posted by Julie Roys

Sexuality | The evangelical college’s counselor believes she cannot change her sexual orientation, but others say that denies God’s ability to heal

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall talks about the cultural consequences of delaying marriage

Tolkien take away

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | Peter Jackson’s vision dominates Hobbit series

Kentucky sinks tourism tax incentives for Noah’s ark theme park

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | Kentucky officials withdrew a state tax incentive package last week for a Christian nonprofit building a replica of Noah’s ark, claiming the rebate violated…

Cuba news draws bipartisan criticism

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Opponents say the Obama administration gave up too much and got too little in return

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | After multiple combat deployments, chaplain and U.S. Army Ranger Joseph Lawhorne shared during a suicide prevention training class how his faith had helped…

Race, social media, and the church

By Emily Belz
Posted

Race Issues | White and black evangelical church leaders gather at the Lorraine Motel to discuss how recent events exposed the church’s ‘immaturity’

Unspoken

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Movies | Louis Zamperini biopic tells an amazing story but leaves out what he said was the most important part of his life

Double trouble

Double trouble

By Joel Belz
Posted

Politics | With one action, the president offended both those who want less immigration and those who respect the law

Obama on Cuba: Isolation has not worked

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Cuba | Although well-intentioned, U.S. policy has not succeeded in taking down the Castro administration, Obama said

Beneath the big hair

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Music | Every Tuesday morning I sit at the kitchen table in my pajamas and click through the daily photos from the Associated Press. Because I work for God’s World…

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer discusses why he doesn’t buy into theistic evolution

Poverty, Inc. urges development over aid

By Megan Basham
Posted

Documentary | New Acton Institute documentary details the harm long-term Western assistance does to developing countries

All’s well in Warren

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Religion | I just got through to the secretary of the mayor’s office of the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., and asked her if there is a holiday display this year at…

The response to growing atrocities

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Terrorism | The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, one…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

It’s all about the girl

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Culture | If you have a daughter or granddaughter between the ages of 4 and 24 you may, at one time or another, have encountered an American Girl. Not the said female…

Could the internet superhighway benefit from fast and slow lanes?

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | The name “net neutrality” seems to connote an open and uncensored internet. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? President Barack Obama wants net…

Remembering Baxter Shavers

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Police | The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,  and Eric Garner in New York City sparked protests around the country. These incidents raised important…

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Poverty | The poverty rate remains stubbornly high 50 years—and trillions of dollars—after the federal war on poverty began, but some have learned true riches come…

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Many have historically exalted Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the position of Queen of heaven, and in reaction to that error many of the rest of us have…

Torture in our national soul

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Terrorism | Otto von Bismarck, the great 19th century German chancellor, once remarked, “ Laws  are like sausages. It is better not to see…

Open borders, closed church?

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Evangelicals see opportunities, pitfalls in new era of U.S.-Cuba relations

For Pentatonix, Christmas is heavy on fun, light on faith

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Pentatonix, a five member a cappella sensation, made the biggest Christmas music splash this year with a new album that rocketed to the top of the season,

Curt Schilling, ESPN’s Law, and evolution

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Science | Retired major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has had a rough three years—business failure, oral cancer from using smokeless tobacco—but the…

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | Prenatal screening tests with misleading results are prompting some parents to abort perfectly healthy babies, according to a new report. A three-month…

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Sexuality | I have a recurring dream where I’m searching a huge building for a restroom. I eventually find one, but I discover the doors to the stalls leave a big gap…

Myth makers

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Religion | Scholars who doubt Jesus’ existence follow standard conspiracy theory procedure

Mitosis shows human potential lost to abortion

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | Abortion extinguishes unknown potential in unborn lives, newly released short-film Mitosis argues. In addition to demonstrating life’s value, Mitosis also…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Health | President Barack Obama is expected this week to sign into law a $100 million bill renewing federal funding for newborn screening. Involving a pinprick to a…

Is early marriage doomed?

Is early marriage doomed?

By Amy Henry
Posted

Marriage | A few weeks ago I mentioned the high school graduation of my 17-year-old daughter, Emily. In this post I will mention that, in 11 days, she is getting…

In with the old

By Arsenio Orteza
Posted

Music | Queen compilation albums work better than the best and the rest of David Bowie

Called from Kenya to minister to the Navajo

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Missions | Benson Ndolo teaches GED classes on the reservation but his most important lesson is about Jesus

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Jesus cannot be the Jewish Messiah because he is not a descendant of David on the father’s side. Check it out in Matthew 1, where we learn that though…

Fully man

Fully man

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | As a freshman in college and not even a Christian, I was given free rein of a junior high Bible study class at a Worcester, Mass., church. It consisted of…

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Poverty | Extreme poverty, dependency, and distrust plague the Navajo Nation, and secular solutions aren’t working

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | We’re one week away from commemorating the biggest miracle since creation, God being born into the world He created. I thought about that in looking at a…

Grief in New York over officers’ deaths

By Emily Belz
Posted

Police | Murder of NYPD officers rends New York with more pain and upends the conversations around Eric Garner's death

Scrooge school

Scrooge school

By Amy Henry
Posted

Education | Next week I will read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the kids at school. Last year it took me eight straight hours and left me with a raspy throat, but I…

Cuba: Real normalization, or no deal

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Cuba | It’s been 10 years since I did some reporting from Cuba, but faces flashed by my eyes as I heard President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with…

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