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Remembering Kara Tippetts—A life of faith

Posted by Courtney Crandell

Obituary | Author and blogger who offered inspiration and hope as she shared her struggle with terminal cancer died Sunday

Bobby Schuller on the Crystal Cathedral exodus

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Now leading the Hour of Power, Robert Schuller’s grandson talks about the lasting parts of his family’s ministry

The blink of an eye

The blink of an eye

By Joel Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The culture has changed quickly, and Christians will face more and more tests

A progressive liberal ‘comes out’ as Christian

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religion | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the “coming out” of liberal writer Ana Marie Cox as a…

Truckers drafted in street-level fight against human trafficking

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | Trucker Kent Kimmel was parked at a Pilot truck stop in New Kent County, Va. when he spotted a young woman peeking out the window of a black-curtained RV.

The reality of Indiana’s religious freedom law

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | Media and opponents mischaracterize the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Al Mohler on keeping the Southern Baptist faith

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The president of The Southern Baptist Seminary talks about its journey to orthodoxy

A show-and-tell family

By Kathy Rosenow
Posted

Family | How a household with 21 children, many with special needs, reacts to the curious and sometimes cruel

Widows and wolves

Widows and wolves

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | After my husband Jim’s death, wolves crouched at my door, catching me by surprise. First stop was the funeral home. My pastor cautioned me, “Don’t…

Shepherds, sheep, and dust

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Religion | When I read about John Shuck, a pastorat Southminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Beaverton, Ore., I thought about the Onion again—a pastor who doesn’t…

A bird in winter

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Holding fast, Kara Tippetts comes to these final days

LifeWay abandons ‘heaven visitation resources’

By James Bruce
Posted

Books | Heaven’s not for sale, and books recounting people’s journeys there won’t be, either—at least not at LifeWay, the bookseller and publishing house…

Wenzhou pastor sentenced to a year in prison

By June Cheng
Posted

China | A Chinese court convicted Huang Yizi of ‘gathering crowds to disturb social order’

Cultural hardball

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religious Liberty | In an increasingly hostile culture, pastors and Christian ballplayers both face brushback pitches. Will they stand up to the pressure?

The kids are not all right

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Sexuality | After being raised in same-sex households, some children, now grown, are risking the ire of aggressive gay activists by saying the same-sex parenting model is…

Nancy Pearcey: Idol inspection

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Finding and destroying the things we put in place of God is the first step in developing a Christian worldview 

The rising tide of Muslim converts to Christianity

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | If you spend any time keeping up with the news, you know that radical Islam is a significant and destructive force in the world. David Garrison, does not…

Drawing a red line

By Jill Nelson
Posted

Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration

Parents vs. doctors

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Medicine | In the treatment of children with severe genetic disabilities, the interests and opinions of parents and doctors aren’t always the same—and hospital…

Adopting Haitian twins in the Dominican Republic

By Sharla Megilligan
Posted

Adoption | A reality story

Mental blocks

Mental blocks

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Education | We may be losing more than we know with the death of cursive writing

Pro-lifers arrested outside John Boehner’s office

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | WASHINGTON—U.S. Capitol police arrested a group of pro-life leaders staging a sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office on Wednesday. Troy…

Vaccines & Viruses: Swine flu toll nears 2,000 in India

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Vaccines & Viruses | Editor’s note: In an effort to keep our readers informed of the latest developments surrounding the current vaccine controversy, WORLD will post regular

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
Posted

Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Prosecutor: Co-pilot crashed Germanwings flight on purpose

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Tragedy | Black-box data revealed the co-pilot of a Germanwings flight slammed into an Alpine mountainside intentionally, leaving questions as to why he did it.

Ohio House passes heartbeat law over Kasich's opposition

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | On Wednesday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw abortion if a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. A baby’s heart begins to…

Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

Midday Roundup: Indiana enacts groundbreaking religious protections

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Fully protected. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed a law that protects the religious rights of individuals, businesses, and associations. The measure…

Trusting God with terminal cancer

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Kara Tippetts on resting in God’s faithfulness to the very end

Immigrant free after nine years in detention

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | Kenyan national Sylvester Owino, who was held without charges, is out on bond

Midday Roundup: Cruz announces presidential bid at Liberty University

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | It’s official. The 2016 presidential race got its first official candidate this morning when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his intention to run. Though…

Year-round silly season

Year-round silly season

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | In unserious times, there is One who takes us very seriously

Eight felony counts in case of baby cut from mother’s womb

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Crime | Prosecutors have charged a Longmont, Colo., woman with eight felony crimes, including attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy, for allegedly…

Disastrous Iran deal may prove fatal to Israel

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Iran | In 1982, during one of many visits to Israel, I had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who told me, “Israel needs friends.” He…

A life worth birthing

A life worth birthing

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Abortion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the anti-life campaign to destigmatize abortion. Taking a…

Remembering a Renaissance man

By Joel Belz
Posted

Lifestyle | The Cade Museum seeks to evoke the creative and quietly Christian spirit of its namesake

States debate making cursive instruction mandatory

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | People fear future generations won’t be able to sign their own names, much less read the original Declaration of Independence, if students don’t learn…

Building a fighting force

Building a fighting force

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I circled the first place in the Old Testament where Israel is called an “army” or a “host.” It is Exodus 12:41, and it comes out of the blue. A…

Mental blocks

Mental blocks

Posted by Andrée Seu Peterson

Education | We may be losing more than we know with the death of cursive writing

Remembering Kara Tippetts—A life of faith

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Obituary | Author and blogger who offered inspiration and hope as she shared her struggle with terminal cancer died Sunday

Bobby Schuller on the Crystal Cathedral exodus

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Now leading the Hour of Power, Robert Schuller’s grandson talks about the lasting parts of his family’s ministry

India’s newspaper business burgeons

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | While print journalism is on the decline virtually everywhere else in the world, India’s newspaper industry is booming. With eight out of 10 Indians lacking…

Truckers drafted in street-level fight against human trafficking

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | Trucker Kent Kimmel was parked at a Pilot truck stop in New Kent County, Va. when he spotted a young woman peeking out the window of a black-curtained RV.

The kids are not all right

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Sexuality | After being raised in same-sex households, some children, now grown, are risking the ire of aggressive gay activists by saying the same-sex parenting model is…

Nancy Pearcey: Idol inspection

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Finding and destroying the things we put in place of God is the first step in developing a Christian worldview 

Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

A bird in winter

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Holding fast, Kara Tippetts comes to these final days

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
Posted

Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

The blink of an eye

The blink of an eye

By Joel Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The culture has changed quickly, and Christians will face more and more tests

Shepherds, sheep, and dust

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Religion | When I read about John Shuck, a pastorat Southminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Beaverton, Ore., I thought about the Onion again—a pastor who doesn’t…

Poor whites need Jesus and justice too

Poor whites need Jesus and justice too

By Anthony Bradley
Posted

Religion | Evangelicals tend to focus on urban minorities instead of the largest percentage of Americans living under the poverty line

Digital memory loss

Digital memory loss

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | Will the digital files created today be unreadable in the future?

George Friedman on a China under stress

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Two days ago we shared George Friedman’s unsentimental views of the Middle East. In the March 21 issue of WORLD Magazine the founder and head of the…

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

By William H. Smith, James Marroquin & The Elders of First Presbyterian Church (PCA), Augusta, Ga.
Posted

Health | Seeking wisdom from experience, medical expertise, and church leaders

Parents vs. doctors

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Medicine | In the treatment of children with severe genetic disabilities, the interests and opinions of parents and doctors aren’t always the same—and hospital…

An Unholy Tour of Atlanta

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | ATLANTA—On March 10, a tour bus loaded with lawmakers pulled away from the curb headed toward Fulton Industrial Boulevard. Modern skyscrapers gave way to…

The Drop Box director on coming to Christ

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Brian Ivie tells how he found Jesus through the lens of camera in South Korea

Adopting Haitian twins in the Dominican Republic

By Sharla Megilligan
Posted

Adoption | A reality story

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Faith is the thing

Faith is the thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Believing in the absence of receiving

Boko Haram uses human shields after another mass abduction

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Nigeria | Almost one year after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Islamic terror group abducted as many as 500 women and children to use as human…

David Benkof: The 150-year-old identity

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Making a virtue of vacillation

Making a virtue of vacillation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Because people saved in prison sometimes fall away after release, the term “jailhouse conversion” has come to mean disingenuous religion or a ploy for…

On the U.S.-Iran alliance: Is the Iranian nuclear threat overblown?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | George Friedman, founder and head of Stratfor, sometimes ID’d as “the private CIA,” is an unblinking observer of power politics. In the March 21 issue…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

The ‘white privilege’ burden

The ‘white privilege’ burden

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Race Issues | If I hear or read about one more white person lamenting “white privilege,” especially a Christian, I might drive to a remote location, step out of the…

Is the government greasing the skids for another housing slump?

By Kent Covington
Posted

Housing | On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. Sales have been healthier each year for the past few…

States debate making cursive instruction mandatory

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | People fear future generations won’t be able to sign their own names, much less read the original Declaration of Independence, if students don’t learn…

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Health | A pregnant woman who smokes may delay her unborn baby’s central nervous system development, according to new research published in the medical journal Acta

George Friedman: Continent in the balance

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Europe may appear peaceful now, but the future there is precarious

Louisiana leads fight to end sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | On Feb. 13, Kwame Morris drove a 16-year-old girl from Houston to New Orleans, where the FBI caught him arranging $500 “dates” for her. He told the FBI…

Connect the dots

Connect the dots

By Angela Lu
Posted

Lifestyle | In the battle against sex trafficking, some are shining light on what has led to the demand: porn

Cultural hardball

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religious Liberty | In an increasingly hostile culture, pastors and Christian ballplayers both face brushback pitches. Will they stand up to the pressure?

Silent suffering

By Samen Feumba
Posted

Lifestyle | Uncovering abuse at Muslim schools in Senegal

Actively engaged in the abortion battle

Actively engaged in the abortion battle

By Matt Chandler
Posted

Abortion | A pastor’s plea to not sit on the sidelines and hope this horrific genocide of the unborn works itself out

Teen in foster care wins Miss Alabama pageant—and a new family

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Foster Care | A high school foster youth pulled off a surprise win at Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant earlier this month. She not only won her first-ever pageant,

The rising tide of Muslim converts to Christianity

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | If you spend any time keeping up with the news, you know that radical Islam is a significant and destructive force in the world. David Garrison, does not…

Do thin models cause anorexia?

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Health | The bizarre, unsolved case of eating disorders

Mental blocks

Mental blocks

Posted by Andrée Seu Peterson

Education | We may be losing more than we know with the death of cursive writing

The blink of an eye

The blink of an eye

By Joel Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The culture has changed quickly, and Christians will face more and more tests

A show-and-tell family

By Kathy Rosenow
Posted

Family | How a household with 21 children, many with special needs, reacts to the curious and sometimes cruel

The reality of Indiana’s religious freedom law

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | Media and opponents mischaracterize the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

In posthumous video, Brittany Maynard calls for euthanasia law

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Euthanasia | A bill to legalize assisted suicide in California advanced out of committee Wednesday, aided by a new video featuring cancer victim Brittany Maynard, who…

Shepherds, sheep, and dust

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Religion | When I read about John Shuck, a pastorat Southminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Beaverton, Ore., I thought about the Onion again—a pastor who doesn’t…

Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev die?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Death Penalty | The defense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing case are working hard to keep him from being put to death. Should we cheer their…

Bobby Schuller on the Crystal Cathedral exodus

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | Now leading the Hour of Power, Robert Schuller’s grandson talks about the lasting parts of his family’s ministry

Remembering Kara Tippetts—A life of faith

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Obituary | Author and blogger who offered inspiration and hope as she shared her struggle with terminal cancer died Sunday

States debate making cursive instruction mandatory

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | People fear future generations won’t be able to sign their own names, much less read the original Declaration of Independence, if students don’t learn…

A progressive liberal ‘comes out’ as Christian

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religion | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the “coming out” of liberal writer Ana Marie Cox as a…

Leadership the John Calipari way

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Sports | After last night’s drubbing of the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Kentucky Wildcats are just three wins away from being the first undefeated men’s NCAA…

Year-round silly season

Year-round silly season

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | In unserious times, there is One who takes us very seriously

Widows and wolves

Widows and wolves

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | After my husband Jim’s death, wolves crouched at my door, catching me by surprise. First stop was the funeral home. My pastor cautioned me, “Don’t…

Nancy Pearcey: Idol inspection

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Finding and destroying the things we put in place of God is the first step in developing a Christian worldview 

The ‘white privilege’ burden

The ‘white privilege’ burden

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Race Issues | If I hear or read about one more white person lamenting “white privilege,” especially a Christian, I might drive to a remote location, step out of the…

Do You Believe?

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | Do You Believe? has been promoted as the Christian version of Oscar-winning 2004 film Crash . Like Crash, Do You Believe? is an ensemble drama that interweaves…

Cultural hardball

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religious Liberty | In an increasingly hostile culture, pastors and Christian ballplayers both face brushback pitches. Will they stand up to the pressure?

Making a virtue of vacillation

Making a virtue of vacillation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Because people saved in prison sometimes fall away after release, the term “jailhouse conversion” has come to mean disingenuous religion or a ploy for…

Eight felony counts in case of baby cut from mother’s womb

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Crime | Prosecutors have charged a Longmont, Colo., woman with eight felony crimes, including attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy, for allegedly…

Wenzhou pastor sentenced to a year in prison

By June Cheng
Posted

China | A Chinese court convicted Huang Yizi of ‘gathering crowds to disturb social order’

Midday Roundup: Cruz announces presidential bid at Liberty University

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | It’s official. The 2016 presidential race got its first official candidate this morning when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his intention to run. Though…

Parents vs. doctors

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Medicine | In the treatment of children with severe genetic disabilities, the interests and opinions of parents and doctors aren’t always the same—and hospital…

Disastrous Iran deal may prove fatal to Israel

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Iran | In 1982, during one of many visits to Israel, I had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who told me, “Israel needs friends.” He…

Ohio House passes heartbeat law over Kasich's opposition

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | On Wednesday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw abortion if a baby’s heartbeat can be detected. A baby’s heart begins to…

Pro-lifers arrested outside John Boehner’s office

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | WASHINGTON—U.S. Capitol police arrested a group of pro-life leaders staging a sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office on Wednesday. Troy…

Adopting Haitian twins in the Dominican Republic

By Sharla Megilligan
Posted

Adoption | A reality story

LifeWay abandons ‘heaven visitation resources’

By James Bruce
Posted

Books | Heaven’s not for sale, and books recounting people’s journeys there won’t be, either—at least not at LifeWay, the bookseller and publishing house…

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

The cure for addiction

The cure for addiction

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Health | Few federal policies have been as misunderstood, mutated, and muddled as the “War on Drugs.” You might call it our own Hundred Years’ War, because it…

Opponents hope to flush California’s unisex school bathroom bill

Opponents hope to flush California’s unisex school bathroom bill

By Mary Jackson
Posted

Public Schools | Concerned parents and teachers have launched a petition drive to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal California’s controversial “co-ed bathroom”

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

Reid vows to kill trafficking bill over abortion funding restrictions

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | Two weeks ago, Senate Democrats and Republicans found something to agree on: Human trafficking should be stopped. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act…

Small wonders

Small wonders

By Kara Tippetts
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Abounding in love means embracing daily grace

A life worth birthing

A life worth birthing

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Abortion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the anti-life campaign to destigmatize abortion. Taking a…

A bird in winter

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Holding fast, Kara Tippetts comes to these final days

First accredited Muslim college approved in the U.S.

By James Bruce
Posted

Higher Education | Zaytuna College became the nation’s first accredited Muslim liberal arts university earlier this month when it got initial approval from the WASC Senior…

Drawing a red line

By Jill Nelson
Posted

Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t brown

By Julie Borg
Posted

Food | Apples and potatoes that turn brown within minutes of exposure to the air and spoil the aesthetic appeal of the most carefully prepared dishes, may soon be a…

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