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Rubio surges among evangelical insiders

Posted by J.C. Derrick

Campaign 2016 | Fiorina and Cruz also make gains, while Bush loses ground in WORLD’s latest survey

Midday Roundup: Ligonier suspends R.C. Sproul Jr.

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Earthly consequences. Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul Jr. have parted ways temporarily after Sproul admitted he was connected to the Ashley Madison…

Sister Wives star cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy defense

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Marriage | The polygamous family starring in the hit TLC reality show Sister Wives believes the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage gives them…

Video games that grapple with life’s most important questions

By Drew Dixon
Posted

Technology | Last month, 52,200 game developers, journalists, and video game professionals descended on the Los Angeles Convention Center to attend this year’s…

Second school leaves the CCCU

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan University joins Union University in withdrawing from the coalition of Christian colleges over the same-sex marriage issue

Digging into Donald Trump’s religion

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Americans like their presidents Christian in some way or another. There are exceptions. Thomas Jefferson was notoriously irreligious, and we had some…

Hollywood surprised again by the Kendrick brothers

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | You have to wonder how many box office hits Alex and Stephen Kendrick are going to have to produce before Variety , The Hollywood Reporter , and other mainstream…

Gabe Lyons on curiosity and orthodoxy

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The founder of Q Ideas talks about leading young Christians as they wrestle with the culture

CMP counters Planned Parenthood offensive

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Abortion | Pro-life group releases more raw footage in response to criticism

Chicago sheriff wins first round in legal fight over Backpage sex ads

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | A Chicago judge last week sided with Sheriff Tom Dart in his fight with the classified website Backpage.com, ruling the outspoken lawman didn’t have to…

Missouri students protest over boy allowed in girls locker room

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Transgenderism | A Missouri high school is in tumult after a transgender student—born male but identifying as female—requested permission to use the girls’ locker rooms…

War Room

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | In the film War Room , many viewers will recognize their own family’s struggles. While modern culture promotes a slew of strategies to retreat from marital…

Four important religious liberty cases on trial

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Religious Liberty | Several religious liberty cases are making their way through the legal system, many arising from decisions the U.S. Supreme Court has made. While some, like…

Graduates of the hookup culture

Graduates of the hookup culture

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Relationships | “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse,’” recently published in  Vanity Fair , is the most depressing thing I read all last week (also the…

The real racism exposed by Hurricane Katrina

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Race Issues | Ten years ago today, the presidency of George W. Bush took a fatal hit. Yes, the bog-down in Iraq hurt, but the most devastating single photo of his…

Clerk refuses to compromise principles to get out of jail

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE: Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk embroiled in a battle over same-sex marriage, rejected a proposal that would have let her out of jail. The…

Collateral damage: The Sudanese in Syria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Persecution | In 2002, WORLD went to Damascus and witnessed how Sudan’s Islamic regime created a flood of Christian refugees, with terrorism perpetuating their plight

Clerk summoned to court in Kentucky marriage license dispute

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Supreme Court | UPDATE: The federal judge who first ordered a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has summoned the clerk and her staff…

The homeschool pioneers of China and Taiwan

By June Cheng & Angela Lu
Posted

China | The growing movement faces different challenges on each side of the Taiwan Strait

How to ‘get a toe in’ the aborted tissue trade

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The latest Center for Medical Progress video looks at how Planned Parenthood procures and gets paid for baby remains

The clerk’s disobedience

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Religious Liberty | If there had been income tax back then, Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) would not have paid it. And seeing as he had no property to speak of, he could not…

J. Budziszewski: Generation disordered

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | The sexual revolution has left many college students with empty lives, but there is a longing for something more

The ‘screaming inconsistencies’ of the abortion movement

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Abortion | Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news

Searching for salvation in New Orleans

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Hurricane Katrina | Amid Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and loss, New England college students found God

Denver discriminates against Chick-fil-A over CEO’s marriage beliefs

Denver discriminates against Chick-fil-A over CEO’s marriage beliefs

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | DENVER—Several Denver City Council members want to stop Chick-fil-A from opening at Denver International Airport (DIA), claiming the fast food chain CEO’s…

Off the grid

By June Cheng
Posted

China | The Chinese Christian school movement doesn’t officially exist, and parents make great sacrifices to join it—but it’s growing quickly

City of Austin must pay for pregnancy resource centers’ legal defense

City of Austin must pay for pregnancy resource centers’ legal defense

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Courts | The city of Austin, Texas, will pay $480,000 in court and attorney’s fees to five pregnancy resource centers in a settlement following a June 2014 district…

Truth and exaggeration

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | History series requires some parental guidance

The grace of wrath

The grace of wrath

By Bill Newton
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | James, a missionary, returned home from a trip to equatorial Africa. During his last days there, he developed an ailment in his lower left leg. The condition…

Disney star Dean Jones remembered for faith, films

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Obituary | Dean Jones, beloved star of nearly a dozen Disney films, died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Jones’ appearances in…

March for Life wins groundbreaking case against Obamacare

By Bob Brown
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | A federal court ruled yesterday the organization that runs the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., does not have to provide health insurance plans that…

Black pro-lifers: Get Margaret Sanger out of the National Portrait Gallery

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Abortion | WASHINGTON—A group of African-American pastors and pro-life activists gathered at the Smithsonian Institution this morning to ask for the removal of a…

E = R3WCG

E = R3WCG

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Education | A good education equation needs elements that are often left out

Ross Douthat on Christianity and the GOP

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The conservative New York Times columnist talks about how Republicans have helped and hurt evangelicalism

States face obstacles in Planned Parenthood defunding fight

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | Several state governors are gunning for Planned Parenthood, vowing to revoke its government funding in light of an undercover investigation into its…

Classics for preschoolers

Classics for preschoolers

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Books | Abridged versions allow very young children to enjoy Bunyan, Lewis, and other great authors

Midday Roundup: Obama renames Mount McKinley on Alaskan trip

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Hello, Denali. President Barack Obama is officially renaming Mount McKinley to its traditional moniker, “Denali,” while on a visit to Alaska. Obama is…

Her first story

By Chelsea Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | “In the beginning, there was nothing. Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see.” These words, part of the opening to Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus

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…

Illegitimate ‘compassion’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Politics | Good. A necessary message with an ugly word is finally getting out. For years conservatives have railed against “compassionate conservatism,” associating…

E = R3WCG

E = R3WCG

Posted by Marvin Olasky

Education | A good education equation needs elements that are often left out

J. Budziszewski: Generation disordered

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | The sexual revolution has left many college students with empty lives, but there is a longing for something more

War Room

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | In the film War Room , many viewers will recognize their own family’s struggles. While modern culture promotes a slew of strategies to retreat from marital…

Testing the limits

Testing the limits

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Education | The College Board’s standardized—and heavily politicized—exams have uncommon influence on curriculum in even Christian schools, but alternatives may be…

Rubio surges among evangelical insiders

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Fiorina and Cruz also make gains, while Bush loses ground in WORLD’s latest survey

Gabe Lyons on curiosity and orthodoxy

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The founder of Q Ideas talks about leading young Christians as they wrestle with the culture

Are deliberations damaging CCCU’s witness?

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan President Everett Piper publicly questions the council’s convictions

Classics for preschoolers

Classics for preschoolers

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Books | Abridged versions allow very young children to enjoy Bunyan, Lewis, and other great authors

Second school leaves the CCCU

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan University joins Union University in withdrawing from the coalition of Christian colleges over the same-sex marriage issue

Denver discriminates against Chick-fil-A over CEO’s marriage beliefs

Denver discriminates against Chick-fil-A over CEO’s marriage beliefs

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | DENVER—Several Denver City Council members want to stop Chick-fil-A from opening at Denver International Airport (DIA), claiming the fast food chain CEO’s…

Ross Douthat on Christianity and the GOP

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The conservative New York Times columnist talks about how Republicans have helped and hurt evangelicalism

No skipping steps in asking forgiveness

No skipping steps in asking forgiveness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | A young man in his eighth year of incarceration was pleased to tell me that the young woman he had treated shabbily before he was locked up was no longer…

Children’s Books of the Year

Children’s Books of the Year

By Susan Olasky, Janie B. Cheaney & Megan Saben
Posted

Books | These delightful books implicitly support a Christian understanding of how the world works

Midday Roundup: Ligonier suspends R.C. Sproul Jr.

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Earthly consequences. Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul Jr. have parted ways temporarily after Sproul admitted he was connected to the Ashley Madison…

Indian Hindu group claims murder of idol worship critic

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | India boasts national tolerance for a panoply of religious allegiances—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism, and a smattering…

StemExpress: ‘We still need more’

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | In latest undercover video, the company’s CEO says she could use up to 50 more fetal livers a week

‘A home to come to’

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Hope Award | West Region Winner: Hope House takes in children whom others have abandoned and shows them a loving, heavenly Father

Answering difficult questions on sexuality and salvation

Answering difficult questions on sexuality and salvation

By Rosaria Butterfield
Posted

Books | An excerpt from Rosaria Butterfield’s sequel: Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ

Tiny, powerful heartbeats

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Hope Award | South Region Winner: Miami clinic gives thousands of poor and mostly minority women the resources to help them choose life for their unborn children

Hollywood surprised again by the Kendrick brothers

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | You have to wonder how many box office hits Alex and Stephen Kendrick are going to have to produce before Variety , The Hollywood Reporter , and other mainstream…

Michigan’s homeless makeover

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Hope Award | Midwest Region Winner: Detroit-area center helps transform homeless, addicted, and despondent men and women into workers and homeowners

Off the grid

By June Cheng
Posted

China | The Chinese Christian school movement doesn’t officially exist, and parents make great sacrifices to join it—but it’s growing quickly

The homeschool pioneers of China and Taiwan

By June Cheng & Angela Lu
Posted

China | The growing movement faces different challenges on each side of the Taiwan Strait

In the shadow of ISIS

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Hope Award | International Winner: A classical Christian school does its work among the shattered families and displaced children in Iraqi Kurdistan

Glow in the dark Christians

Glow in the dark Christians

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | One of the magical things about growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s was glow-in-the-dark objects. I had a figurine of the Blessed Virgin Mary that glowed…

From end-of-life counseling to euthanasia without consent

From end-of-life counseling to euthanasia without consent

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | Two U.S. senators introduced a bill last week that would use federal tax dollars to fund healthcare professionals counseling patients on end-of-life care. But…

Nepal bans religious conversion in new draft constitution

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Persecution | Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent…

Searching for salvation in New Orleans

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Hurricane Katrina | Amid Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and loss, New England college students found God

YA grows up

By Megan Basham
Posted

Books | Young Adult novels aren’t only for young adults anymore

Digging into Donald Trump’s religion

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Americans like their presidents Christian in some way or another. There are exceptions. Thomas Jefferson was notoriously irreligious, and we had some…

Illegitimate ‘compassion’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Politics | Good. A necessary message with an ugly word is finally getting out. For years conservatives have railed against “compassionate conservatism,” associating…

Vital connection

Vital connection

By Mary Jackson
Posted

Books | We are wired to understand truth through stories

How to ‘get a toe in’ the aborted tissue trade

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The latest Center for Medical Progress video looks at how Planned Parenthood procures and gets paid for baby remains

Video games that grapple with life’s most important questions

By Drew Dixon
Posted

Technology | Last month, 52,200 game developers, journalists, and video game professionals descended on the Los Angeles Convention Center to attend this year’s…

California lawmakers kill ‘right-to-die’ legislation

By Bob Brown
Posted

Euthanasia | Beginning with Oregon in 1997, five states have legalized or decriminalized physician-assisted suicide. California will not be joining the list this year…

Christian worship in Arabic at a California church

By Jill Nelson
Posted

Religion | Editor’s note: So often when churches are in the news it is because of something controversial—such as a scandal or a fight over doctrinal issues. That is

No way out

No way out

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Common Core | Common core is pushing a deeply flawed teaching model on all American students

The anti-testers

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Education | Some parents and teachers revolt against standardized exams

The harvest of shame

The harvest of shame

By Lynn Vincent
Posted

Abortion | In 1999, WORLD looked at how the government’s lifting of the fetal-tissue research ban turned human-remains trafficking into big business

Reforming school reform

Reforming school reform

By Lynn Vincent
Posted

Education | Analysts and lawmakers try to rescue No Child Left Behind

The clerk’s disobedience

Posted by Andrée Seu Peterson

Religious Liberty | If there had been income tax back then, Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) would not have paid it. And seeing as he had no property to speak of, he could not…

Are deliberations damaging CCCU’s witness?

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Higher Education | Oklahoma Wesleyan President Everett Piper publicly questions the council’s convictions

Clerk summoned to court in Kentucky marriage license dispute

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Supreme Court | UPDATE: The federal judge who first ordered a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has summoned the clerk and her staff…

Digging into Donald Trump’s religion

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Americans like their presidents Christian in some way or another. There are exceptions. Thomas Jefferson was notoriously irreligious, and we had some…

Missouri students protest over boy allowed in girls locker room

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Transgenderism | A Missouri high school is in tumult after a transgender student—born male but identifying as female—requested permission to use the girls’ locker rooms…

Midday Roundup: Ligonier suspends R.C. Sproul Jr.

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Earthly consequences. Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul Jr. have parted ways temporarily after Sproul admitted he was connected to the Ashley Madison…

How to ‘get a toe in’ the aborted tissue trade

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The latest Center for Medical Progress video looks at how Planned Parenthood procures and gets paid for baby remains

Clerk refuses to compromise principles to get out of jail

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE: Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk embroiled in a battle over same-sex marriage, rejected a proposal that would have let her out of jail. The…

Graduates of the hookup culture

Graduates of the hookup culture

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Relationships | “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse,’” recently published in  Vanity Fair , is the most depressing thing I read all last week (also the…

CMP counters Planned Parenthood offensive

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Abortion | Pro-life group releases more raw footage in response to criticism

E = R3WCG

E = R3WCG

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Education | A good education equation needs elements that are often left out

Rubio surges among evangelical insiders

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Fiorina and Cruz also make gains, while Bush loses ground in WORLD’s latest survey

Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

Classics for preschoolers

Classics for preschoolers

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Books | Abridged versions allow very young children to enjoy Bunyan, Lewis, and other great authors

Ross Douthat on Christianity and the GOP

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The conservative New York Times columnist talks about how Republicans have helped and hurt evangelicalism

Glow in the dark Christians

Glow in the dark Christians

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | One of the magical things about growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s was glow-in-the-dark objects. I had a figurine of the Blessed Virgin Mary that glowed…

Black pro-lifers: Get Margaret Sanger out of the National Portrait Gallery

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Abortion | WASHINGTON—A group of African-American pastors and pro-life activists gathered at the Smithsonian Institution this morning to ask for the removal of a…

War Room

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | In the film War Room , many viewers will recognize their own family’s struggles. While modern culture promotes a slew of strategies to retreat from marital…

YA grows up

By Megan Basham
Posted

Books | Young Adult novels aren’t only for young adults anymore

Sister Wives star cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy defense

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Marriage | The polygamous family starring in the hit TLC reality show Sister Wives believes the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage gives them…

Hollywood surprised again by the Kendrick brothers

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | You have to wonder how many box office hits Alex and Stephen Kendrick are going to have to produce before Variety , The Hollywood Reporter , and other mainstream…

Tragedy in Roanoke

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Media | The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Va., has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to…

Unstable elements

Unstable elements

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | How persons and institutions create explosive situations for themselves

Will Middle Eastern migrants upset Europe’s cultural balance?

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Europe | Migrants streaming into southern and eastern Europe are fleeing clear danger and destitution back home, but Europe can hardly cope. The sheer numbers of…

Kentucky clerk appeals marriage license case to high court

By Mickey McLean & Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | UPDATE: Rowan County clerk Kim Davis has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide to…

Collateral damage: The Sudanese in Syria

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Persecution | In 2002, WORLD went to Damascus and witnessed how Sudan’s Islamic regime created a flood of Christian refugees, with terrorism perpetuating their plight

The real racism exposed by Hurricane Katrina

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Race Issues | Ten years ago today, the presidency of George W. Bush took a fatal hit. Yes, the bog-down in Iraq hurt, but the most devastating single photo of his…

Gabe Lyons on curiosity and orthodoxy

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The founder of Q Ideas talks about leading young Christians as they wrestle with the culture

Midday Roundup: Drowned toddler a new symbol of migrant despair

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Heartbreaking. A Syrian toddler who drowned along with his 5-year-old brother and mother as the family attempted to make it from Turkey to Greece has become…

An enhanced view of life

An enhanced view of life

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Abortion | Let’s all find visible, practical ways to help poor children

Her first story

By Chelsea Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | “In the beginning, there was nothing. Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see.” These words, part of the opening to Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus

Disney star Dean Jones remembered for faith, films

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Obituary | Dean Jones, beloved star of nearly a dozen Disney films, died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 84. Jones’ appearances in…

Denver discriminates against Chick-fil-A over CEO’s marriage beliefs

Denver discriminates against Chick-fil-A over CEO’s marriage beliefs

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | DENVER—Several Denver City Council members want to stop Chick-fil-A from opening at Denver International Airport (DIA), claiming the fast food chain CEO’s…

Illegitimate ‘compassion’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Politics | Good. A necessary message with an ugly word is finally getting out. For years conservatives have railed against “compassionate conservatism,” associating…

March for Life’s court victory—and ours

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | The irony of a sweeping, expensive, and burdensome law like Obamacare is that a pro-life organization has to sue the federal government to avoid aiding and…

Midday Roundup: Slain reporter’s dad pledges to fight for gun control

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Survivor. The third victim in a shooting this week in Virginia appears to be on the road to recovery after emergency surgery. Vicki Gardner, executive…

A good book is a good book

A good book is a good book

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Books | Diversity in publishing is good—as long as it doesn’t drive us apart

Vital connection

Vital connection

By Mary Jackson
Posted

Books | We are wired to understand truth through stories

J. Budziszewski: Generation disordered

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | The sexual revolution has left many college students with empty lives, but there is a longing for something more

The ‘screaming inconsistencies’ of the abortion movement

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Abortion | Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news

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