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In the beginning

Posted by Chuck McIlhenny, Donna McIlhenny & Frank York

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

Voddie Baucham’s big move to Africa

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The pastor, father, and speaker talks about his work at home and explains his move to Zambia with his wife and seven of their children

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

The end of the Boy Scouts

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Boy Scouts | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) president and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Scouts’ annual national meeting last week that the 105-year old…

Gretchen Carlson on Fox News, faith, and family

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | How a well-known journalist and mom learned how to seize the day

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Boy Scouts | Robert Gates, who as secretary of defense abolished the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, policy, says Scouts’ ban ‘cannot be sustained’

Highschooler who died in Texas flood known for Christian faith

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Disaster | Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was driving home from her high school prom when her vehicle was caught in overwhelming and unprecedented flood in Devine, Texas. She…

Texas lawmakers approve Pastor Protection Bill

By Bonnie Pritchett
Posted

Religious Liberty | The legislation will protect clergy from lawsuits if they refuse to officiate same-sex weddings

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Death Penalty | A death sentence hangs over 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal jury in Boston condemned him two weeks ago. The same panel convicted Tsarnaev on all…

Homeschooled, musical clan hopes to be TLC’s new breakout hit

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Television | TLC’s new large-family reality show, The Willis Family, seemed redundant when first announced. After all, next to their famous forerunners, the Duggars of 19

J. Budziszewski: A time to talk back

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Christians need not be afraid to confront the inconsistencies of Darwinism 

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
Posted

China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

No concessions

By Joel Belz
Posted

Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims

Globe Trot: FIFA corruption scandal could snare the Clinton Foundation

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FIFA: When the United States lost its bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Bill Clinton was reportedly so upset he shattered a mirror. Clinton’s global…

Inside Ireland’s marriage makeover

By Joseph Slife
Posted

Marriage | The outcome of an Irish national referendum to redefine marriage was stunning in a land once deeply Christian and solidly Roman Catholic. Ireland narrowly…

Gay-marriage advocates launch new attack on Regnerus family study

Gay-marriage advocates launch new attack on Regnerus family study

By Julie Borg
Posted

Family | As America waits to hear the Supreme Court’s verdict on same-sex marriage, debate on the subject continues to boil. The news has been saturated with…

Official: 62.1 percent vote in favor of same-sex marriage in Ireland

By Maria Baer
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE: The official tally shows that 62.1 percent voted “yes” in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. OUR EARLIER REPORT (9:05 a.m.):

Christians love their athletes loud and proud

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Sports | Stephen Curry is the biggest star in the NBA playoffs not named LeBron James. He won the league’s MVP award for the first time, broke his own record for…

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

The on campus pot calling the kettle black

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Higher Education | Temple University in Philadelphia is starting a Confucius Institute (CI) for the purpose of teaching Chinese language and culture. What makes that dicey is…

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Climate Change | I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to…

Growing up Budziszewski

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | In the May 30 issue of WORLD noted professor and author J. Budziszewski speaks of turning away from socialism and turning toward Christ and an understanding…

If you survive to a hundred and five

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Government | Philadelphia just had its annual celebration of centenarians, of which there are 500 who call our fair city home. Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to fete the…

Following Jesus the public enemy

Following Jesus the public enemy

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | So here we are. Distinctly Christian morality has become socially unacceptable, and it is wise in some workplaces to keep one’s Christian identity in the…

The commencement speech as cultural barometer

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | May is the month for commencement and for big-name commencement speakers. This year’s addresses ranged from TV personality Meredith Vieira’s touting…

Deathly fears

Deathly fears

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Death | How to face the overwhelming but inevitable end of life?

Sarah’s gift

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | The best may be yet to come for homeschooler and all-American runner  

Bill Gothard placed on administrative leave

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | The board of directors of the Institute for Basic Life Principles has placed its longtime leader Bill Gothard, 79, on “administrative leave” while the…

Raining on Bart Ehrman’s Easter parade

Raining on Bart Ehrman’s Easter parade

By Michael F. Bird & Simon Gathercole
Posted

Religion | A group of biblical scholars respond to the anti-Christian author’s latest attack on the divinity of Jesus

The false god of politics

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Politics | If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues…

Searching, not finding

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | No evidence of life is turning up in outer space

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

If we only knew …

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Iraq | The question of the day—perhaps of this whole election cycle—is this one: If you were president, and knew then what we know now, would you have gone to…

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

FBI questions in-flight hacker who claims plane takeover

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | A hacker told the FBI last week he has been able to crack aircraft computers on numerous occasions—as a passenger. According to the affidavit, Chris Roberts…

Mosque for the ‘unmosqued’

Mosque for the ‘unmosqued’

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Lifestyle | A mosque for women seeks to remake American Islam in its image

Jack Templeton dies at age 75

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Obituary | The former pediatric surgeon and head of the John Templeton Foundation sought to glorify his heavenly Father while honoring his earthly one

Lessons from <em>Fat Girl</em>

Lessons from Fat Girl

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | Writing—especially writing for children—exists to teach and to delight. That crucial lesson in balance, which not every age has comprehended equally,

Senior living gets smart with a little help from technology

By Julie Borg
Posted

Technology | More than 1.4 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Although these facilities provide necessary levels of care that…

Curious minds

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | What makes for true creativity? 

In the beginning

Posted by Chuck McIlhenny, Donna McIlhenny & Frank York

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

Voddie Baucham’s big move to Africa

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The pastor, father, and speaker talks about his work at home and explains his move to Zambia with his wife and seven of their children

Following Jesus the public enemy

Following Jesus the public enemy

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | So here we are. Distinctly Christian morality has become socially unacceptable, and it is wise in some workplaces to keep one’s Christian identity in the…

J. Budziszewski: A time to talk back

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Christians need not be afraid to confront the inconsistencies of Darwinism 

Growing pains, great gains

By June Cheng
Posted

China | God is granting massive growth to the church in China, but with it come great challenges. Mature Chinese Christians are finding ways to counter heresies,

The couple next door

The couple next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | Christians have a message that homosexuals need to hear

Sarah’s gift

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | The best may be yet to come for homeschooler and all-American runner  

U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Benghazi | Disclosure could have a ripple effect on the 2016 election

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Senior living gets smart with a little help from technology

By Julie Borg
Posted

Technology | More than 1.4 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Although these facilities provide necessary levels of care that…

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

Deathly fears

Deathly fears

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Death | How to face the overwhelming but inevitable end of life?

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Climate Change | I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to…

New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

Myanmar | Myanmar, a freshly forged democracy still shaking off a history of military dictatorship, enacted a highly controversial population law over the weekend…

Part 1: What’s the matter with evolution?

Part 1: What’s the matter with evolution?

By Casey Luskin
Posted

Science | A ranking of the top five scientific problems found in evolutionary theory

Curious minds

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | What makes for true creativity? 

Bill Gothard responds to allegations

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | But the group Recovering Grace remains skeptical, calling the former ministry leader’s statement ‘incomplete’

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

Selling to shells

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Housing | The New York real estate market is turning $20 million abodes into safety deposit boxes for anonymous but wealthy oligarchs. Is reform possible?

Building on a legacy

By Nat Belz
Posted

Lifestyle | Cuba’s churches are growing ahead of U.S. normalization

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Boy Scouts | Robert Gates, who as secretary of defense abolished the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, policy, says Scouts’ ban ‘cannot be sustained’

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Gretchen Carlson on Fox News, faith, and family

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | How a well-known journalist and mom learned how to seize the day

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | A sex trafficking victim might be difficult to recognize even when she is sitting in front of you, Iowa State Patrol Capt. Curt Henderson said this week…

Syrian rebels force Christians to pay ‘protection’ tax

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Syria | Crosses on churches and pealing church bells are a thing of the past in Raqqa, Syria, as long as extreme Islamists remain in power there. After seizing it…

Taken by Raúl

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Cuba | Castro regime steps up persecution of the church in eastern Cuba

Wayward shines

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | Director Shyamalan’s strengths return with new TV series 

The end of the Boy Scouts

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Boy Scouts | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) president and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Scouts’ annual national meeting last week that the 105-year old…

Trusting God with terminal cancer

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

Dutch court: Euthanasia no longer requires a doctor’s order

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | A Dutch appeals court has cleared a man charged with assisting his 99-year-old mother to commit suicide in a case that could expand the country’s euthanasia…

Remembering the forgotten

By Mindy Belz
Posted

History | The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide revives old wounds and new fears of ethnic—and religious—cleansing

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Business | The bankrupt Family Christian Stores (FCS) has auctioned its assets to the highest bidder, which is owned by the same company that owns FCS and promises to…

Suicidal tendencies

Suicidal tendencies

By James Marroquin
Posted

Health | Some now advocate physician-assisted suicide for those without terminal illnesses? 

Searching, not finding

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | No evidence of life is turning up in outer space

Part 2: What’s the matter with evolution?

Part 2: What’s the matter with evolution?

By Casey Luskin
Posted

Science | Five more scientific problems found in evolutionary theory

Be less than you can be

Be less than you can be

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Government | As this summer’s anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act recalls hope, federal disability programs are killing a liberal dream, undercutting a…

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…

No concessions

By Joel Belz
Posted

Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims

Storming the castle

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Theater | Sometimes the long race to the top pays off

The end of the Boy Scouts

Posted by D.C. Innes

Boy Scouts | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) president and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Scouts’ annual national meeting last week that the 105-year old…

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Boy Scouts | Robert Gates, who as secretary of defense abolished the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, policy, says Scouts’ ban ‘cannot be sustained’

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

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

No concessions

By Joel Belz
Posted

Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Climate Change | I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to…

J. Budziszewski: A time to talk back

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Christians need not be afraid to confront the inconsistencies of Darwinism 

Decade-long sit-in at Massachusetts Catholic church nears end

By Kaylen Tanner
Posted

Religion | Former parishioners of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, in Scituate Mass., are waiting to find out whether they can keep their church…

Mosque for the ‘unmosqued’

Mosque for the ‘unmosqued’

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Lifestyle | A mosque for women seeks to remake American Islam in its image

The on campus pot calling the kettle black

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Higher Education | Temple University in Philadelphia is starting a Confucius Institute (CI) for the purpose of teaching Chinese language and culture. What makes that dicey is…

Homeschooled, musical clan hopes to be TLC’s new breakout hit

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Television | TLC’s new large-family reality show, The Willis Family, seemed redundant when first announced. After all, next to their famous forerunners, the Duggars of 19

California Medical Association takes ‘neutral’ stance on euthanasia

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | The California Medical Association (CMA) officially adopted a neutral stance on physician-assisted suicide last week, ushering California closer to legalizing…

If we only knew …

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Iraq | The question of the day—perhaps of this whole election cycle—is this one: If you were president, and knew then what we know now, would you have gone to…

Following Jesus the public enemy

Following Jesus the public enemy

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | So here we are. Distinctly Christian morality has become socially unacceptable, and it is wise in some workplaces to keep one’s Christian identity in the…

Deathly fears

Deathly fears

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Death | How to face the overwhelming but inevitable end of life?

If you survive to a hundred and five

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Government | Philadelphia just had its annual celebration of centenarians, of which there are 500 who call our fair city home. Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to fete the…

The false god of politics

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Politics | If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues…

The commencement speech as cultural barometer

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | May is the month for commencement and for big-name commencement speakers. This year’s addresses ranged from TV personality Meredith Vieira’s touting…

Gretchen Carlson on Fox News, faith, and family

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | How a well-known journalist and mom learned how to seize the day

A homebody on the road

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My husband Jonathan drove our yellow car through the 8 a.m. Asheville, N.C., traffic this week, bound for WORLD News Group’s headquarters. Above the jingle…

Inside Ireland’s marriage makeover

By Joseph Slife
Posted

Marriage | The outcome of an Irish national referendum to redefine marriage was stunning in a land once deeply Christian and solidly Roman Catholic. Ireland narrowly…

Russian rocket failures raise fears for future manned launches

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Space | The successive launch failures of Russia’s two primary workhorse rocket boosters may be indicators of systemic quality and management problems in the…

Lessons from <em>Fat Girl</em>

Lessons from Fat Girl

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | Writing—especially writing for children—exists to teach and to delight. That crucial lesson in balance, which not every age has comprehended equally,

Suicidal tendencies

Suicidal tendencies

By James Marroquin
Posted

Health | Some now advocate physician-assisted suicide for those without terminal illnesses? 

Searching, not finding

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | No evidence of life is turning up in outer space

Official: 62.1 percent vote in favor of same-sex marriage in Ireland

By Maria Baer
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE: The official tally shows that 62.1 percent voted “yes” in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. OUR EARLIER REPORT (9:05 a.m.):

Wayward shines

By Megan Basham
Posted

Television | Director Shyamalan’s strengths return with new TV series 

Sarah’s gift

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | The best may be yet to come for homeschooler and all-American runner  

Who is a journalist?

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Media | My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What…

Globe Trot: FIFA corruption scandal could snare the Clinton Foundation

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | FIFA: When the United States lost its bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Bill Clinton was reportedly so upset he shattered a mirror. Clinton’s global…

The ones who stay

By Emily Belz
Posted

Cities | After the riots: West Baltimore residents who have labored over the neighborhood for decades wonder ... ‘How long?’

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Death Penalty | Senators in Nebraska’s one-house legislature voted 30-19 Wednesday to eliminate capital punishment in the state, overriding the veto of Republican Gov. Pete…

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

Gay-marriage advocates launch new attack on Regnerus family study

Gay-marriage advocates launch new attack on Regnerus family study

By Julie Borg
Posted

Family | As America waits to hear the Supreme Court’s verdict on same-sex marriage, debate on the subject continues to boil. The news has been saturated with…

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
Posted

China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

Too nice to be a spy

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Higher Education | The federal government’s efforts to stop China from stealing sensitive U.S. defense technology secrets led to last week’s indictment of the head of Temple…

The couple next door

The couple next door

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Sexuality | Christians have a message that homosexuals need to hear

Poltergeist scares up few thrills

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | When horror-thriller movies are a dime a dozen, it takes a shiny penny to stand out in the roll. A dull Poltergeist doesn’t stack up to recent spooky spools…

Making haste to shed innocent blood

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | Imagine having a career devoted to making sure unwanted unborn babies end up dead, to have your name associated with this act, a legal right conveniently…

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