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Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

Posted by Warren Cole Smith

Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

The evidence we want

The evidence we want

By Joel Belz
Posted

Islam | Where on earth has the ‘beautiful religion’ of Islam created anything like an attractive society?

One abortionist’s painful path to life

One abortionist’s painful path to life

By Hannah Zarr
Posted

Abortion | It took the death of his own daughter to make Dr. Anthony Levatino realize abortions kill children

Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Cities | Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works

Perseverance and hope through disability

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Life | Joni Eareckson Tada says the Martin Pistorius story should encourage Christians to advocate for the humanity of people mistakenly called ‘vegetables’

Direct hit

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | American Sniper should challenge thinking on both the right and the left

Josh Harris leaves pulpit to attend seminary

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Religion | Best-selling author Joshua Harris announced Sunday he is stepping down as lead pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., to go to seminary.

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Abortion | An excerpt from Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

Obama: ‘The shadow of crisis has passed’

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

State of the Union | President paints glowing picture in second-to-last State of the Union Address

Romania’s peculiar abortion history

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Abortion | The taking of human life in the womb is not just an American issue. Romania has the highest abortion rate in Europe at about 480 for every 1,000 live births,

Terror by the minute

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East terrorist attacks unfolded seemingly simultaneously in January, a product of bigger, better-financed Islamic…

Mosquitos carrying Chikungunya hitchhiking to the U.S.

By Julie Borg
Posted

Health | The Asian tiger mosquito, a species that carries the chikungunya virus, is likely hitchhiking its way from Panama toward North America inside cars and trucks,

‘We’re going to walk for the babies’

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Life | Families, church groups, and young people flood the National Mall for the annual March for Life

The serpent’s egg

The serpent’s egg

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Immigration | France’s walled-off immigrant populations have turned mischievous and murderous

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

Joyful noise maker

By Arsenio Orteza
Posted

Music | Andraé Crouch sang with an indefatigable—and soulful—optimism

Judges stays Alabama marriage ruling

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | UPDATE (9:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 26): The judge who struck down Alabama’s marriage law Friday issued a stay of her decision for two weeks, giving the state…

Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

By Dave Bell
Posted

Religion | Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that…

House vote small consolation to pro-lifers

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | The vote to defund abortions comes a day after lawmakers tabled a stronger bill

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

Why anti-Christian violence broke out in Niger after Charlie Hebdo

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Africa | The brutality last weekend in the African nation of Niger garnered relatively little media attention, yet, 70 churches in the southern part of the country…

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

Removing the rape and incest exceptions for abortion

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | Pro-lifers will gather tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to march for life. Jan. 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the landmark case in which the…

A widow’s reminder

A widow’s reminder

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | I’ve started thinking about Barbara again—because I’m starting to feel like her. I knew the old woman summers ago, when I used to sit in her huge,

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
Posted

Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

Schools invite kids to stay for supper

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Education | More schools across the country are serving students not just breakfast and lunch, but supper as well. Serving supper at school can help eradicate child…

Supreme Court issues big religious freedom ruling for Muslim prisoner

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous ruling in favor of a Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a half-inch beard in an Arkansas prison, underscoring its broad…

Teaching their sons to sever heads

By John Piper
Posted

Terrorism | Editor’s note: In the tradition of early British and American journalists who composed news poems that were printed rapidly and sold on streets for a penny,

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Gregg Easterbrook: Tunnel vision

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | How to fix the problems that plague football

Farm team

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Jason Brown’s radical life change is touching more lives than he could have predicted

Under Obama’s new tax plan, everyone pays more

By Kent Covington
Posted

Economy | In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is expected to call for tax increases to pay for benefits for the poor and middle class, as…

Among outrageous pop stars, Ed Sheeran is weirdly normal

By Jeff Koch
Posted

Music | Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands out from this year’s Grammy frenzy. It’s not his nomination for the coveted best-album award nor…

The Sandusky problem is a Penn State problem

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Sports | You don’t have to be a college football fan to recall the nightmarish 2011 scandal at Penn State University: Some brave souls finally had the courage to…

A video game that asks theological questions

By Drew Dixon
Posted

Technology | Dragon Age: Inquisition puts players in control of the Herald of Andraste, a messianic figure that many claim was sent by “the Maker” to save the…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

Coffee crisis

Coffee crisis

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Plant problems send coffee production plunging

Perseverance and hope through disability

Posted by Courtney Crandell

Life | Joni Eareckson Tada says the Martin Pistorius story should encourage Christians to advocate for the humanity of people mistakenly called ‘vegetables’

Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

America’s most surprising military victory was also a win over prejudice

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

History | Two hundred years ago today, on January 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans ended with dramatic casualty numbers: 71 Americans vs. 2,042 British soldiers. You…

Opening the door to the enemy

Opening the door to the enemy

By Darrow Miller
Posted

Islam | Self-loathing rooted in cultural relativism blinds the West to the dangers of Islamic terrorism

Unmappable threats

Unmappable threats

By Joel Belz
Posted

Culture | Americans have nobody but ourselves to blame for three destructive forces

De Blasio asks high court to uphold ban on churches in schools

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a strange position. De Blasio has said repeatedly that he opposes the Bloomberg-era policy forbidding churches from…

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…

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

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

Our seared conscience on abortion

By Matt Chandler
Posted

Abortion | Because pro-abortion arguments are no longer rational, Christians, more than ever, need to repent, pray, vote, and get involved for the long haul

More college campus cops are carrying guns

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Higher Education | Amid increased worries about school shootings and subsequent discussions on gun control, public universities are turning more and more toward arming campus…

Vital parts of the body

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Roe v. Wade | God created persons with cognitive disabilities for a reason, and special needs ministries are showing how much they can enrich a church

Farm team

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Jason Brown’s radical life change is touching more lives than he could have predicted

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

Photographic evidence

Photographic evidence

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | Amazing advances in ultrasound technology make the pro-life case one mother at a time

Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

By Emily Belz
Posted

Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

Justified; The Americans

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Television | Justified , the critically acclaimed FX series, starts its sixth season on Jan. 20. Set in rural Kentucky’s drug culture, it has depths of characterization…

The Sandusky problem is a Penn State problem

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Sports | You don’t have to be a college football fan to recall the nightmarish 2011 scandal at Penn State University: Some brave souls finally had the courage to…

Terror by the minute

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East terrorist attacks unfolded seemingly simultaneously in January, a product of bigger, better-financed Islamic…

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
Posted

Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

A conversation with Bart Ehrman

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The author of How Jesus Became God talks about his critics and how he stopped believing in a God who intervenes and helps people

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Television | “You should get out,” he said. “Leave me your phone number,” she said. “I’ll think about it.” The 2013 article by the Los Angeles Times outlined…

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

For one young couple, ‘the simple life’ meant starting out in a tent

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Personal Finance | While some might dream of downsizing and retiring to a simpler life—say to a 400-square-foot cabin in the woods—Mandy and Jeremiah Jones decided to start…

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Life and death

Life and death

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | An excellent guide for battling suicide

Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | An update on five small businesses that refused to participate in same-sex weddings and paid a heavy price

Environmentalism

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

It isn't economically easy to be green

Giving that worked

Giving that worked

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Poverty | With "work tests" for the able-bodied and disdain for indiscriminate givers, Christians in the past fought urban poverty with generosity plus discernment

Libraries are loaning out the internet

By Emily Scheie
Posted

Technology | As part of a one-year pilot program, some New York City library patrons can bring home internet access through one of the 10,000 high-speed hot spots the…

Heal or heel?

Heal or heel?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | While the Bible shows that God can heal people supernaturally, claims of particular faith-healers should be examined. Here's what WORLD learned about the…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

After attack on church, Kenyan pastors request guns

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

International | Kenyan pastors have renewed calls to be allowed to carry firearms following the killing of a church official in Mombasa, but a lawmaker has rejected the plea.

Free market environmentalism

Free market environmentalism

By Alex Tokarev
Posted

Economy | I am not a goofy mother-nature-worshipping tree-hugger but I consider myself an environmentalist. I would not incite civil disobedience against the building…

Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham City Jail’

By Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted

Race Issues | As Black History Month begins, we take a look at a leading document of the civil rights movement

Coffee crisis

Coffee crisis

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Plant problems send coffee production plunging

Year-long space flight is a precursor to Mars missions

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Space | In just over two months, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will rocket to the International Space Station on a year-long mission to help…

Walking through fire

By Tiffany Owens
Posted

Lifestyle | Despite dementia, Elisabeth Elliot Gren holds fast to Scripture

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

The evidence we want

The evidence we want

Posted by Joel Belz

Islam | Where on earth has the ‘beautiful religion’ of Islam created anything like an attractive society?

The last shall be dead?

The last shall be dead?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Roe v. Wade | Darwinism turns God’s pattern and promises upside down

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

Direct hit

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | American Sniper should challenge thinking on both the right and the left

Republicans abruptly drop abortion bill

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Congress | Thursday is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. To mark the occasion, thousand of…

Terror by the minute

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Islam | Across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East terrorist attacks unfolded seemingly simultaneously in January, a product of bigger, better-financed Islamic…

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

One abortionist’s painful path to life

One abortionist’s painful path to life

By Hannah Zarr
Posted

Abortion | It took the death of his own daughter to make Dr. Anthony Levatino realize abortions kill children

Removing the rape and incest exceptions for abortion

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Abortion | Pro-lifers will gather tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to march for life. Jan. 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the landmark case in which the…

A widow’s reminder

A widow’s reminder

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Essay | I’ve started thinking about Barbara again—because I’m starting to feel like her. I knew the old woman summers ago, when I used to sit in her huge,

The serpent’s egg

The serpent’s egg

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Immigration | France’s walled-off immigrant populations have turned mischievous and murderous

House vote small consolation to pro-lifers

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Abortion | The vote to defund abortions comes a day after lawmakers tabled a stronger bill

Obama: ‘The shadow of crisis has passed’

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

State of the Union | President paints glowing picture in second-to-last State of the Union Address

The ‘<em>Je suis Charlie</em>’ moment

The ‘Je suis Charlie’ moment

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Terrorism | An alliance is urgently needed to defeat Islamic terrorism

Recall the former days

Recall the former days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My middle-age friend Kay told me about the time when, at age 18, she used her mother’s car to visit a friend, though the vehicle was not insured. She had an…

A decade of change

A decade of change

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Culture | A brave new lexicon for a disintegrating civilization

Globe Trot: Is Russia spying on U.S.-Cuba talks?

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | CUBA: CNN and Cuban media are reporting the arrival of the U.S. delegation—the first American diplomats on Cuban soil in 30 years—for two days of talks…

Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

‘We’re going to walk for the babies’

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Life | Families, church groups, and young people flood the National Mall for the annual March for Life

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

Incubating character in the home

Incubating character in the home

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | My father, age 90, moved in with us last year, and it is all to the good. I didn’t say it is all without challenges. But who ever produced anything…

Cake baking and journalistic story baking

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Media | The mainstream media misreports Bill Jack’s message on God and gays

Coffee crisis

Coffee crisis

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Plant problems send coffee production plunging

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

Old and new idols in Taiwan

By Angela Lu
Posted

Religion | TAIPEI, Taiwan—The street market of Raohe comes alive at night, with swarming crowds wandering from food cart to food cart. Each cart entices customers…

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Notable Books

By Emily Whitten
Posted

Books | Four recent audiobooks for the family

Relocating raccoons and other detainees

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Terrorism | Squirrels, rabbits, opossums, and raccoons are on my father’s enemies list. We have ridden quite a few vermin out of town in a cage, depositing them in…

The fight for religious liberty

The fight for religious liberty

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Religious Liberty | Many of those who govern us view religious liberty the same way they view gun rights: a holdover from the frontier republic and the buggy days of…

Gregg Easterbrook: Tunnel vision

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | How to fix the problems that plague football

Winston Churchill: A man for all times

By Cal Thomas
Posted

History | LONDON—It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago…

Love vs. abortion

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Abortion | Romanian is a beautiful romance language, and Romanian poet Claudiu Lulciuc has a beautiful voice as he recites his poem “The Fruit of Love (A Manifesto…

Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

By Russ Pulliam
Posted

Cities | Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works

Farm team

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Jason Brown’s radical life change is touching more lives than he could have predicted

Midday Roundup: Bergdahl faces desertion charges

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Desertion. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl likely will be charged later this week with desertion, an Army official told NBC News. The official, who was not named, said the…

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
Posted

Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
Posted

First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Working heartily for the Lord

Working heartily for the Lord

By Bill Newton
Posted

Business | “I want to meet with all our Christian associates once each quarter,” Michael, the company’s CEO, said to his senior staff. “I’ve made a commitment…

Black or White

By Juliana Chan Erikson
Posted

Movies | Rare is the movie that can eloquently address racial divisiveness without making us feel as if we just took our daily multivitamin—healthy but flavorless.

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