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Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’

Posted by Julie Roys

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

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

By Jeff Koch
Posted

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

One cheer for Exodus

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Movies | WORLD members, the objects of heavy marketing by the makers of the new movie E x odus , are asking me about the film. I’m referring them to the good review in…

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

How WORLD investigates

How WORLD investigates

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

It’s all about the girl

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

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

Race, social media, and the church

By Emily Belz
Posted

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

Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Emily Belz
Posted

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

Code blue

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Healthcare | A string of bad news has beset Obamacare, and worse is likely on the way

Senate OKs new religious freedom ambassador

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

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

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
Posted

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

GRACE: BJU didn’t help abuse victims heal

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Sexual Abuse | Investigation includes questions over counseling methods and policies on contacting police

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Thinking biblically about torture

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | Lately, a few explosive issues have divided some Christians from their usual co-belligerents on the political right. There have been complaints from the…

Double trouble

Double trouble

By Joel Belz
Posted

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

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…

Hannah Overton free after seven years in jail

By Gary Cumberland
Posted

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

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

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

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

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | Two atheists who recently targeted churches in Hawaii that rent space from public schools are continuing their assault on religious liberty—this time, in…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

Canadian education minister revokes approval for Christian law school

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Religious Liberty | The British Columbia Advanced Education Minister has revoked approval for Canada’s first Christian law school, citing ongoing legal issues. Amrik Virk…

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

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

Unspoken

By Jamie Dean
Posted

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

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

Called from Kenya to minister to the Navajo

By Sophia Lee
Posted

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

In the fullness of time

In the fullness of time

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

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

Russell Moore on cultural slings and arrows

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When I speak at retreats I bring my Bible and Margery Cuyler’s That’s Good! That’s Bad! The children’s picture book concerns a little boy at the zoo with…

Poverty, Inc. urges development over aid

By Megan Basham
Posted

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

Beneath the big hair

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

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

McDonald’s, Starbucks resist calls to offer porn-free WiFi

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Technology | Despite nearly 25,000 supporters, a public campaign asking McDonald’s and Starbucks to install anti-pornography filters on their in-store free WiFi networks…

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

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

Cuba news draws bipartisan criticism

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

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

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

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

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

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

What if I have a jerk for a boss?

What if I have a jerk for a boss?

By Bill Newton
Posted

Business | Earlier this fall I wrote about how “Christ is our ultimate employer.” As promised, I’m continuing to examine how we as Christians are to handle…

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

ISIS | ISIS is trying to build an Islamic caliphate in in Iraq and Syria, but it is also luring Westerners, including American teenagers, to its cause. The terrorist…

From nominal Judaism to the drug culture to Christ

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’

Posted by Julie Roys

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

Unspoken

By Jamie Dean
Posted

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

Lon Solomon: From burden to blessing

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

In the fullness of time

In the fullness of time

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

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

Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Emily Belz
Posted

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

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

By Paul Newell
Posted

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

Called from Kenya to minister to the Navajo

By Sophia Lee
Posted

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

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
Posted

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

Poverty, Inc. urges development over aid

By Megan Basham
Posted

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

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

How WORLD investigates

How WORLD investigates

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Thinking biblically about torture

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Culture | Lately, a few explosive issues have divided some Christians from their usual co-belligerents on the political right. There have been complaints from the…

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

The truth test

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Darwin on the rocks

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

There and back again

By Emily Belz
Posted

Ebola Virus | Physician Rick Sacra, having survived Ebola and other Liberian crises, stands ready to tackle the virus once more

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

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

Walking through fire

By Tiffany Owens
Posted

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

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When I speak at retreats I bring my Bible and Margery Cuyler’s That’s Good! That’s Bad! The children’s picture book concerns a little boy at the zoo with…

Race, social media, and the church

By Emily Belz
Posted

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

Where is she now?

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Lifestyle | One year after a remarkable birth

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

By Jeff Koch
Posted

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

Code blue

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Healthcare | A string of bad news has beset Obamacare, and worse is likely on the way

Interpretive dance

Interpretive dance

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

Journey of grace

Journey of grace

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | From lesbianism to the parking lot to church: An interview with author Rosaria Butterfield

Old games for your new consoles

By Raymond Erikson
Posted

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

From nominal Judaism to the drug culture to Christ

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Randy Singer: In layman’s terms

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | A pastor, lawyer, and author says fields of ministry aren’t confined to church walls 

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

Ben Carson: The unconventional presidential contender

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
Posted

Campaign 2016 | This article is the 20th in the White House Wednesday series   by The World and Everything in It  looking at potential 2016 candidates for president.

Art for the common man

By Emily Scheie
Posted

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

Why Christian education

Why Christian education

By Jim Drexler
Posted

Education | Training and nurturing covenant children while preparing them for ‘works of service’

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

Roaches to the rescue

Roaches to the rescue

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Researchers say biobot bugs may one day save the day

Why public school education

Why public school education

By Steve Cole
Posted

Education | Preparing children for the spiritual warfare that is sure to come after graduation

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

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

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

Yes, the ISIS conflict is a religious war

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | The fight against the Islamic State is a fight for religious freedom

Hannah Overton free after seven years in jail

By Gary Cumberland
Posted

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

It’s all about the girl

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

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

Wheaton’s ‘gay celibate Christian’

Posted by Julie Roys

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

How WORLD investigates

How WORLD investigates

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | Two atheists who recently targeted churches in Hawaii that rent space from public schools are continuing their assault on religious liberty—this time, in…

Scrooge school

Scrooge school

By Amy Henry
Posted

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

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

Advancing marriage in a culture of singleness

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

Race, social media, and the church

By Emily Belz
Posted

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

Double trouble

Double trouble

By Joel Belz
Posted

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

Far as the curse is found

By Jamie Dean
Posted

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

Cuba news draws bipartisan criticism

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

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

In the fullness of time

In the fullness of time

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

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

Obama on Cuba: Isolation has not worked

By Leigh Jones
Posted

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

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When I speak at retreats I bring my Bible and Margery Cuyler’s That’s Good! That’s Bad! The children’s picture book concerns a little boy at the zoo with…

Poverty, Inc. urges development over aid

By Megan Basham
Posted

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

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

Faith-affirming science on intelligent design

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

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…

Code blue

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Healthcare | A string of bad news has beset Obamacare, and worse is likely on the way

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

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

Community crisis

By Emily Belz
Posted

Police | New Yorkers wrestle with police relations after Eric Garner ruling

It’s all about the girl

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

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

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

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

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

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

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

Torture in our national soul

By D.C. Innes
Posted

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

GRACE: BJU didn’t help abuse victims heal

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Sexual Abuse | Investigation includes questions over counseling methods and policies on contacting police

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

Prenatal tests misleading parents with false diagnoses

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

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

By Jeff Koch
Posted

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

Bad Sir Jonathan Gruber (with apologies to A.A. Milne)

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Healthcare | Only A.A. Milne, author of not only Winnie the Pooh but great children’s poems such “Bad Sir Brian Botany,” could do justice to Jonathan Gruber’s…

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

Expanded newborn screening raises privacy concerns

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

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

House approves spending bill—barely

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Government | Measure avoids government shutdown but makes almost no one in Washington happy

Remembering Baxter Shavers

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

Could the internet superhighway benefit from fast and slow lanes?

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

Is early marriage doomed?

Is early marriage doomed?

By Amy Henry
Posted

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

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

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

McDonald’s, Starbucks resist calls to offer porn-free WiFi

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Technology | Despite nearly 25,000 supporters, a public campaign asking McDonald’s and Starbucks to install anti-pornography filters on their in-store free WiFi networks…

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

Athletes and influence

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Sports | “I’m not a role model. … Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” Charles Barkley, known for his bluntness and…

A nation at risk

By Sophia Lee
Posted

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

Canadian education minister revokes approval for Christian law school

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Religious Liberty | The British Columbia Advanced Education Minister has revoked approval for Canada’s first Christian law school, citing ongoing legal issues. Amrik Virk…

The response to growing atrocities

By Cal Thomas
Posted

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

Curt Schilling, ESPN’s Law, and evolution

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

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