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‘Normal Barbie’ keeps it real with cellulite, stretch marks, and acne

Posted by Caroline Leal

Culture | Move over, Barbie. A new doll with scars and cellulite is stealing your limelight. She’s the Lammily doll, a “normal Barbie” dreamed up by a toymaker…

Ferguson burns after protests turn violent

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
Posted

Crime | Protestors destroyed a dozen businesses and two police cars after learning Darren Wilson will not be tried for killing Michael Brown

Darwin made me do it

By Denyse O’Leary
Posted

Evolution | Despite obvious facts and contradictions, evolutionary psychologists say nearly every human behavior can be explained by natural selection

Mark Dever: A marked ministry

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Capitol Hill pastor says healthy churches have nine things in common

An immigration fix almost nobody loves

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | Republicans, Democrats, and activist groups can all find something to dislike in the president’s executive order

The light of the sun in a dark basement

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Daniel of the Year | Congressman Frank Wolf has spent more than three decades showing up in far corners of the globe to help the most vulnerable—and the ‘patron saint of…

Doug Phillips excommunicated by church he founded

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religion | The leaders of Boerne Christian Assembly in Waring, Texas, announced they have excommunicated Doug Phillips, the former president of Vision Forum Ministries.

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Presidency | The significance of the president’s unilateral action on immigration

Taking a stand

Taking a stand

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Religious Liberty | If it comes to breaking civil law, American Christians will have company

Gay lobby group founder charged with raping a 15-year-old boy

By Bob Brown
Posted

Crime | Portland police last week arrested the co-founder of Human Rights Campaign for the felony sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy. Charges against Terrence Bean,

A legal history lesson in the same-sex marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Supreme Court | Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court processed another ruling on the question of same-sex marriage. It let stand a federal judge’s decision ordering South…

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

Midday Roundup: Grand jury documents reveal Ferguson officer’s story

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Completely overpowered. Members of the public can now review almost all the evidence that the St. Louis grand jury saw in its review of the Michael Brown…

Muslim militants kill 28 Christians in northern Kenya

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Twenty-eight Christians were brutally murdered Saturday morning in Mandera, a town in northern Kenya, by Muslim militants belonging to the…

Mockingjay, Part 1 asks teens to tackle harsh realities

By Emily Whitten
Posted

Movies | Trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 show hero Katniss Everdeen as a kind of modern Joan of Arc. Dressed all in black, she’s a warrior princess…

Critics urge TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Television | The battle is on—but America’s super-sized family isn’t backing down. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling on TLC to pull its…

Kenyan Christians lobby for strict IVF rules

By Moses Wasamu
Posted

Kenya | Group wants a bill proposed in parliament to limit the number of embryos that can be used in each in vitro fertilization cycle

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Marriage | Dozens of pastors, priests, and other clergy have signed their names to an online pledge renouncing involvement in government-recognized marriages. “The…

‘Humdrum matrimony’

‘Humdrum matrimony’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | It’s the habit of romantic love

Churches step into Ferguson’s pain

By Angela Lu
Posted

Religion | The anger and hurt coursing through the St. Louis suburb gives Christians the opportunity to speak grace and show love

Jailed in North Korea: The inside story

By Julie Borg
Posted

North Korea | American Jeffrey Fowle talks about his detention and his decision to hide a Bible in a restaurant bathroom

The prosperity gospel in Africa

By Feumba Samen
Posted

Religion | The cultic activity promises worldly power in place of the power of the cross

Immigration ends, imperial means

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Government | John Dickerson of CBS tweeted, “On the list of presidential power moves—emancipation, court packing, Youngstown, e.o. 9981—immigration move ranks where…

The Imitation Game

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Posted

Movies | Alan Turing’s secret feeds his genius and downfall

God’s elephant in the room

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Iran | Earlier this month  The Economist  ran a special report on Iran, a nation classified by the U.S. State Department as the world’s leading sponsor of…

Midday Roundup: The IRS had Lois Lerner’s emails after all

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Found. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General has discovered 30,000 emails sent by former IRS official Lois Lerner—messages the IRS claimed had been destroyed…

GOP files suit against Obama administration

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Politics | House Republicans have filed suit against President Barack Obama, claiming he overstepped his constitutional authority in enforcing parts of Obamacare. GOP…

Judges fell marriage laws in two Southern states

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | Federal judges in Mississippi and Arkansas on Tuesday overturned those states’ laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Both judges put…

Peacemakers emerge in St. Louis after night of rage

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Race Issues | Community comes together to help clean up the damage left by rioters

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

By Wayne Stender
Posted

Sexuality | Across the country, transgender policies are invading public and private school gyms. In at least eight states, including California, Nebraska, and…

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | Only in an animated film can an obese, mouthless robot steal the show. His name is Baymax, and he is a huggable friend, a virtual nurse, and a mean fighting…

Interstellar

By Megan Basham
Posted

Movies | No one could ever accuse Christopher Nolan of possessing too small a vision. From Memento to The Dark Knight to Inception , the writer/director has consistently used…

Unholy glee

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | It is one thing to kill your enemy; it is another thing to be gleeful about it. We know that even when presiding over the death of evil men, God has no glee…

Ouija is an exercise in foolishness

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | Ouija (rated PG-13 for terror and some language) is like a mashup of a horror movie and the classic Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo —except the…

Every man is religious

Every man is religious

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | An actress on the radio related how her mother, the night before she died in a car accident many years ago, had a dream of bucolic fields of waving grain. The…

Globe Trot: In Mexico, violence trumps immigration in the news

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | MEXICO: Obama’s decision to shield from deportation 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States made only bottom-of-the-fold news in…

Jubilee’s year

By The Editors
Posted

Hope Award | Washington state ministry wins the 2014 Hope Award for Effective Compassion

The poisoned well in Washington

By D.C. Innes
Posted

Immigration | The chatter in the news is that the president, by issuing executive orders to defer deportation action on 5 million illegal aliens, has “poisoned the…

Coveting the inferior

Coveting the inferior

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When my firstborn was little, before her school days, the only bread I ever fed her contained the following ingredients: sprouted wheat, barley, beans,

Weekend Reads: A good combination in making converts

Weekend Reads: A good combination in making converts

By Caleb Nelson
Posted

Books | The Bible is an obvious choice, but what else do you give someone who is interested in Christianity but hardly knows where to begin? Two new books aim to fill…

Interpretive dance

Interpretive dance

Posted by Daniel James Devine

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

The light of the sun in a dark basement

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Daniel of the Year | Congressman Frank Wolf has spent more than three decades showing up in far corners of the globe to help the most vulnerable—and the ‘patron saint of…

Darwin made me do it

By Denyse O’Leary
Posted

Evolution | Despite obvious facts and contradictions, evolutionary psychologists say nearly every human behavior can be explained by natural selection

Mark Dever: A marked ministry

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Capitol Hill pastor says healthy churches have nine things in common

The prosperity gospel in Africa

By Feumba Samen
Posted

Religion | The cultic activity promises worldly power in place of the power of the cross

‘Normal Barbie’ keeps it real with cellulite, stretch marks, and acne

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Culture | Move over, Barbie. A new doll with scars and cellulite is stealing your limelight. She’s the Lammily doll, a “normal Barbie” dreamed up by a toymaker…

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Marriage | Dozens of pastors, priests, and other clergy have signed their names to an online pledge renouncing involvement in government-recognized marriages. “The…

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Presidency | The significance of the president’s unilateral action on immigration

‘Humdrum matrimony’

‘Humdrum matrimony’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | It’s the habit of romantic love

Sent packing

By Emily Belz
Posted

Religious Liberty | Some campus ministries adapt—and even grow—as they lose their homes

Critics urge TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Television | The battle is on—but America’s super-sized family isn’t backing down. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling on TLC to pull its…

Ferguson burns after protests turn violent

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
Posted

Crime | Protestors destroyed a dozen businesses and two police cars after learning Darren Wilson will not be tried for killing Michael Brown

Coveting the inferior

Coveting the inferior

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | When my firstborn was little, before her school days, the only bread I ever fed her contained the following ingredients: sprouted wheat, barley, beans,

Jubilee’s year

By The Editors
Posted

Hope Award | Washington state ministry wins the 2014 Hope Award for Effective Compassion

Religious minorities find a voice in Indonesia, Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Religious Liberty | Even as persecution of Christians grows in much of the world, government officials in two countries recently spoke out in favor of religious freedom for all,

Doug Phillips excommunicated by church he founded

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religion | The leaders of Boerne Christian Assembly in Waring, Texas, announced they have excommunicated Doug Phillips, the former president of Vision Forum Ministries.

Salt and light on campus

Salt and light on campus

By Sophia Lee & Angela Lu
Posted

Education | Christian colleges and universities feel the pressure to prove that the education they offer is worth the heavy costs

Arenas of service

Arenas of service

By Gene Edward Veith
Posted

Work & Calling | A return to Luther's doctrine of vocation would mean a return to God's priorities for our lives-and a return to being more effective salt and light in the…

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

Cardless charge

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | Will Apple Pay change the face of e-commerce?

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

How a pro-life mother helped birth the band Scythian

How a pro-life mother helped birth the band Scythian

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Q&A | The summer music season has seen hundreds of thousands of people gather at festivals like Bonnaroo in Tennessee or Coachella near Los Angeles. The season…

Wanted: Role model

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Sports | Top basketball picks need more than moves on the court 

Federal lawsuits challenge Harvard, UNC over race-based affirmative action

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Higher Education | Federal lawsuits filed last week against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allege improper race-based admissions…

A Wheaton discussion of homosexuality

By Marvin Olasky, Philip Ryken, Amanda Morris & Rosaria Butterfield
Posted

Homosexuality | Former lesbian Rosaria Butterfield found controversy and opportunity on her recent visit to a Christian college campus

Considering the end

Considering the end

By Amy Henry
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Last night I found out that my childhood friend David had died. To my shame I use the term “friend” lightly here. David was a couple of years younger than…

Midday Roundup: The IRS had Lois Lerner’s emails after all

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Found. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General has discovered 30,000 emails sent by former IRS official Lois Lerner—messages the IRS claimed had been destroyed…

A breath of hope

By Nikolas Grosfield
Posted

Lifestyle | A Montana couple practices patience in ministering to Native Americans

God’s elephant in the room

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Iran | Earlier this month  The Economist  ran a special report on Iran, a nation classified by the U.S. State Department as the world’s leading sponsor of…

Families and Ferguson

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Family | Tragedy strikes people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels. The consequences of sin are far-reaching and deeply…

Nothing but Him

Nothing but Him

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Resting in God’s grace at Thanksgiving

Happy days of despair

Happy days of despair

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | What can keep good times from becoming banal and empty?

Church, inc.

Church, inc.

By Mark Bergin
Posted

Religion | New approach to church real estate seeks to dispel civic resentment over lost tax revenue

House divided

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Middle East | An American couple faces Qatari imprisonment over a tragedy in their adoptive home 

New pro-life group: It’s time for a fresh strategy in abortion fight

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | A coalition of pro-life groups is breaking with the national movement against abortion over its willingness to support legislation that includes exceptions…

‘For His good purpose’

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Persecution | American pastor Saeed Abedini pens a letter to his daughter from an Iranian prison

Radical turn

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Terrorism | What’s motivating some young Westerners to join militant Islamist groups?

Child homelessness spikes as marriage crumbles

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Homelessness | The number of homeless children in America is at an all-time high of almost 2.5 million, an 8 percent increase from 2012 to 2013, according to a report…

Louis Zamperini gains his final freedom

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Obituary | World War II POW, who forgave the captors who tortured him, died Wednesday

Unscientific method

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | BioLogos makes the case for evolution but excludes prominent critics

Interpretive dance

Interpretive dance

Posted by Daniel James Devine

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

Critics urge TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Television | The battle is on—but America’s super-sized family isn’t backing down. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling on TLC to pull its…

Unscientific method

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Religion | BioLogos makes the case for evolution but excludes prominent critics

‘Normal Barbie’ keeps it real with cellulite, stretch marks, and acne

By Caroline Leal
Posted

Culture | Move over, Barbie. A new doll with scars and cellulite is stealing your limelight. She’s the Lammily doll, a “normal Barbie” dreamed up by a toymaker…

Judges fell marriage laws in two Southern states

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | Federal judges in Mississippi and Arkansas on Tuesday overturned those states’ laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Both judges put…

Ferguson burns after protests turn violent

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
Posted

Crime | Protestors destroyed a dozen businesses and two police cars after learning Darren Wilson will not be tried for killing Michael Brown

A legal history lesson in the same-sex marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Supreme Court | Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court processed another ruling on the question of same-sex marriage. It let stand a federal judge’s decision ordering South…

Churches step into Ferguson’s pain

By Angela Lu
Posted

Religion | The anger and hurt coursing through the St. Louis suburb gives Christians the opportunity to speak grace and show love

An immigration fix almost nobody loves

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | Republicans, Democrats, and activist groups can all find something to dislike in the president’s executive order

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Presidency | The significance of the president’s unilateral action on immigration

Darwin made me do it

By Denyse O’Leary
Posted

Evolution | Despite obvious facts and contradictions, evolutionary psychologists say nearly every human behavior can be explained by natural selection

Pro-life leader convicted of cackling

By Bob Brown
Posted

Abortion | Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life activist faces jail time after her conviction Wednesday for harassing the operator of that region’s only abortion…

A tale of two kings

A tale of two kings

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Manasseh was a very bad king and Asa was a very good king, but there is more to the story. Asa, the king of Judah (the southern tribe ruled by the descendents…

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

Pastors: Separate church and civil marriages

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Marriage | Dozens of pastors, priests, and other clergy have signed their names to an online pledge renouncing involvement in government-recognized marriages. “The…

Families and Ferguson

By La Shawn Barber
Posted

Family | Tragedy strikes people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels. The consequences of sin are far-reaching and deeply…

Los Angeles then and now

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Race Issues | As people take to the streets over the Ferguson decision, police and protesters recall the 1992 riots

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

Scientific fight over Darwinian evolution goes public

By Dick Peterson
Posted

Science | Doubts about the adequacy of modern evolutionary theory to explain how living organisms change over time have increased in recent years, but mostly behind lab…

St. Louis braces for grand jury decision

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Race Issues | Officials prepare for riots as protestors vow to take to the streets as soon as the announcement is read

‘Humdrum matrimony’

‘Humdrum matrimony’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | It’s the habit of romantic love

Very close idols

Very close idols

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Some elders of Israel paid a visit to the prophet Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord. The Lord gave them a chilly reception. He told Ezekiel: “Son of man, these…

Child homelessness spikes as marriage crumbles

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Homelessness | The number of homeless children in America is at an all-time high of almost 2.5 million, an 8 percent increase from 2012 to 2013, according to a report…

Midday Roundup: The IRS had Lois Lerner’s emails after all

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Found. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General has discovered 30,000 emails sent by former IRS official Lois Lerner—messages the IRS claimed had been destroyed…

God’s elephant in the room

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Iran | Earlier this month  The Economist  ran a special report on Iran, a nation classified by the U.S. State Department as the world’s leading sponsor of…

Happy days of despair

Happy days of despair

By Janie B. Cheaney
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | What can keep good times from becoming banal and empty?

GOP files suit against Obama administration

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Politics | House Republicans have filed suit against President Barack Obama, claiming he overstepped his constitutional authority in enforcing parts of Obamacare. GOP…

Defining our immigration terms

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | One of our mottos at WORLD is “sensational facts, understated prose.” When it comes to immigration, President Obama’s bomb-lob into an already…

Obama he stands

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | President’s abuse of power likely to hold up in the courts, but not to provide promised immigration reforms

A small beginning

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Persecution | Elected officials from many nations gather to combat religious persecution

Doug Phillips leaves the church he founded

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religion | In an announcement, Boerne Christian Assembly says Phillips left without following the procedures he emphasized during his ministry

The prosperity gospel in Africa

By Feumba Samen
Posted

Religion | The cultic activity promises worldly power in place of the power of the cross

How to handle Iran

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Iran | A deadline has come and gone in the seven-nation negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program, but that doesn’t mean the talks are over. Wednesday in…

Mike Nichols remembered for pushing cultural change

By Ian C. Bloom
Posted

Obituary | Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols, a prolific stage and screen director, died of a heart attack yesterday at age 83. His career spanned seven decades, from…

Is Islam a religion of peace?

Is Islam a religion of peace?

By Darrow Miller
Posted

Islam | The West’s definition of ‘peace’ differs dramatically from Islam’s

The light of the sun in a dark basement

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Daniel of the Year | Congressman Frank Wolf has spent more than three decades showing up in far corners of the globe to help the most vulnerable—and the ‘patron saint of…

Religious minorities find a voice in Indonesia, Nepal

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Religious Liberty | Even as persecution of Christians grows in much of the world, government officials in two countries recently spoke out in favor of religious freedom for all,

Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church

By The Editors
Posted

Houses of God | Houston, Texas

Doug Phillips excommunicated by church he founded

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Religion | The leaders of Boerne Christian Assembly in Waring, Texas, announced they have excommunicated Doug Phillips, the former president of Vision Forum Ministries.

An attitude of gratitude

By Cal Thomas
Posted

Culture | If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words “the pursuit of…

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

Chuck Hagel resigns from the Defense Department

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Government | Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned from the Obama administration this morning, a move the president did not resist. An official who spoke on condition of…

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