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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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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

‘Humdrum matrimony’

‘Humdrum matrimony’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | It’s the habit of romantic love

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…

The prosperity gospel in Africa

By Feumba Samen
Posted

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

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…

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

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…

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…

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

The forgotten feast

The forgotten feast

By Mindy Belz
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Even in ‘a desolate wilderness,’ remember Thanksgiving

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Foxcatcher

By Sophia Lee
Posted

Movies | Few things are more uncomfortable than watching a full five-minute scene of two muscled grown men in tights entangled in a tango of hugs, tugs, tumbles, and…

Report: Adam Lanza’s mom, schools failed

By Andrew Branch
Posted

Newtown Mass Shooting | New analysis claims people who should have helped instead allowed Newtown shooter’s problems to fester

Another Midwest governor prompts White House whispers

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted

Campaign 2016 | This article is the 18th in the White House Wednesday series   by The World and Everything in It  looking at potential 2016 candidates for president.

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

Tanzania to 40,000 Maasai: Get lost!

By Feumba Samen
Posted

Africa | In little more than one month, 40,000 Maasai tribe members in northern Tanzania will be forced to leave the lands on which they and their ancestors have…

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…

‘Humdrum matrimony’

‘Humdrum matrimony’

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | It’s the habit of romantic love

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

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…

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,

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

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

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.

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

Wanted: Role model

By Andrew Branch
Posted

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

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…

A breath of hope

By Nikolas Grosfield
Posted

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

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…

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…

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?

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…

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…

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

Cardless charge

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

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

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…

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…

Providential perspective

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Q&A | Homeschooler turned sportswriter Thomas Lake shares stories that are more than chance collections of circumstance

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

Globe Trot: No freedom for Chibok’s captive schoolgirls

By Jamie Dean
Posted

International | NIGERIA: More than a week after the Nigerian government announced the terrorist group Boko Haram had agreed to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped…

Thoughts on raising children—after the fact

Thoughts on raising children—after the fact

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Parenting | If I were asked for my thoughts on raising children, I would make this simple suggestion: Think about your own childhood. Many of your answers are found…

Slavery and the Bible

Slavery and the Bible

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Christians do not like to talk about slavery because it invites criticism of the Bible. Too bad. Knowledge of all the facts would make a wonderful apologetic…

Walking through fire

By Tiffany Owens
Posted

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

Another problem for Hillary

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Nigeria | New revelations raise questions about U.S. response to Nigeria’s Boko Haram

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

Unscientific method

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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

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…

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

‘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…

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…

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

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

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

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

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

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…

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

Slavery and the Bible

Slavery and the Bible

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Christians do not like to talk about slavery because it invites criticism of the Bible. Too bad. Knowledge of all the facts would make a wonderful apologetic…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

It’s the company you keep

By Barnabas Piper
Posted

Sports | Bad company corrupts good morals. That sounds like something your dear old grandma used to say, and she actually got it straight from Scripture. She said it…

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

UN: Birth control, abortion, and sex ed key to economic success

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

United Nations | A new UN report claims the world’s unprecedented 1.8 billion young people have the potential to propel growth and productivity in the developing world, but…

‘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…

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…

A breath of hope

By Nikolas Grosfield
Posted

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

Thoughts on raising children—after the fact

Thoughts on raising children—after the fact

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Parenting | If I were asked for my thoughts on raising children, I would make this simple suggestion: Think about your own childhood. Many of your answers are found…

Proposed EPA ozone rule could suffocate the economy

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Environment | Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the amount of allowable ozone in the air Americans breathe. The new limit is supposed…

Appeals court lets ruling against abortion safety law stand

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not reverse its earlier decision to block a Mississippi law that requires abortionists to obtain admitting…

A high-tech harvest the pilgrims would envy

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Agriculture | City dwellers may no longer make the connection, but Thanksgiving Day has long been associated with harvest time. School children do if they hear the story of…

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…

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

Web Reads: What does Thanksgiving taste like in your state?

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Newsworthy | Beyond the turkey. For those cooking or eating on Thanksgiving Day, The New York Times offers a recipe from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico that…

Our lost lambs

Our lost lambs

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | I remember the Christmas my brother Isaac and I lost the sheep. One was small and white, a tiny plastic lamb no bigger than the baby Jesus figurine. The other…

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