Lead Stories

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In-depth, online-only feature-length articles written by WORLD's team of editors, reporters, and contributors.

Bill Gothard defends himself on new website

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | Former ministry leader denies allegations of sexual abuse, but women who say he abused them stick by their stories, as donors try to prevent the sale of…

A WORLD Book of the Year author on affirming gender

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Sam Andreades wrote enGendered based on his studies and pastoral experiences

‘Shaken to the core’

By Nicole C. Brambila
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Amy Writing Awards | Pennsylvania church finds healing after Palm Sunday murders. An award of outstanding merit winner

Blaine Harden on understanding North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Q&A | Well-known biographer talks about his latest retelling of a defector’s story

Urban mission

By Timothy Meinch
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Amy Writing Awards | A new downtown home for a suburban megachurch in Des Moines, Iowa. An award of outstanding merit winner

Charleston’s Christians pray for unity

By Dick Peterson
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Shooting | Amid the ruins of racial violence, the church calls believers to love across all divisions

We shall overcome

By Dick Peterson
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Shooting | The Charleston community gathers to mourn and look to God for answers in the aftermath of Wednesday’s slayings

The best in fiction and history

The best in fiction and history

By Michel Faber & Erik Larson
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2015 Books Issue | Excerpts from two of WORLD’s Books of the Year

Emanuel AME pastor remembered for loving others

By Bob Brown
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Obituary | Clementa Pinckney honored for his work in the church and the state legislature

Pope Francis calls for climate change action

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The much-anticipated encyclical says environmental degradation violates the principle of biblical stewardship

Free speech for church signs, not license plates

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Supreme Court strikes down regulation targeting church signs, upholds regulation on specialty license plates

Former Mars Hill elder apologizes

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | Sutton Turner admits to ‘sinful’ practices as he reaches out to the people he hurt

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