Lead Stories

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

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

Elisabeth Elliot enters gates of splendor

By Daniel James Devine
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Obituary | Best-selling author, speaker, and missionary remembered as someone who trusted God with everything

Forecasting Pope Francis on climate change

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The pontiff’s not-yet-released encyclical on the environment has already stirred debate among Catholics. Here’s what it might say.

Finding security and rest in an ‘asymmetrical’ marriage

Finding security and rest in an ‘asymmetrical’ marriage

By Sam A. Andreades
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2015 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s Book of the Year in Accessible Theology

Graham unveils 20-week abortion ban in Senate

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | Presidential candidate hopes to get Washington talking about late-term abortion

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