Lead Stories

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

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep

By Angela Lu
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Taiwan | The traditional Chinese New Year celebrations focus heavily on Buddhism, superstition, and ancestral worship

Pastor: Kayla Mueller reflected God’s love

By Maria Baer
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Terrorism | Family, friends, and strangers gather to honor the American aid worker killed by ISIS

Facebook, Twitter, and the Tower of Babel

Facebook, Twitter, and the Tower of Babel

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Screenwriter and communication professor Craig Detweiler on the theology of technology

What makes millennials stay in church

What makes millennials stay in church

By Daniel James Devine
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Religion | A new study confirms the importance of parents in fostering kids’ adult faith.

A look at China’s patriotic martyrs

By June Cheng
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Persecution | Newly published research portrays a church grateful to suffer government persecution

The ISIS war against ‘the people of the cross’

By Jamie Dean
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ISIS | The Egyptians beheaded by Islamic State militants were family men who died for their Christian faith

Study: Same-sex parents just aren’t the same

By Daniel James Devine
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Family | Growing up in a homosexual household raises risk of childhood emotional problems, according to new research

Judge halts Obama’s immigration action

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | Federal judge in Texas issues temporary injunction to allow states’ lawsuit to proceed

Alvin Townley salutes America’s defiant heroes

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The Alcatraz Eleven were the most subversive prisoners of war in Vietnam

ISIS beheads 21 Christians, Egypt strikes back

By Mindy Belz
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ISIS | Brutal group execution of kidnapped Coptic Christians draws Egypt into a conflict with Islamic militants

George Washington’s moral leadership

By Marvin Olasky
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History | The father of our country set a high standard for those who followed him in the presidency

Jury finds no fraud in Houston petition drive

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Courts | Although both sides declared victory in the fight over an anti-bias ordinance, the full effect of the verdict won’t be known until the judge tallies up all…

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