Lead Stories

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

More turmoil for Seattle’s Mars Hill Church

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | Worship leader Dustin Kensrue’s resignation caps two difficult weeks since Pastor Mark Driscoll announced a six-week sabbatical

Dinesh D’Souza pleads for mercy, voices regret

By Emily Belz
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Courts | Conservative commentator asks judge not to send him to jail after pleading guilty to orchestrating illegal campaign contributions

Women’s college redefines ‘women’

By Daniel James Devine
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Sexuality | Mount Holyoke becomes the first of the ‘Seven Sisters’ to accept transgender students based solely on their self-identity

Learning to think for ourselves

Learning to think for ourselves

By June Cheng
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China | A Chinese student recounts her transition from rote secular learning to a Classical Christian education

Gregory Thornbury on the gap in Christian students’ education

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The president of The King’s College in New York discusses how to re-enchant the younger generation

Anthony Bradley vs. evangelical tribalism

Anthony Bradley vs. evangelical tribalism

By Anthony Bradley
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Religion | Have you made your political ideology your hermeneutic, cherry-picked Bible verses, and created an enemies list of those who don’t see it your way?

Tinder for the explosion in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Education | A battle over a failing school district helped stoke the fires of racial tension that engulfed North County, Mo., after Michael Brown’s death

Homeschool leader disavows ‘patriarchy’

By Daniel James Devine
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Education | HSLDA founder Michael P. Farris criticizes the teachings of former ministry leaders Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard

Opposing views on homeschool regulation

Opposing views on homeschool regulation

By Daniel James Devine
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Back to School | HSLDA responds to policy recommendations from a group advocating for more government oversight

Driscoll to take a break from Mars Hill Church

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | The megachurch pastor will step down for at least six weeks while elders investigate charges against him

Parenting troubled teens

Parenting troubled teens

By Jen Hatmaker
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Parenting | Reassuring Mom and Dad that they are not alone in their struggles

Obama administration takes Supreme Court hint

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | New contraceptive mandate regulations follow model of the court’s Wheaton College order

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