Lead Stories

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

A cosmic cowboy’s tales of the road

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey talks about his hits and his walk with Jesus

Democrats buffeted by November headwinds

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2014 | Republicans have a slight edge in the fight for the Senate, but victory is far from guaranteed

Little Sisters rejects government ‘accommodation’

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | Catholic group becomes the first major litigant to fight the latest nonprofit regulation

The faulty concept of ‘Christian karma’

The faulty concept of ‘Christian karma’

By Peter Greer
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Ministry | An excerpt from Peter Greer’s The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

How long is too long to detain immigrants?

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | The government is indefinitely holding non-citizens on what critics say is suspect legal reasoning

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

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