Lead Stories

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

Supreme Court: Marriage is between ‘two persons’

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Justice Anthony Kennedy delivers a sweeping opinion with implications for religious groups

Player returns after trials and tribulations

By Tom Trepiak
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Amy Writing Awards | A three-year absence for a former top Humboldt State basketball recruit teaches life lessons. The fourth prize award winner

Obamacare survives second court challenge

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Chief Justice Roberts again upholds Obamacare while Justice Scalia pens exasperated dissent

‘Reliving his nightmare’

By Louise K. Ahern
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Amy Writing Awards | ‘Lost Boy’ escapes Sudanese violence a second time. The fifth prize award winner

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

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