Lead Stories

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

Perseverance and hope through disability

By Courtney Crandell
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Life | Joni Eareckson Tada says the Martin Pistorius story should encourage Christians to advocate for the humanity of people mistakenly called ‘vegetables’

Obama: ‘The shadow of crisis has passed’

By J.C. Derrick
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State of the Union | President paints glowing picture in second-to-last State of the Union Address

Philip Yancey: I work out my faith in print

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | After 40 years as a Christian author, Yancey keeps coming back to the themes of suffering and grace

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

Did Colonial America have abortions? Yes, but …

By Marvin Olasky
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Abortion | An excerpt from Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America

Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

By Emily Belz
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Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

Fan favorites shut out of Oscar race

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Some of this year’s best-loved films and the talent that made them got seriously snubbed

A new Hollywood attempt at selling Jesus

By Sophia Lee
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Television | Marketing for the TV movie Killing Jesus predictably downplays the divinity of Christ

Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | An update on five small businesses that refused to participate in same-sex weddings and paid a heavy price

Matt Maher on music, fatherhood, and Christ

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The popular contemporary Christian musician talks about how becoming a dad changed his view of the gospel

Nigeria attack: Too many bodies to count

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Boko Haram’s terror rampage may be one of the deadliest in the Islamist group’s history

Our seared conscience on abortion

By Matt Chandler
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Abortion | Because pro-abortion arguments are no longer rational, Christians, more than ever, need to repent, pray, vote, and get involved for the long haul

Nursing new beginnings in CAR

By Rob Holmes
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Africa | Graduates from a new nursing program championed by an American couple are bringing physical and spiritual healing to Central African Republic

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