Lead Stories

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

Emanuel AME pastor remembered for loving others

By Bob Brown
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Obituary | Clementa Pinckney honored for his work in the church and the state legislature

Pope Francis calls for climate change action

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The much-anticipated encyclical says environmental degradation violates the principle of biblical stewardship

Free speech for church signs, not license plates

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Supreme Court strikes down regulation targeting church signs, upholds regulation on specialty license plates

Former Mars Hill elder apologizes

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | Sutton Turner admits to ‘sinful’ practices as he reaches out to the people he hurt

Elisabeth Elliot enters gates of splendor

By Daniel James Devine
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Obituary | Best-selling author, speaker, and missionary remembered as someone who trusted God with everything

Forecasting Pope Francis on climate change

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The pontiff’s not-yet-released encyclical on the environment has already stirred debate among Catholics. Here’s what it might say.

Finding security and rest in an ‘asymmetrical’ marriage

Finding security and rest in an ‘asymmetrical’ marriage

By Sam A. Andreades
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2015 Books Issue | An excerpt from WORLD’s Book of the Year in Accessible Theology

Graham unveils 20-week abortion ban in Senate

By J.C. Derrick
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Abortion | Presidential candidate hopes to get Washington talking about late-term abortion

Jockeying for position on same-sex marriage

By Warren Cole Smith
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Sexuality | Gay activists are using Tony Campolo’s statement to suggest evangelicals are shifting on homosexuality, but is that true?

Johnnie Moore: It’s time to stand up to ISIS

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Author compiles an on-the-ground account of the horrors of Islamic State

Sex, lies, and audiotape

By Lynn Vincent
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Abortion | In 2002, WORLD obtained undercover tapes that revealed Planned Parenthood may have aided and abetted statutory rapists

Freedom was worth the fight

By Mary Reichard
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History | A 91-year-old D-Day veteran says he would do it all over again

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