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WORLD offers hard-hitting, truth-telling, uniquely Christian worldview reporting that stands in stark contrast to the mainstream media in these confusing, chaotic days. Our website and magazine feature national and international news; newsmaker profiles and interviews; movie, book, and music reviews; political cartoons; commentary on current issues; and more.
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Working heartily for the Lord

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 5:47pm
“I want to meet with all our Christian associates once each quarter,” Michael, the company’s CEO, said to his senior staff. “I’ve made a commitment that we want to operate this company on biblical principles. I want to be accountable to you and those believing associates to keep that promise and seek their advice on how we can improve. What do you think?” His staff’s response stunned Michael. “You can do that if you want,” said Phyllis, the sales manager. “We respect
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Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 4:43pm
How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate transportation from Mason, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., reserve hotel and conference rooms, and arrange speaking engagements with members of Congress. This is precisely what teachers at Mars Hill Academy, a Cincinnati-area classical Christian school, did, as they handed the reins to 14 student leaders who spent nine months planning each and
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Does your city measure up to Indianapolis?

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 2:59pm
Motivated by faith, many ministries in this Midwestern city bear fruit in their good works
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Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:50am
Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that “would teach the truth from the Word of God,” and she thought she would receive a degree after completing her studies in biblical education, with an emphasis on missions. Now, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is trying to prevent the school from conferring degrees. Perhaps a certificate of completion or a diploma, but
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Among outrageous pop stars, Ed Sheeran is weirdly normal

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:00am
Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands out from this year’s Grammy frenzy. It’s not his nomination for the coveted best-album award nor his blockbuster sales numbers, though Sheeran finds himself on top of an elite group.  Spotify recently named him the most listened-to artist in the world, with 860 million downloads, according to The Independent. What’s different is not even his arresting musical style, a sleek combination of indie-acoustic with R&B and
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Alabama marriage law struck down

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:53pm
A federal judge declared Alabama’s law defining marriage as between one man and one woman unconstitutional today ahead of the Supreme Court’s expected ruling on the issue this summer. U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled the state must recognize two Mobile women as married after they who received a marriage license in California. Both an Alabama statute and the state’s 2006 voter-approved marriage amendment violated the equal-protection clause of the U.S. Constitution,
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Future fumbles

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:15pm
Here for fun is the syllabus of a college course that might be taught in 40 years: History 210 / Professor Nivram The Crisis of the 21st Century is a commonly applied name for the almost-collapse of the United States in recent decades. Students who took my classical history course last year and read about Diocletian will note the resemblances to the Crisis of the Third Century in the Roman Empire. The United States pulled back internationally beginning in 2009, with dramatic results (see
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GOP-led Senate begins mission to fix No Child Left Behind

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:03pm
In its first hearing of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions tackled a topic that has plagued lawmakers for years: How to fix No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Thirteen years ago, President George W. Bush signed NCLB, mandating standardized testing and consequences when schools failed to show “adequate yearly progress.” The law came up for reauthorization over seven years ago, and although almost everyone agrees it needs reform, Congress has
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Business classes transform inmates into CEOs

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:23pm
Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It could be earlier if he gets paroled. Chavez is serving an eight-year sentence in a Texas prison for aggravated assault. While incarcerated, though, he is participating in a unique program designed to encourage prisoner reform and reduce recidivism through the teaching of business concepts. “Man, my life was just selfishness,” Chavez
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In defense of villains

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:39pm
The New York Yankees are the bullies of baseball, always buying other teams’ players and the wins that go with them. The Oakland Raiders are (or were) every bit as dirty and sinister as their dread logo indicates. The Los Angeles Lakers are just so glitzy and glamorous. The St. Louis Cardinals are like that snotty-nosed kid in school who never did anything wrong and was the best at everything. And the New England Patriots win a lot, sure, but they’re always cutting corners, the
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Globe Trot: France issues plan to fight extremism

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:02pm
FRANCE:  Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced today sweeping measures to combat terrorism in France. But according to polls, the French are taking new interest in the National Front and its leader, Marine Le Pen. She takes a hard right position on immigration and wants to limit social spending for immigrants, says William J. Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition. Americans watching insecurity in Europe should take interest in how Europe’s expansive
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The youthful state of the pro-life movement

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:15pm
Tens of thousands of pro-lifers descended on the nation’s capitol in Thursday’s March for Life that marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court decision that gave a woman the right to pay an abortionist to kill her unborn child in any state, at any time, for any reason or no reason. In remembering that decision, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked this week about the progress the pro-life movement has made since then. He said the
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Relocating raccoons and other detainees

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:27pm
Squirrels, rabbits, opossums, and raccoons are on my father’s enemies list. We have ridden quite a few vermin out of town in a cage, depositing them in wooded areas a short drive from the house. I, sitting quietly in the car and watching the operation, am not so certain. I have read that to be sure the unwelcome guest will not revisit one’s vegetable garden, one should drive at least 10 miles out. People are not vermin, but even the Bible suggests that we can learn lessons from animal
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Midday Roundup: Going to Disneyland? Make sure you’ve had your shots

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:03pm
Sick days. Health officials in California this week warned people who have not been vaccinated for measles to stay away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the epicenter of an outbreak that has infected 70 people. The outbreak began in December and has affected more than just the theme park. A high school in Orange County asked 24 unvaccinated students to stay home for three weeks after a student with measles came to school. A movement against childhood vaccinations appears to be playing a role
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A video game that asks theological questions

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:30am
Dragon Age: Inquisition puts players in control of the Herald of Andraste, a messianic figure that many claim was sent by “the Maker” to save the world from the demonic forces threatening to undo it. That question, whether the Herald is actually the world’s savior, representing God’s plan of salvation for the world, takes center stage in the game’s narrative. Unfortunately, whatever interesting things Inquisition’s narrative has to say about God, religion, and redemption
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Thermopylae on the way

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:00am
It’s time for the church to be bold
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The serpent’s egg

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:00am
France’s walled-off immigrant populations have turned mischievous and murderous
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Mailbag

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:00am
Letters from our readers
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Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:00am
North Platte, Neb.
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The evidence we want

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:00am
Where on earth has the ‘beautiful religion’ of Islam created anything like an attractive society?
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