Effective Compassion | From abandonment to abuse to assault to prison to evangelism
Charities | World Vision’s link to a terror-sponsoring Islamic charity shows the need for transparency in a season of giving
Faith & Inspiration | God often replaces my anxieties with an abundance of helpful sources
Persecution | In continuing crackdown, police detained Early Rain Church members worshipping at a park
China | The growth of surveillance technology is enabling the Chinese government’s rapid transformation into Big Brother
Religious Liberty New York tries to suppress the religious beliefs of private adoption agencies
International United States stays out of far-reaching global migration accord
Life Supreme Court turned away funding case, but pro-lifers hold out for future victories
International Plus, a new church in Ukraine and other international news and notes
News | Agony and ecstasy—12 months of turmoil, disaster, death, rescue, victory, and celebration
Obituaries | Extraordinary lives: Billy Graham, George and Barbara Bush, Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Eugene Peterson, and more
Persecution | An influential house church in China responds to a wave of police detentions
Evangelicalism | Former elders, pastors, and staffers from Chicago’s Harvest Bible Chapel accuse the church of financial mismanagement and a culture of deception and intimidation
A Spanish play lost for 400 years gets a warm reading before a New York audience
The Southern Baptist report on slavery reveals tragedy but offers Christian hope
Snapshots of China
China promises to combat opioid drug sales to the United States
Counting my blessings in my not-so-normal family life
NPR from a Christian Worldview: Each weekday morning, enjoy daily radio news, interviews, commentary, and original features reported from the field.
Nick Eicher talks with George Ayittey about the Trump administration's new Africa strategy; Mindy Belz reports on international news; and Kyle Ziemnick learns about the life of an auctioneer. Plus: commentary from Jamie Dean.
For sharable story transcripts and audio, please visit worldandeverything.org
Insightful interviews with popular musicians, Christian thought leaders, makers of movies and television, respected authors, and key political leaders.
This week, Warren Smith talks with singer and songwriter Keith Getty.
For shareable story transcripts and audio, please visit worldandeverything.org
Persecution | An open letter from detained Chinese pastor Wang Yi
Religion | Major Christian groups endorse framework to expand LGBT rights in exchange for religious protections
China | Officials have taken into custody more than 100 members and leaders of Early Rain Covenant Church in a crackdown that began Sunday night
News | Remembering an honorable president during a gospel-focused funeral
Religious Liberty | Board refuses to accommodate high school instructor’s Biblical views on sex
Race Issues | The Southern Baptist report on slavery reveals tragedy but offers Christian hope
Sexuality | Doctors, scientists, academics, and legal professionals call for a scientific, binary definition of sex
A string of emailed bomb threats sent Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses, and government buildings across the United States triggered evac
The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it was exploring all options amid serious financial woes but would not confirm or deny it might apply for
A jury has recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for a man convicted of murdering a counterprotester at a white nationalist rally
Federal agents thwarted two unconnected but potentially devastating terror attacks in Toledo, Ohio, the FBI and Justice Department announced Monday
Life | California reconsiders college campus abortion bill
A winter storm blanketed five southern U.S. states with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Saturday into Monday.
Family | Ten reasons why parents should offer the gift of a smartphone-free childhood
Compassion | Congregations that protect illegal immigrants walk a fine legal line
Compassion | Police and experts say the business has moved back out to the streets
Compassion | Governments grapple with how to handle the thousands of migrants ineligible for asylum
Charity | On ‘Giving Tuesday’ in not-so-generous New York, Mormons try to raise money for groups like Catholic Charities via vending machine
Compassion | Making sense of the U.S. response to migrant caravans
Compassion | Midterm results show conservatives softening toward Obamacare
Compassion | Tiny homes that allowed alcohol and drug use did little to help Seattle’s homeless
Homelessness | One woman’s providential visit to her homeless brother in Los Angeles
Effective Compassion | Growing up in a neighborhood with more married adults helps poor children
Education | Recent studies of tuition-free college programs show they don’t help the neediest students
Education | State leaders find common ground in support for early childhood education
Education | Opponents decry the policy, but the Department of Education says it is fairer than before
Education | International study questions conventional wisdom on student-teacher ratios
Higher Education | What was once satirical nonsense is now standard academic fare
News analysis | Death, arrogance, grace, and taxes
Education | Education savings account programs in Arizona and New Mexico suffer midterm setbacks
Education | School funding became a rallying cry this spring but had mixed results at the ballot box Tuesday
Education | Signing—or writing—diversity statements is becoming a common part of the higher ed hiring process
A Vatican committee sent a letter on Tuesday warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the global sexual abuse scanda
Faith & Inspiration | Evil days may be ahead, but God picked us for such a time as this
Religious Liberty | A Christian homeowner wins the right to share the real meaning of Christmas
Faith & Inspiration | Counting my blessings in my not-so-normal family life
Religion | A new C.S. Lewis letter and the stresses of fame
Faith & Inspiration | Luke’s orderly account of Christ’s birth and life is inspiration for Christian reporting and other God-glorifying endeavors
Religious Liberty | Arizona Supreme Court takes religious liberty case
Culture | A Spanish play lost for 400 years gets a warm reading before a New York audience
Books | Eight insights from the Hank the Cowdog School of Writing
Media | The cultural revolution demands conformity and denies grace
Books | History books and hopeful nominations
Music | Listening to the Beatles create ‘the magic circle within a square’
Children's Books | Recent fiction for tweens and teens
Books | The First Testament
In The First Testament, Goldingay tries to defamiliarize the Old Testa
Books | Books to read before I sleep
Television | BBC series Bodyguard offers thrills and intrigue, but with objectionable content
WASHINGTON—Russia’s social media campaign to sow discord and disinformation in U.S.
WASHINGTON—A stalemate over funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border could force a partial government shutdown Friday.
President Donald Trump and his legal team on Sunday continued to lash out at the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who faces federal investigations into his travel, political activity, and potential conflicts of interest, will leav
A federal judge’s ruling Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional sets up a major legal showdown over the law but won’t affect exist
President Donald Trump said Friday that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will be his next chief of staff.
The 9th U.S.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday defied the White House by rebuking Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Politics | Washington cannot do much to regulate big tech, nor should it, experts say
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced late Monday that Parliament would vote the week of Jan.
A French court on Monday handed down terror charges against a man suspected of supplying the gun to the shooter who killed five people near the Str
Authorities raided an underground church in southern China over the weekend in an ongoing
International | Plus, a pastor’s bold witness in China
Chinese authorities on Friday issued a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion worth of U.S.
A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday she conspired to gather intelligence on conservative political groups.
French law enforcement officers on Thursday tracked down and fatally shot the terror suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting that kille
Science | Researchers messed up the math
Technology | New 911 technology provides first responders with automatic info
Science | A DNA study leads to logical and Biblical—but not popular—conclusions about our origins
Science | The revelation that a Chinese researcher produced gene-edited babies should be a wake-up call over ethics
Three astronauts successfully blasted off to the International Space Station on Monday from Kazakhstan following an aborted mission in October.
Science | Grim predictions are still standard, but climate models are not as definitive as they seem
The Chinese government on Thursday ordered researcher He Jiankui of Shenzhen to halt his experiments after he told a scientific conference in Hong
A Chinese researcher continues to alarm the scientific and bioethics community with claims of being the first in the world to use gene editing
A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the Red Planet Monday.
Marriott on Friday announced a massive data breach that compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests at its Starwood hotels.
General Motors announced Monday plans to lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and possibly close five plants.
The Christmas shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday, but early bird shoppers in stores that opened Thursday evening have already s
Authorities in Japan on Monday arrested Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds.
Amazon announced Tuesday plans to split its highly anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia.
A ticket bought in South Carolina won the Mega Millions lottery on Tuesday with a final prize of $1.537 billion, lottery officials said.
U.S. stocks are tentatively recovering from a dip last week.
Once America’s retail giant, Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday after 132 years in business.
World stock markets perked up a little Friday morning after heavy losses this week. Major U.S.