Emily Belz

Emily reports for WORLD Magazine from New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Lift every voice and sing

Culture | An evening in the stadium with Washington’s beloved national anthem singer
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/16/18, 12:41 pm

It was a warm spring day at Nationals Park, where a major league baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees was beginning in a few hours. Batting practice had started, and Nationals star Bryce Harper was hitting home runs.

D.C. Washington had just arrived at the stadium, and yes, that is the name his parents gave him when he was born—in Arkansas. His grandmother wanted his initials to be “D.C.” and so his parents complied. The D.C. stands for Dwight Clyde but the only person who ever calls him Dwight is his wife.

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No left turns?

Supreme Court | A conservative legal infrastructure developed over the last 20 years has conservatives hoping the days of unpleasant surprises from Republican-appointed justices are over
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/13/18, 03:13 pm

Despite some muted anxiety from conservatives and loud opposition from liberals, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seems headed for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next several months. President Donald Trump’s second pick for the high court, Kavanaugh, 53, would succeed Kavanaugh's former boss—swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy—for whom he clerked. 

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 Christians in Parliament

Summer salt

United Kingdom | Pastor Tim Keller speaks to UK parliamentarians, and Mossad finds a special watch
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/10/18, 04:12 pm

A New York moment in London:

New York pastor Tim Keller, who recently retired from Redeemer Presbyterian Church, spoke to a group of British members of Parliament in late June at the United Kingdom’s National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. The audience of 170 included members of Parliament and the House of Lords, as well as Prime Minister Theresa May. 

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