Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Dementia and delight

Grief & Suffering | Readers share stories showing how a dreadful disease doesn’t extinguish the grace of God
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/30/19, 10:28 am

Delight isn’t a word most people associate with dementia. 

But over the last few weeks, I’ve heard from many readers responding to a story I wrote about dementia, caregivers, and churches. And I’ve been moved by the current of delight that runs through the suffering in many of those messages.

Some caregivers delight when a loved one still remembers a handful of the people closest to him. Some delight when mom remembers the chorus of a familiar hymn or dad reflexively utters the words of the Lord’s Prayer.

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Stranger danger

News analysis | Summer plot twists punctuate a weird season of politics and culture
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/18/19, 11:48 am

Summer hit full stride in July, but backyard barbecues faced stiff competition from indoor pursuits: Netflix released the third season of its nostalgia-fueled hit Stranger Things on July 4 and reported more than 40 million households streamed the show during the first week.

The massive viewership broke streaming records, but a Netflix account wasn’t necessary to watch plenty of other strange things unfold during July.

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Jessie Parks

True grit

Religion | The Anglican Church in North America turns 10 as the battle for Biblical fidelity continues
by Jamie Dean
Posted 7/04/19, 03:19 pm

Rugged pioneers settled a desolate landscape in the plains of north Texas nearly two centuries ago. So, it seems fitting for a group of Christians who fled an arid spiritual landscape more than a decade ago to gather here and survey their progress after pulling up stakes to build something new.

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