Jamie Dean

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

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Law of Liberty

Faith & Inspiration | A moving display of law and gospel punctuates Jordan Peterson’s visit to Liberty University
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/01/19, 02:31 pm

During a remarkable convocation service at Liberty University on March 29, psychologist and best-selling author Jordan Peterson unexpectedly encountered the desperation of someone who wanted to change his life, but who seemed lost to know how to begin.

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Mountain movers

Cities | Medellín, Colombia, once the murder capital of the world, now bustles with better activity
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/29/19, 10:43 am

Fourth in a series on changing cities

On a clear morning in mid-February, a giant boom and a billowing cloud brought a dramatic turn in one of Colombia’s most infamous storylines. Engineers in the northern city of Medellín triggered 180 detonators and demolished the six-story building that drug-lord Pablo Escobar once called home. 

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Words to the wise

Faith & Inspiration | Christian journalism—and Christian conversation—can sometimes be painful, but Proverbs offers a template for words that heal
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/15/19, 04:08 pm

One of the most memorable emails I’ve received in my work as a journalist was from someone unhappy about a story I wrote on climate change. The reader was blunt. “I can’t decide,” he wrote, “whether you’re evil—or an idiot.” 

I confess I was more amused than angered by this email. And we ended up having a cordial exchange when I responded to the reader’s concerns. In the end, he told me he had decided I wasn’t evil—probably just an idiot—but only in the classic sense of the word, which means “uninformed.”

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