Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the political beat and other topics as national editor for WORLD Magazine. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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The unborn legacy

Life | Pro-life lessons from Cecile Richards’ postmodern tenure at Planned Parenthood
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/08/18, 11:08 am

When Cecile Richards stepped down as president of Planned Parenthood last week, glowing profiles celebrated her leadership of the nation’s largest facilitator of abortions.

But Richards’ legacy is dark.

Nearly 4 million unborn children died in Planned Parenthood centers during her 12-year tenure.

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Steady grace

Churches | Sad times at Willow Creek Church show the importance of church community and daily dependence on God’s mercy
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/27/18, 04:56 pm

These are hard days for members of Willow Creek Community Church. The Chicago-area megachurch is grappling with reports that its decadeslong pastor, Bill Hybels, made inappropriate advances toward several women. 

Hybels denied the allegations, but told his congregation, “I placed myself in situations that would have been far wiser to avoid.” He had planned to retire in October after 40 years of ministry, but stepped down from his post in early April.

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Begin with the end

Relationships | Work is important in life, but it won’t be on our minds in our last minutes
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/25/18, 08:45 am

When journalists at major American newspapers write obituaries for the news sections of their publications, the opening sentence usually identifies the reason the deceased person is widely known.

If tradition holds, future obits likely will remember Capt. Tammie Jo Shults as the Southwest Airlines pilot who deftly landed a heavily damaged jetliner with a gaping hole in the side, saving the lives of 142 passengers and five crew members.

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