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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Monuments men

Race Issues | As the question of Confederate statues sharply divides people, the gospel of Christ quietly brings them together in the heart of the old Confederacy
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/29/17, 09:58 pm

CLARKSTON, Ga., and AUGUSTA, Ga.—On a steamy Sunday morning in northern Georgia, joggers toting water bottles huff up a steep hill next to a massive granite rock soaring 800 feet into the humid Georgia air.

Stone Mountain Park is one of Georgia’s most visited tourist attractions, with its hiking, camping, ropes courses, railroad, water attractions, dinosaur-related exhibits, and one other notable display: the largest Confederate monument in the country.

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Alternative evils

Protest | The growing alt-right and antifa movements peddle poisonous messages that contradict Christian and American values
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/29/17, 08:38 pm

Long before Richard Spencer grabbed national attention at the tumultuous August “Unite the Right” rally led by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., he’d been spinning his vision of superiority and racism under the banner of the “alt-right,” or “alternative right,” for years.

If the term “alt-right” seems vague, that’s because it often serves as a broad banner for loosely connected groups promoting a range of views rooted in race-based ideologies.

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Seed of war

News | Self-idolatry roils cities from Pyongyang to Charlottesville
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/17/17, 09:59 am

What do the two cities of Pyongyang, North Korea, and Charlottesville, Va., have in common?

Most days, it seems very little. But during the waning days of summer, a virulent thread connected the otherwise distant cities. In a word: idolatry.

In Pyongyang, enslaved North Korean citizens bowed to a tyrannical dictator demanding devotion and threatening to terrorize the world to retain his own kingdom. In Charlottesville, throngs of demonstrators worshipped another god that exalts self and brings death: the notion of racial superiority.

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