Jamie Dean

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

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Preparing with compassion

Tragedy | Horrible mass shootings remind us local preparation—including among churches—is crucial to loving our neighbors
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/16/18, 11:48 am

One of the most gut-wrenching realities about mass shootings is that they’re always unexpected, and a community never knows it’s the next spot a shooter will strike. 

Even when shooters show alarming warning signs—as did the killer in the Florida massacre this week—parents and students and principals and pastors and neighbors are still stunned when a person who seems “off” suddenly unleashes a bloodbath.

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Lustful eyes

Media | In the massive global scourge that is pornography, men are not the only addicts
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/14/18, 02:35 pm

Jessica Harris was 13 years old when her online research for a school project returned a handful of harmless science videos and one website that changed the course of her life: a link to hardcore pornography.

Harris was shocked, but curious.

“It was like watching a train wreck,” she says. “You know it’s bad, but you can’t look away.” The next time she went online, Harris knew how to find the site again, even though what she had seen was vile. “It was a war of emotions,” she says.

Harris lost the war.

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Do you see this baby?

Life | A child with Down syndrome is chosen as the Gerber baby, and challenges us to look into the face of children often forgotten
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/09/18, 02:33 pm

Lucas Warren has typical hobbies for an 18-month-old baby: He likes to play, laugh, and make other people laugh. But Lucas isn’t a typical toddler. This week, baby food giant Gerber chose Lucas as its “2018 Gerber Spokesbaby.” 

Lucas also happens to have Down syndrome.

Lucas is the eighth winner of the annual contest, but he’s the first baby with Down syndrome chosen for the honor. Gerber chose Lucas’ photo out of 140,000 entries submitted nationwide.

It’s easy to see why. 

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