Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based in Missouri. She writes novels for young adults, is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series, and reviews books at RedeemedReader.com. Follow Janie on Twitter @jbcheaney.

The evil within

Religion | Human nature suffers from more than a “mismatch”
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/29/20, 11:30 pm

In the dark days of the pandemic, actor John Krasinski premiered a homemade video podcast called Some Good News (or, as it soon became known, SGN). Producing it in his living room with a title card drawn by his school-age daughter, Krasinski walked the nation through the normal highlights of springtime (prom, graduation, weddings), virtual-style. Celebrity friends contributed their talents and viewers contributed short videos, artwork, and inspiring messages.

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Americans’ great expectations, unmet

History | Neither side of our political divide is likely to be satisfied
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/16/20, 05:09 pm

In 1765, when the American Colonies erupted over the Stamp Act, King George didn’t get it. Weren’t these subjects well treated? Did they not prosper from benign neglect? And this taxation they were incensed about was meant to cover the expense of defending them. What was their problem?

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Cheap knockoffs

Religion | Five Christian heresies that made the modern world
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/02/20, 04:16 pm

God does not bodily descend into the world without changing it forever. Those who fear our culture is returning to paganism are wrong: Our culture is developing an uneasy mix of pagan worldview saturated with perversions of Christian teaching. For example:

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