Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD's annual Children's Book of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

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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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Local failure, national tragedy

Race Issues | Broad-brush solutions to social problems are worse than futile
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 6/11/20, 02:00 pm

On the night of May 28, while the city of Minneapolis was on fire, Dawn Frederick noticed that looters had broken into a gas station on her block. Understandably, she called the police. Unfortunately, she tweeted about calling the police.

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A pathway to flames

Persecution | The power of dictators cannot ultimately protect them
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 5/12/20, 10:03 am

Does anyone remember when Kim Jong-un, the young and rotund Communist dictator of North Korea, died? I remember well, because it was only last month. As reported by respectable news outlets, death was all but certain, especially since Kim had not appeared at the obligatory celebration of his grandfather’s birthday in April. It’s also well known that the self-indulgent scion of his ruthless dynasty is morbidly obese and not in good health.

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