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.

Worthy YA

Children’s Books of the Year | Four outstanding novels for teens
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/13/20, 01:20 pm

Lovely War

by Julie Berry

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Picture a triangle

Relationships | Polyamory makes deviance the norm
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/30/20, 02:55 pm

The post’s headline read, “Polyamory Is Growing—And We Need To Get Serious About It.” I clicked, expecting a serious breakdown of a serious issue that everyone should consider seriously.

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Atheism’s second thoughts

Religion | Nonbelievers have realized they must reckon with original sin
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/16/20, 03:26 pm

In a satirical epilogue to The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis imagines his venerable old demon rising to propose a toast after the annual Tempters’ Training College dinner. While commending his hosts, Screwtape can’t refrain from genteel complaints about the disappointing dinner—that is, the poor quality of the sinners it comprised. That Municipal Authority with Graft Sauce was barely palatable, much less the lukewarm Casserole of Adulterers. It wasn’t the fault of the kitchen staff, for it could only do so much with what it had.

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