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.

A Savior with skin

| Jesus came to save a people partnered with their bodies forever
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/28/06, 12:00 am

"Skin for skin!" sneered Satan. "All the blows to Job's property and family only go to make a philosopher of him. But strike his body, and sooner or later a cursing animal will emerge from it."

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'Clean' gets scrubbed

Movie | Ruling stops making of edited movie versions
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/07/06, 12:00 am

In 1998, Sunrise Family Video, a rental outlet based in Utah, offered a version of Titanic with the steamy love scenes edited out. Filmmakers protested, but consumers responded with enthusiasm, leading to the establishment of edited-format film outlets such as CleanFilms, CleanFlicks, and Play It Clean Video.

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The vanishing schoolboy

| The educational neglect of young men will not be without consequence
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/23/06, 12:00 am

This month American kids loaded their backpacks and marched off to school, generally more eager the younger they are. By high school cynicism and detachment have set in, particularly-if dropout statistics are any indication-among boys.

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