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.

In our own likeness

| Creative authors still cannot create a different human nature
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/18/03, 12:00 am

THE CONTRAST COULD NOT BE MORE OBVIOUS: "When God created man, He made him in the likeness of God." So reads Genesis 5:1, which then continues, "When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth."

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Christ at the movies

| Art can reflect truth, but only a preacher can preach it
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/23/03, 12:00 am

A FEW MONTHS AGO ON THIS PAGE MY ESTEEMED colleague and friend Andree Seu pondered the vexing question of Christians and movies. She came to no firm conclusions, nor do Christians generally display consensus: Some want to engage the culture and some want to evangelize it. Some may believe that movies can do both. I doubt it.

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Quantum faith

| We can only think from point to point, but God fills the spaces
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/09/03, 12:00 am

Just when you thought you had a handle on quantum mechanics, along comes quantum computing. Without going into detail (because I don't understand it, to tell the truth), quantum computing is based on "qubits" which can hold the 1-value and the 0-value simultaneously. This means that a string of only seven qubits could, with the proper laser manipulation, perform thousands of computations at the same time, far outpacing conventional machines that do their processing by clunky, value-exclusive bits.

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