J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD’s deputy chief content officer and WORLD Radio’s managing editor based in Dallas. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Child separation back in focus after federal personnel changes

Immigration | Shake-up at key HHS office causes some to question whether hard-line policy will return
by J.C. Derrick & Harvest Prude
Posted 4/27/20, 04:13 pm

Last month, late on Friday the 13th, as coronavirus chaos erupted across the United States, a rumor started circulating in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): a leadership change was coming—and soon. 

With almost no notice, the White House reassigned ORR Director Jonathan Hayes, a man several people told me was the best leader the office ever had. His staff was in shock—and even some tears. 

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USCIRF commissioner indicted

Washington | Charges are the latest tumult for embattled international religious freedom commission
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/05/19, 11:32 am

Federal prosecutors have indicted a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), raising new questions about the commission’s effectiveness and future. 

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Darwinism’s big breakdown

Science | Michael Behe says evolution degrades genes but doesn’t create them
by Marvin Olasky & J.C. Derrick
Posted 11/21/19, 01:05 pm

Michael Behe, a 67-year-old biochemistry professor who has taught at Lehigh University since 1985, has helped to create nine children and two major theories.

His first book, Darwin’s Black Box, focused on “irreducible complexity,” the idea that major evolutionary change requires dozens of small changes to happen all at the same time, an event so statistically improbable as to be virtually impossible.

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