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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Meet the Republican running as a Democrat

Campaign 2016 | Art Halvorson lost his bid for a U.S. House set in the GOP primary but is on the ticket thanks to a write-in campaign by conservative members of the other party
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/29/16, 11:53 am

ALTOONA, Pa.—On a recent sunny afternoon in central Pennsylvania, four dozen senior adults gathered in the Calvary Baptist Church basement to share a meal, sing patriotic songs, and listen to a U.S. House candidate.

Art Halvorson, wearing khaki pants and a white shirt with sleeves rolled up, stepped to the microphone to talk about what the Bible has to say about government. It took only a few words for his voice to crack with emotion.

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Senators prod DOJ on delayed Boko Haram designation

Terrorism | Lawmakers want to know why it took so long to acknowledge the Nigerian terror group’s threat
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/28/16, 12:40 pm

WASHINGTON—Two Republican U.S. senators are seeking all relevant communication between the State Department and the Department of Justice regarding the years-long process of designating Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and David Vitter, R-La., a member of the committee, sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting the information.

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CCCU adopts new membership policy


Higher Education | Plan grants pathway for return of three schools willing to hire staff in same-sex marriages

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/27/16, 12:31 pm

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has adopted new guidelines to address evolving differences among member schools on the definition of marriage.

“We believe that this document rightly articulates both the core and the breadth of the CCCU in a way that will make us the most effective witness and advocate for Christian higher education,” board chairman Charles Pollard, president of John Brown University, wrote to CCCU presidents in a letter dated Sept. 22.

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