La Shawn Barber

La Shawn is a former WORLD columnist.

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New year, same promise

Faith & Inspiration
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 1/01/14, 01:00 pm

In an increasingly degenerate world, it’s easy to become disheartened. In our lifetimes, our society has legally (though not morally) redefined the ancient, God-ordained institution of marriage to the point of absurdity: the idea that two men or two women, sexually incompatible and unequipped to create life with each other, can call themselves married. The legal sanctioning of threesomes isn’t far behind. Before we leave this earth, we might even witness a shameless public push to lower the age of consent so that adults can “marry” prepubescent children.

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Born to us a Savior

Faith & Inspiration
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 12/25/13, 08:57 am

Christmas in the United States is a secularized holiday that even the most zealous unbeliever enjoys. Who doesn’t appreciate time off from work, opening presents, eating good food, and spending time with family? During the Christmas season, people decorate, celebrate, sleep late, and shop. Believers can do these things, but we must also drill down to the real meaning of the season. If we truly live our faith, we commemorate the Savior’s birth all year. But today try to imagine what it must have been like for the shepherds called to see a newborn child:

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Federal judge: Tear down Mount Soledad Cross

Religious Liberty
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 12/18/13, 11:54 am

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