La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications

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Writers covering themselves with a cloak of pseudonymity

Books
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/17/13, 12:19 pm

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In April she published a crime novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith. The Cuckoo’s Calling, a murder mystery featuring a private investigator named Cormoran Strike who attempts to solve the murder of a model, had reportedly sold 1,500 copies. When the novel’s true author was recently revealed, sales shot up.

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Bush deflects sin question

Religion
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/10/13, 12:19 pm

In a recent interview, an ABC News correspondent asked former President George W. Bush whether lying and adultery conflict with Christian values. Bush paraphrased Matthew 7:3-5: “I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of someone else’s eye when I have a log in my own. … I meant it’s very important for people not to be overly critical of someone else until you’ve examined your own heart.”

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Religious freedom is worth the fight

Religious Liberty
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/03/13, 09:30 am

As WORLD’s Whitney Williams reported last week, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Christian retailer Hobby Lobby could go forward with its case against the government without facing millions in fines for refusing to offer the morning-after pill and similar drugs in employee healthcare coverage.

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