Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Willow Creek Community Church/Photo by Gabriel Lerma

Report finds claims against Hybels credible

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/01/19, 12:58 pm

Independent investigators found that the accusations of inappropriate conduct by Willow Creek Community Church founder and pastor Bill Hybels were credible and would have warranted discipline had he not resigned last year, according to a report released Thursday by the church.

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Singer R. Kelly jailed on abuse charges

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/25/19, 12:37 pm

R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple charges of sexual abuse of a woman and three underage girls. Kelly, 52, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, spent the weekend in jail in Chicago after his arrest Friday. A judge has set bail at $1 million and said he must not have any contact with females younger than 18 if released. Prosecutors claim they have evidence that Kelly had sex with a girl as young as 14.

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Green Book wins top honors at Oscars

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/25/19, 12:19 pm

The 91st Academy Awards honored a diverse slate of winners Sunday night, with the best picture Oscar going to Green Book, a film based on the real-life story of African-American concert pianist Don Shirley on tour with a white chauffeur in the 1960s South. A few years after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy about white dominance of the awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took steps toward recognizing the achievement of African-American and female filmmakers and actors.

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