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.

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LifeWay to close all stores

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/20/19, 04:38 pm

LifeWay Christian Resources announced Wednesday it will close all 170 of its retail stores this year and focus on digital sales. In January, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention said it would reduce its brick-and-mortar locations due to declining customer traffic and sales. “While we had hoped to keep some stores open, current market projections show this is no longer a viable option,” acting President and CEO Brad Waggoner said in a statement.

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ISIS camp falls in Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/19/19, 01:15 pm

U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an Islamic State (ISIS) encampment near the village of Baghuz, the last territory controlled by the terror group. Hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, Syrian Defense Forces spokesman Mustafa Bali said. Among those captured were suspects in a January bombing that killed four Americans in northern Syria.

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Church finance watchdog suspends Harvest

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/18/19, 11:19 am

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) suspended the membership of Chicago-area megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel after blogger Julie Roys reported lavish spending by fired Pastor James MacDonald. “Given the emergence of new information, we have concerns the church may be in serious violation of ECFA Standards,” the organization said in a statement Friday.

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