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.

Harvest Christian Fellowship

Pastor Jarrid Wilson dies of suicide

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/11/19, 10:48 am

Jarrid Wilson, an associate pastor of a California megachurch and an advocate for mental health, committed suicide Monday. He was 30. Wilson, who served at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., spoke openly of his struggles with depression and co-founded the suicide prevention nonprofit organization Anthem of Hope. Before his death Monday, he tweeted he was officiating the funeral of a woman who killed herself. He also posted a series of statements about mental illness and faith.

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Third country asylum rule halted again

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/10/19, 12:36 pm

A federal judge in California again blocked a Trump administration rule that limits the number of people who can seek asylum in the United States. The policy requires migrants who pass through other countries to seek asylum in those places first. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar of San Francisco already tried to stop the policy this summer, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said his ruling only applied to states in its jurisdiction, meaning Arizona and California.

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Tennessee’s humblest fan now its most famous

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/09/19, 12:34 pm

The University of Tennessee showered an elementary school student in Altamonte Springs, Fla., with school swag after the story of his homemade spirit shirt went viral last week. The college even made his design into an official school T-shirt.

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