Sharon Dierberger

Sharon is a correspondent and reviewer for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University graduate. She has served as a university teacher, clinical exercise physiologist, homeschooling mom, businesswoman, and Division 1 athlete. She resides in Stillwater, Minnesota, with her husband, Bill.

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Wonder Woman to the rescue (of theaters)

Entertainment | Warner Bros. and theaters hope the superhero sequel will be their Christmas miracle
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 11/24/20, 04:14 pm

Merry Christmas, cinephiles. Warner Bros. announced last week it will release the much-anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984 on Dec. 25 in U.S. theaters and on the streaming platform HBO Max. Because of pandemic-induced theater closures, Warner Bros. repeatedly delayed the film’s opening, originally scheduled for last summer. It will debut in international theaters on Dec. 16.

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Flying unfriendly skies

History | WWII pilot Bill Patten faced perils of combat and turned to God
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 11/19/20, 02:44 pm

Fifth in a series on war veterans

Over Regensburg, Germany, flak not only hit the plane, but tore into a crew member and the chief pilot’s thigh. As the pilot tried to stanch bleeding, co-pilot Bill Patten took over the controls.

Patten, 26, was a pilot with the 15th Air Force. He had a wife and daughter back home in Kansas City, Mo. Once in a while he’d read a Bible someone had sent to him, but as a not-too-religious military man, he took little comfort in it.

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None too kind

Media | Actress Melissa McCarthy reverses course on support for anti-trafficking organization
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 11/17/20, 04:42 pm

Actress Melissa McCarthy’s “20 Days of Kindness” campaign turned out to be anything but kind to a Christian anti–sex trafficking organization.

The nonprofit Exodus Cry said HBO Max contacted it two weeks ago to say McCarthy had selected the group to receive $20,000 and free promotion on her social media accounts. The charity blitz was part of a promotional campaign for McCarthy’s upcoming HBO Max movie, Superintelligence.

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