Steve Hall

Steve is the Executive Director of Joseph’s Way. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the University of Virginia School of Law and has contributed to WORLD, Leadership Journal, and He and his wife live in Virginia.

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Still-silent shepherds

Roe v. Wade | Some evangelical pastors have several reasons for not preaching on abortion—and one is fear of man
by Joe Maxwell & Steve Hall
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

Editor’s note: In 1994, WORLD published “Silence of the shepherds,” an article addressing the reticence of many evangelical pastors to preach on abortion. Two decades later, a WORLD survey shows that many are still silent.

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Photo by Steve Hall for WORLD

A strong foundation

Marriage | Good habits developed over 58 years of marriage help Jack and Martha Schilthuis meet whatever challenges come their way
by Steve Hall
Posted 2/23/13, 03:27 pm

This article is the 18th in a series profiling couples who have been married for at least 35 years. As sociologist Mark Regnerus writes, “Young adults want to know that it’s possible for two fellow believers to stay happy together for a lifetime, and they need to hear how the generations preceding them did it.” It is also important to see that marriages are not always happy all the time, but commitment is crucial.

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Associated Press/Photo by Sarah Rice (Kalamazoo Gazette)

A birth defect shouldn't be a death sentence

by Steve Hall
Posted 1/25/13, 12:32 pm

I was born in 1965 with spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the development of the spine and lower extremities. It can vary in its severity—and my case is less severe than many—but in the mid-1960s, nearly all spina bifida cases were considered severe and many affected babies did not survive. You would think that because of medical advances, children five decades later would have a greater chance of survival—and they do—but those advancements are often of little benefit, thanks to a single Supreme Court decision: Roe v. Wade.

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