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Ron Luce admits Teen Mania is finished

Religion
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/18/15, 01:05 pm

Teen Mania founder Ron Luce has posted a public statement acknowledging the organization has shuttered, confirming a WORLD report published last month.

“After talking with our board members and pastoral leadership at Gateway [church in Southlake, Texas], we have decided that the season of Teen Mania as an organization has come to a time of conclusion,” Luce said in the statement.

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Skin-deep solidarity

Religion
by Nick Eicher
Posted 12/18/15, 11:34 am

Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news with John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Here is a summary of this week’s conversation.

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Wheaton places hijab-wearing professor on leave for questionable theology

Religion
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/16/15, 01:15 pm

A Wheaton College political-science professor who announced she would wear a hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims will instead spend Christmas pondering her future at the Christian college.

Wheaton administrators announced yesterday they had placed Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave pending a review of the “significant questions regarding the theological implications” raised by her recent comments.

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