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A compassionate city

Compassion | Ministries in Indianapolis continue to find innovative and effective ways to battle poverty and other social ills
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 12/22/18, 09:07 am

INDIANAPOLIS—Nearly 20 years ago, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky put Indianapolis on the map with a chapter about the city in his book Compassionate Conservatism, endorsed by then-Gov. George W. Bush of Texas.

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Good writing

Books | Eight insights from the Hank the Cowdog School of Writing
by John R. Erickson
Posted 12/15/18, 01:09 pm

In 2009, Maverick Books published John R. Erickson’s Story Craft: Reflections of Faith, Culture and Writing from the Author of Hank of the Cowdog. With permission from the publisher, we’re posting in our Saturday Series a chapter each month through January. Here’s a chapter titled “Eight Keys to Good Writing,” which starts with a quotation from Gene Edward Veith’s Reading Between the Lines: “The answer to bad books is good books.” —Marvin Olasky

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Dare to be different

Family | Ten reasons why parents should offer the gift of a smartphone-free childhood
by S.J. Dahlstrom
Posted 12/08/18, 12:58 pm

I will not buy a smartphone for my children because …

1. The assorted evils in all of world history await them in seconds.

Every wicked thought of man is waiting to be uncovered by a child on a smartphone in isolation. The perversion of every goodness lies twisted for youthful minds like a lion in blood-thirsty stalk. In the history of mankind, this is unprecedented, immediate access to both good and evil.

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