Saturday Series

Genetic engineering and other threats

Faith & Inspiration | Graduates, in 2005 and today, need to stand firm in the faith. The fourth in a series of “stump speeches”
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/01/20, 12:47 pm

Over the past few months, we’ve posted in the Saturday Series a few of my never-published speeches on topics that are still relevant.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jeffrey Phelps

How the other fifth lives

Books | The view from back row America
by Chris Arnade
Posted 7/25/20, 09:23 am

With gut-punching photographs and stories, Chris Arnade’s Dignity shows what life looks like from the “back row,” the benches of the unemployed and uneducated, the drugged and depressed, the homeless and hopeless. In this excerpt, courtesy of Penguin Random House, Arnade notes that “much of the back row of America, both white and black, is humiliated. The good jobs they could get straight out of high school and gave the stability of a lifelong career have left.

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By George Catlin/Smithsonian American Art Museum

Remembering a brave battle

Books | A history lesson found along the banks of Carson Creek
by John R. Erickson
Posted 7/18/20, 03:34 pm

Many of our readers have told us how much they appreciate the writings of John R. Erickson, the author of the popular Hank the Cowdog series of children’s books. Over the next few months, thanks to the University of North Texas Press, WORLD is publishing as part of our Saturday Series chapters from Erickson’s Through Time and the Valley. The book, first published in 1978, recounts Erickson and Bill Ellzey’s journey in 1972 on horseback through the Texas Panhandle’s isolated Canadian River valley.

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