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Jesus Rescued Me from My Father’s Cult
Anna LeBaron grew up in a violent, polygamist cult—a radical off-shoot of the modern-day Mormon church. The leader was her father, Ervil LaBaron, ...
His War Was Only Beginning
Marshall Brandon was raised by an alcoholic father and a mother who was filled with rage. Once, when Marshall told his father that he had seen his mother ...
Misleading Police Statements on Use of Force
After doing an analysis of seven high-profile cases where people died as a result of use of force by police, Washington Post reporters Ashley Parker and ...
Church Board Spurns Accountability, Protects Abusers
It’s ironic that Grace Community Church, pastored by John MacArthur, is located in Sun Valley, California, because its leadership seems committed ...
From Jihad to Jesus
In the horror of 9/11, Charles H. Featherstone turned from Islam to Christianity. In an issue of Christianity Today he shared his story:
Although both ...
Woman Set Free by Learning to Forgive
There is a powerful scene near the end of Wendell Berry’s novel Hannah Coulter. Hannah, the main character of the book, experienced profound mistreatment ...
Park Service Pleads with Public to Stop Licking Toads
In a move sure to frustrate any enchanted princes cursed by evil witches, the National Park Service issued a warning in October 2022 to warn people about ...
NFL Player Supports Pet-Friendly Initiative for Abuse Survivors
For NFL player James Smith-Williams, it started with a challenge. The Washington Commanders defensive end was a student at North Carolina State University ...
Actress Shares Her Hidden Wounds
Viola Davis has been hailed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation. According to one film critic, watching her act is to watch someone draw ...
Deputy Coerces Woman into Baptism to Avoid Arrest
When Shandle Riley was stopped outside the home of her ex-mother-in law late at night for a traffic infraction, it’s possible she might’ve ...