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Janie B. Cheaney

Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD's annual Children's Book of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

Articles by Janie B. Cheaney
Branched out

Branched out

The Supreme Court wasn’t supposed to have the mighty authority it claims

Our forebears, despite their sins, have much to teach us if we’ll listen

Suicide leaves an unfilled space, and a pain that remains

Man has a long history of hating the human body, but God called it ‘good’


It’s difficult to thread the needle of public policy with private virtue

Granting rights to nature only grants power to self-appointed guardians

A wise society doesn’t follow the directions of children

The data behemoths have great power, but they aren’t invincible

A common response to tragedy says a lot about views on life

A terrible accident leads to a father’s plea about his Father’s promise