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WORLD's online columnists offer news analysis from a biblical perspective and insightful opinions on topics that arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

Nicholas Kristof’s defense of evangelicals

By John S. Dickerson
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Religion | On Sunday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof observed a cemented bias against evangelical Christians among his erudite colleagues: “Today, among urban…

How do you solve a problem like the Clintons?

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | NEW YORK—This being the 50th anniversary of the film The Sound of Music , please permit me a poor adaption of a few of its song lyrics, which fit in nicely…

Secular moral indignation

By D.C. Innes
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Higher Education | It is ironic that even while society is making war against boys, American males are extending boyhood well into their adult years. So it is no surprise that…

Will the LGBT alliance fall apart?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sexuality | On Aug. 13, 2012, a local pastor addressed a meeting of the Springfield, Mo., City Council. He spoke to a packed house called out by a contentious subject:

No middle ground at the abortion center

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Abortion | Jill and I filled the 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. slot for the “40 Days for Life” campaign at 12th and Lombard streets in Philadelphia last Wednesday, one of the…

Widows and wolves

Widows and wolves

By Gaye Clark
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Faith & Inspiration | After my husband Jim’s death, wolves crouched at my door, catching me by surprise. First stop was the funeral home. My pastor cautioned me, “Don’t…

Leadership the John Calipari way

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | After last night’s drubbing of the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Kentucky Wildcats are just three wins away from being the first undefeated men’s NCAA…

A life worth birthing

A life worth birthing

By Nick Eicher
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Abortion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the anti-life campaign to destigmatize abortion. Taking a…

Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

A better 2016 agenda

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | “In your heart you know he’s right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who announced…

Making a virtue of vacillation

Making a virtue of vacillation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Because people saved in prison sometimes fall away after release, the term “jailhouse conversion” has come to mean disingenuous religion or a ploy for…

Shepherds, sheep, and dust

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | When I read about John Shuck, a pastorat Southminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Beaverton, Ore., I thought about the Onion again—a pastor who doesn’t…

 
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