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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.

Cuba: Real normalization, or no deal

By Marvin Olasky
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Cuba | It’s been 10 years since I did some reporting from Cuba, but faces flashed by my eyes as I heard President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with…

Beneath the big hair

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | Every Tuesday morning I sit at the kitchen table in my pajamas and click through the daily photos from the Associated Press. Because I work for God’s World…

The response to growing atrocities

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, one…

Fully man

Fully man

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | As a freshman in college and not even a Christian, I was given free rein of a junior high Bible study class at a Worcester, Mass., church. It consisted of…

Remembering Baxter Shavers

By Warren Cole Smith
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Police | The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,  and Eric Garner in New York City sparked protests around the country. These incidents raised important…

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

By La Shawn Barber
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Sexuality | I have a recurring dream where I’m searching a huge building for a restroom. I eventually find one, but I discover the doors to the stalls leave a big gap…

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Many have historically exalted Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the position of Queen of heaven, and in reaction to that error many of the rest of us have…

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | We’re one week away from commemorating the biggest miracle since creation, God being born into the world He created. I thought about that in looking at a…

From nominal Judaism to the drug culture to Christ

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | The Dec. 27 issue of WORLD includes an interview with Lon Solomon, senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia for 34 years and chairman of the…

Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | INDIANAPOLIS—If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among…

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Jesus cannot be the Jewish Messiah because he is not a descendant of David on the father’s side. Check it out in Matthew 1, where we learn that though…

Torture in our national soul

By D.C. Innes
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Terrorism | Otto von Bismarck, the great 19th century German chancellor, once remarked, “ Laws  are like sausages. It is better not to see…

 
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