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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.

Purpose-driven totalitarians

By Marvin Olasky
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Terrorism | Should we be shocked, shocked, that some secularists look for meaning in all the wrong places?

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor  (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014) is James Smith’s clear explanation of a philosopher whose work…

Finding a bit of joy in sports

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | What will you see when you watch the news or scan your favorite online news source? Likely you’ll see story after story of illness, crime, sadness,

When the time is short

When the time is short

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went to meet my father in the parking lot of his workplace with the urgency of Jonathan going down to meet David at Horesh to strengthen him in the Lord (1…

Sending my husband off to school

Sending my husband off to school

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | Before buying groceries this week I Googled “what to pack in your husband’s lunch.” I was then introduced to whole forums of women who have contemplated…

Scotland’s future hangs in the balance

By Cal Thomas
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U.K. | “The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” —Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland—For Americans whose…

A message in a bottle

A message in a bottle

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend Kristen tells me that leaving a message on my cell phone is like putting a message in a bottle and tossing it in the ocean. This was her gentle way…

Theory du jour?

Theory du jour?

By Marvin Olasky
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Science | New lyrics: “For every theory, squirm, squirm, squirm / There is a season, squirm, squirm, squirm. / The search to knock out God goes on forever.”

Richard Dawkins, Down syndrome, and worldview

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | Richard Dawkins, a well-known atheist/agnostic, sowed the wind of controversy and reaped another online whirlwind of outrage when he made a statement…

Steady as she goes

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | If you have ever been on Route 38 in New Jersey, or any number of other highways divided down the middle by the famous Jersey barriers, you will know the…

If ISIS attacks again, what will U.S. do?

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “a top national security…

Marriage and race relations in the selfie generation

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the recent racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., and an

 
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