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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.

Writing Hemingway’s way

Writing Hemingway’s way

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | “Chelsea, would you like to live in Paris for a short period of time?” My spirit groaned as I read this text message, which my fiancé sent me a few weeks…

John Paul Stevens proposes new constitutional amendments

By Cal Thomas
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Government | Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its…

Rescuing an unsung holiday

Rescuing an unsung holiday

By Jeff Koch
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Culture | In the wake of the well-known holy days of Passover and Easter comes a holiday that’s in danger of being overlooked, perhaps even slighted. Today is…

The truth of inconvenience

The truth of inconvenience

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Someone recommended a magazine I fell in love with, so I decided to subscribe. I had a wait in the doctor’s office, so I whipped out my cell phone to take…

Misplaced faith in government

Misplaced faith in government

By Cal Thomas
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Healthcare | One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The…

Lather, rinse, repent

Lather, rinse, repent

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | John the Baptist bellowed out a one-size-fits-all message to everyone who walked 10 miles to hear him: “Repent!” And it has become a stock joke of…

Still wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

Still wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

By Daniel James Devine
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Education | On Friday, Marvin Olasky wrote: The just-released issue of WORLD includes a reviewof Megan McArdle’s new book,  The U Side of Down: Why

A battle that changed the world

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Today is the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, fought in 1836 near what is now the city named after Sam Houston, who led the Texan army that day in a…

Happy Government Day

Happy Government Day

By D.C. Innes
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Government | On a beautiful spring Saturday I looked out my picture window at my happy neighbors, a young couple in their 30s. Bela is Hungarian and Susan is English, but…

The brave new world of 3-D printing

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Technology | Earth-shaking technology has a way of lurking in the background before barging into everyday life and changing everything. Video broadcasting was developed in…

Finding gratitude in the worst of circumstances

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband has been ill for six months and bedridden for four (with a hiatus for a trip to North Carolina). As I was whining about this, I was taken up short…

Bucket List Books: The best place to start philosophy

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | This week we’re going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato. Platonic…

 
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