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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.

Beyond the American black and white racial divide

Beyond the American black and white racial divide

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Due to the current racial climate in the United States, discussions of race generally focus on issues related to African-Americans and Anglos. But the…

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to…

If you survive to a hundred and five

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Government | Philadelphia just had its annual celebration of centenarians, of which there are 500 who call our fair city home. Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to fete the…

The end of the Boy Scouts

By D.C. Innes
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Boy Scouts | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) president and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Scouts’ annual national meeting last week that the 105-year old…

If we only knew …

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iraq | The question of the day—perhaps of this whole election cycle—is this one: If you were president, and knew then what we know now, would you have gone to…

Growing up Budziszewski

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | In the May 30 issue of WORLD noted professor and author J. Budziszewski speaks of turning away from socialism and turning toward Christ and an understanding…

Christians love their athletes loud and proud

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Stephen Curry is the biggest star in the NBA playoffs not named LeBron James. He won the league’s MVP award for the first time, broke his own record for…

The false god of politics

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues…

The commencement speech as cultural barometer

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | May is the month for commencement and for big-name commencement speakers. This year’s addresses ranged from TV personality Meredith Vieira’s touting…

The on campus pot calling the kettle black

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Higher Education | Temple University in Philadelphia is starting a Confucius Institute (CI) for the purpose of teaching Chinese language and culture. What makes that dicey is…

A homebody on the road

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband Jonathan drove our yellow car through the 8 a.m. Asheville, N.C., traffic this week, bound for WORLD News Group’s headquarters. Above the jingle…

More on our tangled welfare net

More on our tangled welfare net

By Marvin Olasky
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Welfare | Several readers have wanted to know more about the plight of the family whose story is the basis for a recent book—Andrea Campbell’s Trapped in America’s

 
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