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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.

Is this the end of Big Hollywood?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Movies | The Sony hacking scandal—in which hackers (probably) in the service of North Korea shut down the release of a major motion picture—is an ominous signal…

Not looking for a baby

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty , Maleficent, who has sent her henchmen over hill and dale in obsessive pursuit of a certain princess named Aurora, is…

Perseverance of the saints: A tribute to missionary translators

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | We read sometimes of “unreached people groups” and efforts to translate the Bible into their own language. But what does it take to succeed in that…

Weekend Reads: Expanding the kingdom and following Christ

Weekend Reads: Expanding the kingdom and following Christ

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth By Greg Beale and Mitchell Kim What is a temple? Ideally speaking, it is a place in which God…

A better way than enjoying failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | One of the weirdest and most unpleasant aspects of sports is a fan’s intense desire for opponents to fail. I have certainly been party to this sentiment,

All’s well in Warren

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | I just got through to the secretary of the mayor’s office of the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., and asked her if there is a holiday display this year at…

Campus consequences of the sexual revolution

By Nick Eicher
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Sexuality | With so much reporting lately—some of it reckless and shoddy—on the moral state of affairs on university campuses, I spoke with John Stonestreet of the…

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…

 
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