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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.

Tempted to borrow more money?

Tempted to borrow more money?

By Bill Newton
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Finance | A married couple sat down with me for financial counseling and asked, “The television ad said we could qualify for a mortgage of 100 percent of the value of…

When the culture equates dissent with bigotry

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to get marriage licenses, I talked this week with John Stonestreet of the Chuck…

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

Sports: Live-action lessons on life

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Every day I think about sports. Yes, I think about them as a fan. (The Minnesota Twins just called up their best power-hitting prospect!) But in a more…

Praying for peaches

Praying for peaches

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father hasn’t done well with the cherry tree this year. My husband looked up the symptoms and it seems a fungus that goes for pitted fruit is the…

In-laws, not outlaws

By Chelsea Boes
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Family | Jonathan and I learned soon after our marriage that we would be talking about word origins until the day we died. I guess some couples talk about work, or…

Repeating myself on an Iran nuclear deal

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal? Why not, since that is what Iran’s leaders are doing. They…

Barbarians inside the gate

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | When the unwashed Germanic hordes of Vandals, Alans, and Suebi crossed the frozen Rhine River in A.D. 406 and changed Europe forever, beleaguered Rome…

What the Confederate flag represents to African-Americans

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | In the past week, arsonists have burned to the ground several black churches in the South. Perhaps these fires have nothing to do with race. Yet, these crimes…

21st century Amish? No.

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | Since the Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday, more evangelicals are suggesting that Christians should drop out of American society and attempt to build a…

Should Christians fly the Confederate flag?

By Nick Eicher
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Race Issues | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

By Cal Thomas
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Supreme Court | "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." What Winston Churchill said in 1942…

How to succeed in college by really trying

How to succeed in college by really trying

By D.C. Innes
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Higher Education | School’s out for summer, and many of those who made it all the way through high school graduation are anticipating college in the fall, a radically new…

 
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