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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.

Seven miracles to remind us God remains active

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | We’re one week away from commemorating the biggest miracle since creation, God being born into the world He created. I thought about that in looking at a…

From nominal Judaism to the drug culture to Christ

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | The Dec. 27 issue of WORLD includes an interview with Lon Solomon, senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia for 34 years and chairman of the…

Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | INDIANAPOLIS—If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among…

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Jesus cannot be the Jewish Messiah because he is not a descendant of David on the father’s side. Check it out in Matthew 1, where we learn that though…

Torture in our national soul

By D.C. Innes
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Terrorism | Otto von Bismarck, the great 19th century German chancellor, once remarked, “ Laws  are like sausages. It is better not to see…

It’s all about the girl

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | If you have a daughter or granddaughter between the ages of 4 and 24 you may, at one time or another, have encountered an American Girl. Not the said female…

Barbara’s invitation to a feast

Barbara’s invitation to a feast

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The other night the long table in Barbara’s Victorian house with the grand winding staircase was set for 20. In the living room by the ceiling-high…

One cheer for Exodus

By Marvin Olasky
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Movies | WORLD members, the objects of heavy marketing by the makers of the new movie E x odus , are asking me about the film. I’m referring them to the good review in…

What if I have a jerk for a boss?

What if I have a jerk for a boss?

By Bill Newton
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Business | Earlier this fall I wrote about how “Christ is our ultimate employer.” As promised, I’m continuing to examine how we as Christians are to handle…

Scrooge school

Scrooge school

By Amy Henry
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Education | Next week I will read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the kids at school. Last year it took me eight straight hours and left me with a raspy throat, but I…

Athletes and influence

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “I’m not a role model. … Just because I can dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” Charles Barkley, known for his bluntness and…

Thinking biblically about torture

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Lately, a few explosive issues have divided some Christians from their usual co-belligerents on the political right. There have been complaints from the…

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