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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.

In defense of villains

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The New York Yankees are the bullies of baseball, always buying other teams’ players and the wins that go with them. The Oakland Raiders are (or were) every…

The youthful state of the pro-life movement

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Tens of thousands of pro-lifers descended on the nation’s capitol in Thursday’s March for Life that marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court…

Relocating raccoons and other detainees

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Terrorism | Squirrels, rabbits, opossums, and raccoons are on my father’s enemies list. We have ridden quite a few vermin out of town in a cage, depositing them in…

A widow’s reminder

A widow’s reminder

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | I’ve started thinking about Barbara again—because I’m starting to feel like her. I knew the old woman summers ago, when I used to sit in her huge,

Winston Churchill: A man for all times

By Cal Thomas
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History | LONDON—It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago…

Removing the rape and incest exceptions for abortion

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | Pro-lifers will gather tomorrow in Washington, D.C., to march for life. Jan. 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the landmark case in which the…

The news converging on Israel

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Israel | On page 1 of yesterday’s newspaper there was a story about Yemen—and Israel. On page 4, a column about invitees to last night’s State of the Union…

The GOP needs to sing a new song of hope, opportunity, and achievement

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | Here’s a suggestion for Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa, who will deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address tonight. Get a…

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

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