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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.

One-word praying

One-word praying

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In a village nestled in the rice paddies of Buan, South Korea, in the spring of 1999, I was in my mother-in-law’s house watching my husband die of cancer. I…

Deadspin’s spin exposed

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Deadspin, a sports website owned by Gawker Media, is “liberal, sarcastic, and humorous,” according to Wikipedia—and that combination was one more nail…

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

By Amy Henry
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Education | In the past couple of decades, memorization, aka “rote learning,” has become as unpopular an educational method as the use of the paddle. Rote learning…

You can’t win with youth alone

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | You may have heard about a little trade that happened in the NBA this summer when the Minnesota Timberwolves sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a…

Wrongful birth in a me-first culture

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | When I first read the story of a wrongful birth lawsuit in Illinois, I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was a cruel parody, then I found out it…

The unlikely fisherman

The unlikely fisherman

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Four decades ago when my brother was hitchhiking in Oregon, he encountered a young fisherman who happened to mention that he throws up daily from seasickness.

Ebola and harvest

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | What have we been taking for granted regarding health and wealth? “We know not to take harvest for granted,” Westminster Theological Seminary professor…

Vegetable-love

Vegetable-love

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Food | Last week I stood at the Saturday farmer’s market, goggling at the tomatoes. They were so red, round, and multitudinous, spread out on mismatched tables in…

Classical education never goes out of style

By Russ Pulliam
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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—Diagram sentences … learn Latin conjugations in third grade … memorize the preamble to the Constitution. Those assignments may not sound…

We’re living in depressing times

By Cal Thomas
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Newsworthy | Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in…

Giving thanks in all circumstances

Giving thanks in all circumstances

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I always meet women at retreats that make me think that praying Christian women are what is temporarily staying God’s hand of judgment on this nation. I met…

Ebola fear

By Marvin Olasky
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Ebola Virus | When a person exposed to the Ebola virus is on airplane flights between Cleveland and Dallas, we do have to wonder about the competence of federal officials…

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