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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.

Fast friends

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Ah, reconciliation. Isn’t it grand? There is good evidence that on Nov. 2, in a town called Atareb, west of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, two hitherto…

Let’s make a deal Obama-style

By D.C. Innes
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Immigration | The newspapers reporting Republican victories in the midterm elections had not even been bundled yet for the trash when President Obama threw down the…

Dumb and dumber

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Healthcare | Let’s clear up one point: I’m dumb. Too dense to make sense of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” when it was passed, and too easily intimidated by…

The harder decisions

The harder decisions

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There are some decisions that are biblically easy: adultery. I don’t say emotionally easy, but biblically a no-brainer. But we all have experienced other…

Misplaced nostalgia for newspapers

Misplaced nostalgia for newspapers

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | This week my wife and I were staying at a Virginia bed-and-breakfast that put next to our plates each morning The Washington Post. How quaint! And so for a few…

Weekend Reads: Of marriage and fairy tales

Weekend Reads: Of marriage and fairy tales

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | A Lifelong Love: What If Marriage Is about More Than Just Staying Together? By Gary Thomas “I think Gary Thomas understands marriage better than the Apostle…

Considering the end

Considering the end

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | Last night I found out that my childhood friend David had died. To my shame I use the term “friend” lightly here. David was a couple of years younger than…

Avoiding the political illusion

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Congress gaveled back in session this week with the dynamics of Washington changed dramatically. John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian…

Lead like Coach Wooden

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | John Wooden is the greatest coach in American history. I don’t mean the greatest basketball coach, I mean the greatest coach of anything. His UCLA Bruins…

Idols for sale

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When we took my father for a Sunday drive and ended up 45 minutes north in a town called New Hope, he assumed a Christian founding by Puritan types, as in…

WORLD intern wins major journalism award

By Marvin Olasky
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WORLD | Congratulations to Rachel Lynn Aldrich, winner of this year’s $5,000 first-place Walker Journalism Award, presented by Christian Life Missions. A senior at…

A fulfilling farmhouse

A fulfilling farmhouse

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | I hadn’t slept alone for nearly six months. Huddled beneath five quilts in the drafty upstairs of a West Virginia farmhouse, I listened to the boys through…

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