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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.

Does God take sides?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Russia | In a column titled “Whose side is God on now?” Pat Buchanan makes the point that as Western civilization swirls down the drain, Russia and its president…

Chasing off elephants

Chasing off elephants

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There are several elephants in the room at my church every Sunday morning. They are the people I have been worshipping with for decades and have no…

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s <em>Crime and Punishment</em>

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | It is quite unfortunate how often “Christian” fiction is interpreted to mean “nice” fiction. After all, the gospel (and most of the Bible) is not very…

Why baseball is best

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | Many secular philosophers have knowledge yet lack wisdom. Through God’s common grace, though, they can sometimes make breakthroughs in key areas, and a…

Noah’s opportunity

By Amy Henry
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Culture | We haven’t seen the movie, Noah , yet, but the flack surrounding it has already been the center of several conversations at our house. The question being: How…

When false narratives fly

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | DeSean Jackson is an explosive wide receiver known for big plays and blazing speed. Last season was the best of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles: He…

What to think about my husband

What to think about my husband

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A wise and witty Christian counselor once said, “Your marriage is in trouble the day you realize you didn’t marry yourself.” My marriage is not in…

Here comes the sun … I hope

Here comes the sun … I hope

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | I miss the sun. I miss the sun so much I can feel my body aching for it at the cellular level. I regard my face and arms in the mirror, wondering if they…

Pro-choice education

By Cal Thomas
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Education | When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the…

Trying on the postman’s shoes

Trying on the postman’s shoes

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Today, after standing in line at the post office and watching the proceedings, I decided, when my turn came, to preemptively say as I handed the postal worker…

Noah as seen by Christians and Jews

By Marvin Olasky
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Movies | Wow. Noah the movie has turned into an inkblot test where those who love or hate it read into it their own meanings. One question that’s arisen among the…

The pro-abortion faction shows no fear before God

The pro-abortion faction shows no fear before God

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | “One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.” (Proverbs 14:16) A pro-abortion woman gave a lecture in…

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