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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.

Lessons learned from LeBron

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | By now you’ve all heard that the biggest star in the NBA—and one of the biggest stars in all of sports—made an unprecedented announcement last Friday:

An answer to prayer arrives on a Gator

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Like pirates, hunters, and thieves test a gold coin by biting down on it, my test of Christianity is whether the man wants to talk about it outside the church…

Catch a new wave

Catch a new wave

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I remember my mother counting the apple trees on the way to our little New York church on Sunday morning. The road snaked through backcountry hills beside sad…

Are black voters turning against Obama?

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their…

Home improvements coming your way

Home improvements coming your way

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Government | There is a children’s book titled Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? As you might expect, it concerns a ne’re-do-well tyke with great ideas that somehow…

The power of naked confidence

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In The Sound of Music, Austrian postulant Maria, screwing up her nerve before venturing into the world as nanny to seven children of a baron, gives a rousing…

College statements of faith—useful or useless?

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | I’m still trying to understand more about the impact of statements of faith at colleges. This is a request for more comments. Should Christian college…

Don't fence me in

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Philip…

The runaway raspberries

The runaway raspberries

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father and I are having a problem: too many raspberries. I have a life, after all. I wait till they’re deep red going on purple to bring out the bucket…

The American people’s gridlock

The American people’s gridlock

By D.C. Innes
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Congress | Everyone’s down on Congress. Public approval for the institution stands around 13 percent. Even three billionaires, whom the law generally serves well, used…

Don’t know much about chronological reasoning

Don’t know much about chronological reasoning

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | A few years ago, Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, visited Bowdoin College at the invitation of a student organization. While…

An optimally pleasing summer shower

An optimally pleasing summer shower

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In the wintertime I love a piping hot shower, and in the summertime it’s got to be lukewarm or even cold, depending on particular outdoor conditions. When…

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