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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.

Prepare yourself for cultural exile

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | After 350 years of Christian cultural dominance in America, church history professor Carl Trueman tells us what we should all know but have been reluctant to…

Who watches the watchmen?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Government | The Latin aphorism attributed to Juvenal,  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  translates as “Who watches the watchmen?” or “Who guards…

Something or nothing?

Something or nothing?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I take my job seriously. When enumerating the various gifts of the body in 1 Corinthians 12:28, Scripture says that “whoever speaks” (including online…

Teaching: A labor of love

Teaching: A labor of love

By Emily Scheie
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Education | A little before 8 a.m., the lights were off in all but the back classrooms, as smiling, sleepy teachers trickled into school for a day of training. At the end…

Advice to non-millennials communicating with millennials

Advice to non-millennials communicating with millennials

By Warren Cole Smith
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Politics | Editor’s note: The following is adapted from remarks made by Warren Cole Smith during a panel discussion on communicating with the millennial generation at

Bucket List Books: Darkness and glory in Flannery O’Connor

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | This column is going to be a little different than most of the others I’ve written in this book series. I don’t enjoy the writing of Flannery O’Connor very…

Ann Coulter’s no voice for Christian conservatism

By John Stonestreet
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Culture | The big news this week had to do with the two missionaries hospitalized in Atlanta after coming down with Ebola in Liberia. They are SIM missionary Nancy…

Skipping rope and cultivating scholars

Skipping rope and cultivating scholars

By Amy Henry
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Education | With the school year around the corner, I am spending a lot of time thinking about this last year—my first teaching at a private school—and evaluating…

Protect the truth, not the image

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | We all know people who are so focused on their image that what lies underneath has rotted away. It happens when image is primary instead of secondary. It…

Gungor din

By Warren Cole Smith
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Music | The Christian Industrial Complex’s effect on young musicians

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I could hear the hum of the razor as my husband stood at the sink shaving off his beard. The possibility of shaving had plagued his mind for several days.

The Nixon resignation at 40

By Cal Thomas
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History | On the occasion of this week’s 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob…

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