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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.

The Iran framework: Devilish details to follow

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | Too bad the “framework” of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn’t come four days earlier on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more appropriate.

Lady Justice’s new blindfold

Lady Justice’s new blindfold

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Law | Two unrelated news stories have been in the headlines in recent weeks. In one, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, surprised by the reaction to a law he signed to…

The Christian baker’s conscience

The Christian baker’s conscience

By D.C. Innes
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Religious Liberty | The baker wars moved to a new stage last week. It seems that liberty, equality, and human dignity in America stand or fall with who is baking what for whom at…

Watching their language

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Books | It seemed like a good idea at the time. Jared and Kristen Maughan, a Christian couple from Twin Falls, Idaho, were concerned when their daughter came home…

Thinking rightly about ‘loving and hating’

Thinking rightly about ‘loving and hating’

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | “You’re trying to kill me! Bologna is high in cholesterol! You can’t buy that? I can’t eat it!” my mother screamed at my then 10-year-old daughter…

Creative responses to gay pressure

Creative responses to gay pressure

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | I’d like help from you and other readers in learning about creative ways Christians are responding to the gay lobby’s offensive. We at WORLD support and…

RFRA and the cultural imagination

By Nick Eicher
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Religious Liberty | This week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the firestorm of controversy over Indiana’s Religious…

Making memories with baseball

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “You wanna go see the Twins take on the Bash Brothers tonight?” It was my older brother leaning on the fence at my friend Tom’s house while I sat on the…

A tale of two thieves

A tale of two thieves

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Curmudgeons in the Bible contradictions industry may relish the seemingly at-odds recounting of the tale of two thieves executed on either side of Jesus. Here…

A eulogy for Jack

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My mother swears that our border collie Jack prays before he eats his dog food. Indeed, he shuffles over to his bowl, lies down like a Roman at the feast,

Indiana and the culture wars

By Cal Thomas
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Religious Liberty | If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don’t serve pork? If an establishment…

The great RFRA reversal

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Great liberal reversals. From Iran the enemy to Iran the Obama friend. From pro-life (Jesse Jackson, Ted Kennedy, others) to pro-abort. Now, one more: from…

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