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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.

Faith first, then proof

Faith first, then proof

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was not gung ho about attending a bachelorette party for a woman about to marry her female fiancée, and received a note from a dear family member to that…

Tebowmania, temptation, and faith

By La Shawn Barber
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Sports | “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is…

The summer of our discontent

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger—a…

‘Self-Reliance’ vs. God-reliance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A young man in prison has asked me to print out and send him a copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance . ” When first locked up seven-and-a-half…

Hope for a more Christian future

Hope for a more Christian future

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Polls indicate that the proportion of Christians in America is declining from one generation to the next, and that the share of the religiously unaffiliated…

More than words

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Politics | Americans, especially on the right, despise “politicians.” Politicians have messed up Washington enough, so why not promote someone for president who’s…

A new definition of ‘teamwork’—cheating

A new definition of ‘teamwork’—cheating

By Bill Newton
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Culture | The subject was ethics, the students were pastors, and the classroom was in Uganda. I asked the students, “Are you a liar, a cheater, a thief?” After…

Do Republicans deserve Donald Trump?

By Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news

What’s happened to Amazing Grace the musical?

By Marvin Olasky
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Theater | In the May 1 issue of WORLD Magazine I happily wrote about a triumph of perseverance. After about 18 years of writing and rewriting, planning and publicizing,

The atheist Tebow?

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Arian Foster doesn’t believe in God. And an ESPN The Magazine feature story titled  “The Confession of Arian Foster” is framed as the Houston Texans…

The mattress man stands before kings

The mattress man stands before kings

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I needed a mattress and box springs for the spare room and Barbara had a pick-up truck and knew the best place—small, no-frills, and nothing but beds lined…

Confessions of a crusty hymn purist

Confessions of a crusty hymn purist

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The first time someone told me I sang beautifully, I was standing in my parents’ kitchen washing dishes and caroling an 80-year-old tune over the sink suds.

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