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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.

A dangerous narrative on death

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Cancer patient Brittany Maynard not only chose to end her life using doctor-prescribed medication, but she also intentionally took on the role of champion for…

Safe not spooky

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband stood in the underground stairway singing “Amazing Grace,” the song echoing off the walls and carrying into the darkness outside. We stood near…

Iran nuclear talks like bargaining with the devil

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | Having missed a July deadline for reaching an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the six world powers party to the talks—the United States,

Operating instructions for raising children

Operating instructions for raising children

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Parenting | We were sitting around the dinner table with friends who were lamenting problems and mistakes made with adult children, when one in our party said, “Well,

Stand down or stand our ground?

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Now that a federal court has ruled North Carolina’s law affirming the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman unconstitutional,

Falling from our first love

Falling from our first love

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We had a 40th anniversary celebration of the founding of our church. It was very interesting. It featured surprise appearances by every pastor who had ever…

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the GOP victory

By Marvin Olasky
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Campaign 2014 | Republicans get a rare third chance to succeed

Mourning the necessary death of Mars Hill

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | The poet-warrior David posted this 3,000 years ago when not a church but a bad king died:  “How the mighty have fallen! Tell it not in Gath, publish it…

Democrats playing the race ‘deck’ in midterm elections

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2014 | Forget the race “card.” In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race “deck.” The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more…

Glorious defiance

Glorious defiance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We never think of Jesus as defiant. We think of Him as meek, and so He was: They accused Him before Pilate, and He said not a word. They pulled at His beard,

The big import of small things

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | Life is routine. Most days are filled with minor, seemingly insignificant events and the hum of quickly forgotten daily tasks. It began when we were children.

By bread alone

By bread alone

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Parenting | When we were expecting our first baby, decades ago, my husband and I encountered lots of baby-raising advice, welcome or not. Experts disagreed on touchy…

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