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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.

If the eye is sound

If the eye is sound

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man’s pockets.” That’s what Ebenezer Scrooge replied when his underpaid clerk Bob…

Curt Schilling, ESPN’s Law, and evolution

By Marvin Olasky
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Science | Retired major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has had a rough three years—business failure, oral cancer from using smokeless tobacco—but the…

Universal pre-K’s effect on the family

By Russ Pulliam
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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—The early childhood school debate sometimes misses the heart of the matter. In Indiana political circles, some of the debate has been about…

The next deviant frontier

By La Shawn Barber
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Sexuality | Will normalizing pedophilia be the next frontier? It certainly won’t be the final one. Pedophilia is the sexual attraction to children who haven’t begun…

The resistance of California madness in Tennessee

The resistance of California madness in Tennessee

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Sexuality | I told you about the one-day touchdown in Nashville. Making my way through the airport concourse I passed clothing stores, Opry memorabilia shops, pastry…

Value systems

Value systems

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I spent yesterday in Nashville, Tenn. Only the one day. Flew there in the morning and flew back in the evening on somebody’s dime. No luggage, not even a…

On Ferguson, don’t forget to listen

By Nick Eicher
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Ferguson | John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview has been watching the drama unfold in Ferguson, looking for opportunities to speak the…

The greening of the church

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Government | One of the reasons Republican Larry Hogan won the governor’s seat in Maryland is because the tax policies of his Democrat predecessor were unpopular, such…

Our digital life together

By D.C. Innes
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Technology | In a 1974 interview (see video clip below), Arthur C. Clarke, the grand man of science fiction and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), confidently predicted…

The poor man's consolation

The poor man's consolation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Being born into a social “class” is a fact of life acknowledged by all. In ancient Rome you had better be a citizen and a male if you left the house…

Ethics without a plumb line

Ethics without a plumb line

By Bill Newton
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Higher Education | “We’re creating a mandatory ethics curriculum for every student,” the college president stated to a group of anxious alumni. The implication was that he…

Weekend Reads: Resisting and correcting gossip

Weekend Reads: Resisting and correcting gossip

By Kim Milhoan & Gary Cumberland
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Books | Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue By Matthew C. Mitchell Proverbs says “the words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a…

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