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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.

Your race, your sex, your choice!

By La Shawn Barber
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Race Issues | In a world of moral relativism, truth becomes an ephemeral thing. Although moral relativists certainly know what “wrong” is when they’re on the…

Standing on His precious promises

Standing on His precious promises

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In Act 2, Scene 3 of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet , the kindly Friar says to Romeo, who is being vague and evasive about the jam he is in: “Riddling…

Old and beautiful

By Mickey McLean
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Aging | When WORLD publishes an obituary of an elderly person, should we accompany it with a recent photo or one of the person when he or she was younger? Several of…

The identity crises of Rachel Dolezal and Bruce Jenner

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | The response to the two controversial identity crises in the news—Rachel Dolezal’s racial transformation and Bruce Jenner’s gender…

China’s big hack attack

By Cal Thomas
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National Security | Upon hearing of the massive data breach of employee information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)—allegedly by hackers working for the Chinese…

Will compassionate conservatism make a comeback?

By Marvin Olasky
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Politics | The conservative website Hot Air has a headline this morning, “Jeb Bush’s first campaign ad: Compassionate conservatism is back, baby” (see video…

The Benedict Option or the Jeremiah Mandate

The Benedict Option or the Jeremiah Mandate

By D.C. Innes
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Culture | Babylon is a town on Long Island in New York. What were these people thinking when they named their town after a dissolute, pagan, ancient Near Eastern…

Visiting a widow

Visiting a widow

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Call me a super-literalist, but today I happened to read in James about visiting widows and decided to visit a widow: a woman who lived across the street for…

Animals aren’t people, too

Animals aren’t people, too

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | In a Manhattan courtroom in late May, lawyers argued their clients had been unlawfully detained. They wanted the court to grant them relief. But in this case,

The College World Series: For the love of the game

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | What happens when you take the money out of college sports? You know what I mean. Sure basketball and football players are “student-athletes,” but those…

Incurring the wrath of the easily offended

By Cal Thomas
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Education | My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of…

This present moment

This present moment

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A neighbor of mine has advanced cancer, and sometimes she is glum, but sometimes, as she was today, she is happy. She is happy today because, as she just told…

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