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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.

Ron Sider on Obamacare

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | The Q&A in the current issue of WORLD is with Ron Sider, founder, four decades ago, of Evangelicals for Social Action and the author of Rich Christians in

Putin’s lost chance at greatness

By D.C. Innes
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Russia | Russian President Vladimir Putin has been looking quite pleased with himself these days. Coming off his “Russia is back” Winter Olympics, he launched a…

An open letter to Sandra Fluke

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Healthcare Mandate | Dear Ms. Fluke: This may seem hard to believe, but we have a lot in common. We both like a sense of security, and at the same time we like to have options:

The value of writing things down

The value of writing things down

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There may come a season when your life is so upended that complacent verities will get a shaking like those Christmas snow globes, and in the whirlpool you…

Noah made real

By Marvin Olasky
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Movies | I saw the controversial movie Noah yesterday, read some reviews, and offer four observations. First, Sophia Lee’s review, posted yesterday, is the best I’ve…

Doing God’s work God’s way

Doing God’s work God’s way

By Bill Newton
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Business | Scott knew his company wasn’t a great business, but he didn’t realize how poor it was until one December. During his annual planning time, Scott stepped…

Seniors addicted to the slots

Seniors addicted to the slots

By Russ Pulliam
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Gambling | A recent study by the Institute for American Values (IAV) outlines the tragedy: Casinos have become depressing senior citizen centers. The report, titled…

Greed gets you slaughtered

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Mark Cuban, owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, isn’t known for his reserved nature or tact, and he lived up to his…

Trusting in the boundaries set by God

Trusting in the boundaries set by God

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I don’t know why feminists haven’t discovered this story, but Zelophehad’s daughters could be their poster children, all five of them: Mahlah, Noah,

Finding God’s mercy in <em>The Bell Jar</em>

Finding God’s mercy in The Bell Jar

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | The best kind of book enthralls you and widens your heart in worship to God at the same time. That happened to me this week, and I wasn’t reading Augustine…

God and Caesar (again)

By Cal Thomas
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Healthcare Mandate | “Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Mark 12:17, Living Paraphrase) When…

Remembering God is God, and we are not

Remembering God is God, and we are not

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In my read-through-the-Bible resolution, I hit Exodus 25 with a thud. I peered warily down a long stretch of chapters about building materials and cubit…

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