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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.

Nothing new?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Politics | In case you haven’t heard, the prime minister of Israel gave a significant address to both houses of Congress last week. The event was…

On the U.S.-Iran alliance: Is the Iranian nuclear threat overblown?

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | George Friedman, founder and head of Stratfor, sometimes ID’d as “the private CIA,” is an unblinking observer of power politics. In the March 21 issue…

Your most important job

Your most important job

By Bill Newton
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Parenting | He sat in the booth in front of me wearing a multicolored tie-dyed shirt. His head was shaved, tattoos covered most of his right arm and halfway up his neck,

Responding to Josh Hamilton’s relapse

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | In 1999, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays made Josh Hamilton the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He was an explosive player with a rifle of a…

Racism in Ferguson and beyond

By Nick Eicher
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Race Issues | A Justice Department report released this week documented abuses in the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department. African-Americans make up two-thirds of the city’s…

Elephants are people too

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Courts | By 2018 “The Greatest Show on Earth” will be a few tons less great. That was the word on Thursday when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus…

‘Give people the gift of allowing them to give’

‘Give people the gift of allowing them to give’

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The 5 a.m. Baltimore chill cut right through our coats last Thursday, the morning my husband and I flew to Texas for the very first time. We boarded…

Taylor Swift’s bad investment

By Cal Thomas
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Education | Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. Swift, who was named the world’s sixth most powerful celebrity by Forbes

Watch the fine print

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Of course we should help runaway and homeless youth—shouldn’t we? The U.S. Senate, a great deliberative body, is considering S.262, a bill written by Sen.

A pastor’s wife justifies job at abortion center

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | When I read this story about a pastor’s wife working at an abortion center, I thought an article from The Onion had slipped through. According to David Day…

Little girls longing to be like Elsa

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | Moms who thought their 4-year-old daughters’ fascination with Elsa was cute are getting worried. At what point does cute become obsessed? Disney’s 2013…

Bibi at the barricade

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it…

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