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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.

Ramped up refrigerator issue

Ramped up refrigerator issue

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When life was simple, here was the moral question: As adult children visiting our parents at the old homestead where we grew up, is it OK for us to march…

Richard Dawkins’ ugly but logical conclusion

By Nick Eicher
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Q&A | Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins generated an ethical firestorm last month when he responded to a tweet by a woman wondering what she would do if she

Slaving over a hot theme

Slaving over a hot theme

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Family | The name Amanda Marcotte should sound familiar to WORLD readers. She’s the one whose strident defense of abortion (which sounded like an attack on humanity)

Needing beach umbrella bearings

Needing beach umbrella bearings

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went swimming with my granddaughter at Coney Island, and she learned something about life there that should set her in good stead for the future. We…

Leadership principles from 1 Samuel

Leadership principles from 1 Samuel

By Bill Newton
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Business | Leaders come in all shapes, sizes, and personality types. Nothing brings this into sharper focus than reading the Bible. I’m in a group of men studying 1…

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s <em>Aeneid</em>

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s Aeneid

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | In an earlier column I argued that Homer and his epics were important for the Christian to read because Greek mythology provides historical context for…

Andrew Klavan and Kermit Gosnell

By Marvin Olasky
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Movies | WORLD reported on Wednesday that top novelist Andrew Klavan will write the screenplay about convicted killer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell. That hire is…

Joan Rivers and me

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were…

For the love of liberal arts

By Amy Henry
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Education | It was Day 3 of our marathon teachers’ meetings last week when we learned one new student would not be attending our school after all.  Her parents,

Life is not about winning

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I love competition. I love to win. Maybe it’s genetic or maybe it’s because I grew up with three older brothers and a dad who never let me win—I always…

Loving our fellow man on the subway

Loving our fellow man on the subway

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The New York subway system is an interesting subculture with its own unspoken rules. I didn’t see a “Quiet Car” like SEPTA has in Philadelphia, where…

So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | At the end of college, my life was a long ledger of incomplete reading reports. I viewed these reports not only as a judgment on my academic ability but on my…

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