Virtual Voices

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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.

Hong Kong: One country, one system

By Cal Thomas
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China | The promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control at midnight on June 30, 1997, that China would…

Evolution and retail pricing parallels

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Science | My granddaughter and I had great fun in New York. On Day 1 we went to the American Museum of Natural History, which at 1,600,000 square feet and four city…

Guilt, regret, and forgiveness

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Every now and then I thank God I lived the worst of my unsaved life in the pre-internet age. I’ve struck my share of cringe-worthy poses in front of…

Raising up strange messengers

Raising up strange messengers

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend provided temporary lodging to a woman with a mental illness. Helen (as I will call my friend) had taken in the needy single lady out of compassion…

How do reporters cover Israel?

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Matti Friedman was an Associated Press reporter and editor in Jerusalem from 2006 to 2011. He has lived in Israel since 1995 and been reporting on it since…

No more victims

By Warren Cole Smith
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Child Sexual Abuse | The importance of being a voice for the voiceless

Former Iraqi general speaks out against ISIS

By Nick Eicher
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Iraq | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the literal war on Christianity taking place in Iraq. NICK…

A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Becoming an optimist

Becoming an optimist

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The biggest change in my seventh decade of life is that I am becoming an optimist. An optimist is a person with confidence and hope in the success or outcome…

Showing kindness to strangers

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | I love the human race. It’s people I find trying. Like when one of them is pumping gas right beside you with the most appalling words in the English…

The usual suspects

By Janie B. Cheaney
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National Security | The FBI has released its annual National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism, and it’s good to know the bureau is monitoring animal rights activists,

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went for a walk and wanted to pray but was as stuck as the White Witch’s sledge in the slush of new spring. All my prayers beginning, “Lord, I pray for…

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