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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.

Theory du jour?

Theory du jour?

By Marvin Olasky
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Science | New lyrics: “For every theory, squirm, squirm, squirm / There is a season, squirm, squirm, squirm. / The search to knock out God goes on forever.”

Richard Dawkins, Down syndrome, and worldview

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | Richard Dawkins, a well-known atheist/agnostic, sowed the wind of controversy and reaped another online whirlwind of outrage when he made a statement…

Steady as she goes

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | If you have ever been on Route 38 in New Jersey, or any number of other highways divided down the middle by the famous Jersey barriers, you will know the…

If ISIS attacks again, what will U.S. do?

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “a top national security…

Marriage and race relations in the selfie generation

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the recent racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., and an

Get on with it

Get on with it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The danger lurking in your attic is the photos. You went up among the gables to reorganize the clutter, but the box of disheveled 35 mm images beckoned to…

Souls that hate violence

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | If you have ever seen or suffered bullying, a mugging, or violent rage, you can recall your intuitive, visceral sense of how evil and unnatural violence is.

The debate over ‘Homeschool debate’

The debate over ‘Homeschool debate’

By Marvin Olasky
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Back to School | Lots of folks are reacting to WORLD magazine’s story, “Homeschool debate: How to keep a few bad apples from spoiling the bushel,” from our Sept. 6…

Surviving attacks from Ebola and Twitter

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Dr. Kent Brantly, cured or healed (whichever verb you prefer) of the Ebola virus and outspokenly giving the glory to God last Thursday, quickly became red…

Lessons learned from the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Amy Henry
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Culture | Earlier this week, 11-year-old Elenia walked into the living room to tell me that several of her friends had nominated her to participate in the now-viral Ice…

What a girl ballplayer taught me about prejudice

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Mo’ne Davis is a baseball star, one of the best pitchers in the world. Well, among 12-year-olds. Davis has made a name for herself—that’s right her

It’s just a little stain

It’s just a little stain

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There remain a few curious mysteries in life—like why a new car’s value is immediately depleted when it is driven off the showroom floor; like why this…

 
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