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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.

Executive orders and civil disobedience

By La Shawn Barber
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Sexuality | President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars federal contractors from considering an employee’s sexual proclivities or gender identity…

Dealing with a 7-year-old

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I spent the day with a 7-year-old. Not my 7-year-old grandson but the neighbor’s grandchild. (“If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one…

In praise of small talk

In praise of small talk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Humility partly comes from espousing heartily today an opinion that you were as adamantly opposed to yesterday. This is how I feel about “small talk.” For…

‘Never say Nava’: A Christian player’s saga

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | If you’re seeking a Christian ballplayer to cheer for, check out Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox. His is a Cinderella tale of movement from washing…

End political pensions

By D.C. Innes
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Politics | When Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, unexpectedly lost his party’s nomination to seek reelection our sympathies soon abated when we realized…

Even Muslims get fed up

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | Daniel Pipes, American historian and founder of the Middle East Forum, has kept an eye on Islam and its adherents for decades. It’s an occupation that puts…

Rage against the darkness

Rage against the darkness

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The downside of writing a daily online posting and a biweekly magazine column is that you get to know all my sins. This is partly because I’m not the…

Weekend Reads: Evangelism to kings and through creativity

Weekend Reads: Evangelism to kings and through creativity

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Christ’s Kingdom Commission: The Strategic Importance of Evangelism to “Kings and All in Authority” By David J. Andersen The ministry of the Isaianic…

Lessons learned from LeBron

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | By now you’ve all heard that the biggest star in the NBA—and one of the biggest stars in all of sports—made an unprecedented announcement last Friday:

An answer to prayer arrives on a Gator

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Like pirates, hunters, and thieves test a gold coin by biting down on it, my test of Christianity is whether the man wants to talk about it outside the church…

Catch a new wave

Catch a new wave

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I remember my mother counting the apple trees on the way to our little New York church on Sunday morning. The road snaked through backcountry hills beside sad…

Are black voters turning against Obama?

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their…

 
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