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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.

The happiness platform

The happiness platform

By D.C. Innes
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Government | With the presidential nominating season now under way, ideas and promises for improving our lives are filling our ears, but they tend to focus on economic…

‘She let herself go’

‘She let herself go’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Years ago my next-door neighbor was showing me an old photo of a beautiful, slender woman. She offered this update of the woman, who happened to be her…

A public sin dealt with publicly

A public sin dealt with publicly

By Bill Newton
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Family | Private sins should be dealt with privately and public sins should be dealt with publicly. But what can you do when you have sinned publicly against those you…

Absolute relativism and missing marriage champions

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | This week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about a recent article in The New York Times about college students…

Your sin will find you out

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3, ESV). I resonate with the psalmist on this one. Look at the…

Little Boy: A classic modern film

By Cal Thomas
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Movies | There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy , in theaters April 24, could be a…

I don’t want to die like Mozart

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Dr. Hake posed over his Norton Anthology of Literature in the September sun. It was one of those days he took our tiny college class outdoors, where ravens flew…

Surviving a culture of lies

Surviving a culture of lies

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | People over 50 may remember a time when lies were not the menace they are today. This is not because people lied less, but because when they got caught lying…

Baseball self-mastery

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | After interviewing baseball players for two decades, I’ve concluded that the players likely to make the most of their physical talents are Christians or…

Embracing the ‘anti-abortion’ label

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | I was pleased to learn that when lawmakers in Kansas banned dismemberment abortions, they didn’t include rape or incest exceptions. The only exceptions are…

A beautiful example of racial reconciliation

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Millions of people have seen the video of white North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager shooting unarmed black man Walter Scott multiple times…

The ‘new’ Hillary Clinton

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | The video announcing Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy talks about “new beginnings” and includes the word “reinventing,” a…

 
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