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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.

Perseverance of the saints: A tribute to missionary translators

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | We read sometimes of “unreached people groups” and efforts to translate the Bible into their own language. But what does it take to succeed in that…

Weekend Reads: Expanding the kingdom and following Christ

Weekend Reads: Expanding the kingdom and following Christ

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth By Greg Beale and Mitchell Kim What is a temple? Ideally speaking, it is a place in which God…

A better way than enjoying failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | One of the weirdest and most unpleasant aspects of sports is a fan’s intense desire for opponents to fail. I have certainly been party to this sentiment,

All’s well in Warren

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | I just got through to the secretary of the mayor’s office of the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., and asked her if there is a holiday display this year at…

Campus consequences of the sexual revolution

By Nick Eicher
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Sexuality | With so much reporting lately—some of it reckless and shoddy—on the moral state of affairs on university campuses, I spoke with John Stonestreet of the…

Cuba: Real normalization, or no deal

By Marvin Olasky
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Cuba | It’s been 10 years since I did some reporting from Cuba, but faces flashed by my eyes as I heard President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations with…

Beneath the big hair

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | Every Tuesday morning I sit at the kitchen table in my pajamas and click through the daily photos from the Associated Press. Because I work for God’s World…

The response to growing atrocities

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, one…

Fully man

Fully man

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | As a freshman in college and not even a Christian, I was given free rein of a junior high Bible study class at a Worcester, Mass., church. It consisted of…

Remembering Baxter Shavers

By Warren Cole Smith
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Police | The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.,  and Eric Garner in New York City sparked protests around the country. These incidents raised important…

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

As the battle over religious liberty wages, don’t lose heart

By La Shawn Barber
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Sexuality | I have a recurring dream where I’m searching a huge building for a restroom. I eventually find one, but I discover the doors to the stalls leave a big gap…

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Many have historically exalted Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the position of Queen of heaven, and in reaction to that error many of the rest of us have…

 
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