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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.

Teaching American values

By Cal Thomas
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Education | After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is…

Salted with fire

Salted with fire

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “For everyone will be salted with fire” (Mark 9:49, ESV). I have been following the medical and spiritual condition of a local Christian man since he was…

Your chance to ask interview questions

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Next Monday and Tuesday at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, I’ll be interviewing in front of students two well-known female authors and conference…

Another school denies a Christian student

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Several years ago, Julea Ward was a graduate student in the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University. Students had the option of referring clients to…

Fading beauty was not meant to be

Fading beauty was not meant to be

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The conversation around the fire started to take on the feel of a scene from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. As we talked into the night, and wine…

Designing furniture with a purpose

By Russ Pulliam
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Ministry | INDIANAPOLIS—Businessman David Palmer wants to take workers who used to be homeless to the next level in the furniture business. Purposeful Design, which…

Hillary’s ‘steak’ is not well done

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post : “… she is much more…

Organizing things

Organizing things

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This morning I took one of those big accordion cardboard filing boxes and started to organize my husband’s medical bills. First the big classifications into…

The president’s war

By D.C. Innes
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ISIS | “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL.” So President Barack Obama affirmed in his address to the nation last Wednesday regarding our new…

The American way of war

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Foreign Policy | I’m not sure we can do it anymore—wage comprehensive war from vigorous beginning to unambiguous conclusion. Our last successful conflict (not counting…

A reflection on passing seasons

A reflection on passing seasons

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | As September lives up to its promise of plummeting temperatures, I receive this email from a Pennsylvania friend transplanted in West Palm Beach, Fla.: “But…

Bitter humor: Jewish or Eastern European?

By Marvin Olasky
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Humor | Did you hear the one about the poor peasant whose goat has died? The peasant catches a golden fish who tells him, “Ask for anything you want.” The peasant…

 
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