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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.

Opening Arabia to business and peace

By D.C. Innes
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Middle East | President Obama wants to fight ISIS with a jobs program, perhaps a New Deal for the Middle East. U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told…

Understanding the enduring popularity of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Books | In February of 1867, a little girl named Laura Elizabeth was born in a small log cabin near Pepin, Wis. Some of her family lines went back to the 

Avoiding ethical lapses

Avoiding ethical lapses

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | Peter was waiting, sitting in the easy chair across from my desk. His look told me this wasn’t a social call. He wasted no time getting to the point.

Clarence Thomas vs. paternalistic racism

By Marvin Olasky
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Race Issues | Last night a family-oriented cop show, CBS’s Blue Bloods , had a subplot about a police executive pulling strings to help a grown son avoid the consequences of…

‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

By Barnabas Piper
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Faith & Inspiration | Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, baseball fans: “I’m in the best shape of my life.” It’s that wonderful time of year when major leaguers…

A Christian response to the brutality of ISIS

By Nick Eicher
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Religion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the best way American Christians can respond to a video…

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s…

Gentleness is the best companion

Gentleness is the best companion

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | Back in January, someone at a holiday party told me my New Year’s resolutions were just a theologically poor substitute for the practice of Lent. Because I…

Chris Cuomo: ‘Our rights do not come from God’

By Cal Thomas
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Law | “… the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” — John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961 It isn’t…

Russell Wilson and the Fifty Shades backlash

By La Shawn Barber
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Movies | “[D]o not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and…

No more cursive writing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Education | On Presidents Day I went down to the National Historic Park in Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell because it was free that day. I (re)learned some…

President Obama, America’s Nero

By Cal Thomas
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Presidency | President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly and carries a…

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