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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.

Fearing the return of Jesus

Fearing the return of Jesus

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Maybe you weren’t a kid when the Left Behind books came out—but I was, and they scared me out of my little pink pajamas. OK, not literally. But I was afraid…

Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to…

Root causes of antisocialism

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Iraq | We all know, from our public schooling and the mainstream media, that when a person does bad things it is not his fault. Not at all. It is probably his…

Unfriendly atheists

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | To me it’s not strange that atheists don’t believe in God. I understand because I was once an unbeliever myself. It’s human nature to rebel. Who wants…

Welcome introverts

Welcome introverts

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband once worked as a substance abuse counselor in Michigan. The center where he counseled made use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory…

Confronting ISIS—‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

By Cal Thomas
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Iraq | When liberal Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.

Pleasing God through faith and suffering

Pleasing God through faith and suffering

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My mother wants to die, and there’s no talking her out of it. Why would I want to talk her out of it anyway? Why wouldn’t a Christian of a certain age…

Prepare yourself for cultural exile

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | After 350 years of Christian cultural dominance in America, church history professor Carl Trueman tells us what we should all know but have been reluctant to…

Who watches the watchmen?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Government | The Latin aphorism attributed to Juvenal,  Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?  translates as “Who watches the watchmen?” or “Who guards…

Something or nothing?

Something or nothing?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I take my job seriously. When enumerating the various gifts of the body in 1 Corinthians 12:28, Scripture says that “whoever speaks” (including online…

Teaching: A labor of love

Teaching: A labor of love

By Emily Scheie
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Education | A little before 8 a.m., the lights were off in all but the back classrooms, as smiling, sleepy teachers trickled into school for a day of training. At the end…

Advice to non-millennials communicating with millennials

Advice to non-millennials communicating with millennials

By Warren Cole Smith
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Politics | Editor’s note: The following is adapted from remarks made by Warren Cole Smith during a panel discussion on communicating with the millennial generation at

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