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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.

Bucket List Books: The best place to start philosophy

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | This week we’re going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato. Platonic…

Wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

Wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | The just-released issue of WORLD includes a review of Megan McArdle’s new book, The U p Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success . You can get the…

Redeeming supper

Redeeming supper

By Amy Henry
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Family | This morning, my daughter came into the kitchen and said in a huff, “Why don’t we ever eat at the table anymore?” Good question. When I envision supper,

When greatness gets old

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Gregg Popovich has won more than 900 games as the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. He has the longest tenure of any NBA head coach, 18 years, establishing…

The connected dots of a testimony

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Sue Johnson, who was born Solveig Sagedahl in Norway, shared her testimony recently at a ladies’ breakfast I attended. In 1940, when she was 3, her family…

Friday afternoon

Friday afternoon

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | Here’s the scene: Just outside of the Promised Land, with a long desert journey finally behind them and a triumph just ahead, Moses tells his people…

In defense of Mozilla

By Marvin Olasky
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Business | Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, has taken a lot of heat this month for having its CEO, Brendan Eich, resign under pressure on April 3. And yet,

Running in rhythm

Running in rhythm

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | I’m generally a 10 o’clock in the morning woman. I dodge obligations that would separate me from my sheets at an earlier hour. My alarm rings, and I…

Chicken Little 'science'

By Cal Thomas
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Science | The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate…

When you hit the wall

When you hit the wall

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Marriage | Every marriage comes to a place of significant conflict. When this happens you have a choice to either go through it together or go around it separately. If…

Wolves, sheep, and delusion in the church

By La Shawn Barber
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Homosexuality | I recently read a one-sided story about a minister, Ken Wilson, who barred practicing homosexuals from his church back in the day. Extreme? He at least…

Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

By Cal Thomas
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Healthcare | Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly…

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