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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.

Israel: ‘The pool into which the world spits’

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | Last week I quoted former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman’s terrific description of what’s wrong in American and European reporting about Israel.

A verse to carry us into the real world

A verse to carry us into the real world

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | “A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.” I rehearsed the words over…

The sacking of Ray Rice

By Cal Thomas
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Sports | The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancée, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City…

Grumbling in our tents

Grumbling in our tents

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Your Cape Cod or ranch-style or little A-frame house is the equivalent of an ancient Jew’s tent. What goes on inside it is also equivalent to what went on…

Bringing Goodwill to central Indiana

By Russ Pulliam
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Charities | INDIANAPOLIS—Engineers and social workers seem to work from opposite ends of the brain. But retiring Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana executive Jim…

The disadvantaged unborn

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3, ESV). Jill Stanek reported that Planned Parenthood in New…

God’s advance warning

God’s advance warning

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all…

One cheer for Sam Harris as he gives two cheers for Israel

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | The American left is hugely anti-Israel. Sam Harris, with his strident “New Atheism,” is a hero to many on the left. That’s why his defense of Israel is…

The McDonnell verdict

By Cal Thomas
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Crime | The soap opera that played out in Richmond, Va., these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen,

Ramped up refrigerator issue

Ramped up refrigerator issue

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When life was simple, here was the moral question: As adult children visiting our parents at the old homestead where we grew up, is it OK for us to march…

Richard Dawkins’ ugly but logical conclusion

By Nick Eicher
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Q&A | Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins generated an ethical firestorm last month when he responded to a tweet by a woman wondering what she would do if she

Slaving over a hot theme

Slaving over a hot theme

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Family | The name Amanda Marcotte should sound familiar to WORLD readers. She’s the one whose strident defense of abortion (which sounded like an attack on humanity)

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