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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.

Christian cultural dominance through weakness

Christian cultural dominance through weakness

By D.C. Innes
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Culture | The political arena is an angry place, where people contend with each other, for themselves and for their friends, over competitive goods like wealth, power,

Children of the Matrix

Children of the Matrix

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Technology | We invited an Egyptian couple to lunch after church and their 4-year-old boy fussed so much that the father, with evident reluctance, pulled out an iPad, and…

Searching for ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ in media contract disputes

By Barnabas Piper
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Television | Bill Simmons is headed to HBO. Bill Simmons, who made his name at ESPN, was a creative mind behind the 30 for 30 documentaries , founded Grantland , and was…

Writing lessons from Maya Angelou

By Chelsea Boes
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Essay | I often complain to my husband that nothing ever happens to me. At least, nothing happens to me compared to Maya Angelou.  If you read the obituaries of…

Why selling baby parts should shock no one

By Cal Thomas
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Abortion | “… if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” —Leon Kass, M.D., Toward a More Natural Science What is most shocking about an…

Knowing <em>and</em> suppressing truth

Knowing and suppressing truth

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Sexuality | In Romans, the Apostle Paul writes that men “by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,” and in the next breath says that “what can be known about God…

Government sells Mt. Soledad land to private group

By La Shawn Barber
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Government | I took a personal interest in the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in 2013 when my family and I visited the site in La Jolla, Calif. The tour guide told us the…

Will Donald Trump’s privilege be his stumbling block?

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Campaign 2016 | Donald Trump’s recent litany of controversial statements about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and other political topics has catapulted…

Obama, you're no Ronald Reagan

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in…

The curious case of the Catholic school

The curious case of the Catholic school

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Education | I had nuns for 12 years of formal education (followed by priests for four years of college). The habit of the Canadian-based religious order included long…

Our vaporous religious liberty

By D.C. Innes
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Religious Liberty | When the Supreme Court pulled a right to same-sex marriage out of the Constitutional hat in Obergefell v. Hodges , the justices also performed a disappearing act…

The battle over ‘the facts’ in textbooks

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | For years, the state of Texas has exercised an outsized influence on school textbooks—not without controversy, of course. In 2010, the Texas Board of…

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