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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.

Bryan College’s battle

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | The lines have been drawn between faculty who believe in an historic Adam and Eve and theistic evolutionists

Focus on what works

By Cal Thomas
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Government | The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.

The problem of noncompliance

The problem of noncompliance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A doctor who once prescribed lots of supplements for all the things he found wrong with me said I actually needed more but he was reticent to pile them on.

Deadline for 2014 Hope Award nominations

Deadline for 2014 Hope Award nominations

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | This week is the last week for nominating poverty-fighting ministries for WORLD’s ninth annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion. We’ve received…

Free speech and civil behavior

By D.C. Innes
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First Amendment | Overt government violations of our rights seem to be multiplying these days—NSA snooping, IRS persecutions of tea party organizations, and Obamacare…

Does God take sides?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Russia | In a column titled “Whose side is God on now?” Pat Buchanan makes the point that as Western civilization swirls down the drain, Russia and its president…

Chasing off elephants

Chasing off elephants

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There are several elephants in the room at my church every Sunday morning. They are the people I have been worshipping with for decades and have no…

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s <em>Crime and Punishment</em>

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | It is quite unfortunate how often “Christian” fiction is interpreted to mean “nice” fiction. After all, the gospel (and most of the Bible) is not very…

Why baseball is best

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | Many secular philosophers have knowledge yet lack wisdom. Through God’s common grace, though, they can sometimes make breakthroughs in key areas, and a…

Noah’s opportunity

By Amy Henry
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Culture | We haven’t seen the movie, Noah , yet, but the flack surrounding it has already been the center of several conversations at our house. The question being: How…

When false narratives fly

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | DeSean Jackson is an explosive wide receiver known for big plays and blazing speed. Last season was the best of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles: He…

What to think about my husband

What to think about my husband

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A wise and witty Christian counselor once said, “Your marriage is in trouble the day you realize you didn’t marry yourself.” My marriage is not in…

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