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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.

Ebola fear

By Marvin Olasky
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Ebola Virus | When a person exposed to the Ebola virus is on airplane flights between Cleveland and Dallas, we do have to wonder about the competence of federal officials…

Curing Ebola is healthcare—aborting a baby is not

By La Shawn Barber
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Healthcare | About 15 years ago I left work early with a slight fever and a headache. I thought I had a 24-hour bug. When I arrived home, I took a nap on the couch and…

Appreciation of Jesus

Appreciation of Jesus

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Jesus was God’s “Son, with whom I am well pleased.” We must not take this statement for granted, or water it down as if it doesn’t mean what it…

Who wins when campaigns go negative?

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2014 | Just when you thought political campaigns couldn’t get any nastier, in comes the woman who fought relentlessly for the right of Texans to end any pregnancy…

Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

By Cal Thomas
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Middle East | After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.” Last weekend at a conference of donor…

Establishing ourselves

Establishing ourselves

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was invited to speak at a weekend retreat, and it dawned on me that the Apostle Paul did “retreats,” except they didn’t call them that back in the…

Good religion is good for politics

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Americans want to see more religion in politics. According to a recent Pew Research poll, 49 percent of respondents think that churches and other houses of…

Good education ends not with a mandate but a suggestion

By Marvin Olasky
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Sexuality | What to make of the Nebraska school district that purportedly told its teachers to stop using “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and…

A spectrum too far

A spectrum too far

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sexuality | It was all over the internet: the Nebraska school district’s guidelines against gendered language that would prejudice students toward believing they are…

The faith of my husband

The faith of my husband

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband builds decks and puts on roofs. Suffering under a sustained sleep deficit, last night before bed he prayed that God would give him a good night’s…

Weekend Reads: Learning through bad examples

Weekend Reads: Learning through bad examples

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible By Mark Atteberry  Solomon had a thousand wives. It’s well known. But only…

Sam Harris vs. Ben Affleck

By Marvin Olasky
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Islam | Last month I gave one cheer for Sam Harris, the atheist author who wrongly excoriates Christianity but defends Israel and realistically criticizes Islam. This…

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