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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.

Our response to public failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Fallenness is in the news every day. In this space I have addressed Joe Paterno, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, Ray Rice, Johnny Manziel,

Staying young while growing older

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This year for Christmas my mother gave me my first ever Lego set, which she picked up at the discount grocery. The little doll inside, a beach-blonde with a…

Bobby Jindal for president?

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name is not first on most people’s list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we should at least…

Preferring those who hate us

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Israel | There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the…

Cracker-barrel No. 1: Who controls news coverage?

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | WORLD readers regularly send me letters that ask some basic or important questions. That can sometimes feed into my prideful desire to be a cracker-barrel…

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

Let us prey

By Cal Thomas
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Religion | There was a time when the 63-year-old National Prayer Breakfast was a rather mundane affair. It rarely made news. Speakers—evangelist Billy Graham spoke at…

The Obama thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | The very first column I wrote for WORLDin 1998, when the second-to-last page in the magazine was still called “Soul Food,” started like this: “I was 16…

Our dark record of Christian cruelty

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | President Obama elicited a firestorm of reaction to his National Prayer Breakfast speech on Thursday, where he compared ISIS atrocities like the recent…

Have you seen Lynn Messer?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | Kerry Messer and his son Abram are busy working the halls of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Lawmakers greet them by name, for Kerry has been…

Discordant instruments

Discordant instruments

By Bill Newton
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Business | She was young, modestly dressed, attractive, innocent looking, and projected an aura of purity. Then she spoke. It wasn’t her tone, nor her pitch, or even…

Good-bye, RadioShack

By Marvin Olasky
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Business | Isn’t it strange that those favoring expansion of progress-reducing government agencies call themselves “progressives”? Let’s juxtapose that curiosity…

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