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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.

High school seniorhood and the art of purposeful mistakes

High school seniorhood and the art of purposeful mistakes

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Higher Education | Like the weather, the increasing cost and declining value of a college education is a subject that gets talked about a lot without anything being done about…

RFRA’s golden opportunity

By Jeff Koch
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Faith & Inspiration | Last week’s storm over Indiana’s RFRA law was quite the spectacle. Who imagined a modest attempt to protect rights of conscience would cause so many folks…

Five parenting lessons from an afternoon kickball game

Five parenting lessons from an afternoon kickball game

By Barnabas Piper
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Parenting | On Easter my wife, two daughters, and I headed to our friends’ house for an Easter egg hunt. The four children, ages 6 to 9, had a blast running around…

An invitation to my fellow PKs

By Sophia Lee
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Religion | When I was growing up in Singapore, I had only one fellow Korean friend who was also a pastor’s daughter like me. My father had founded a Mandarin-speaking…

A watershed cultural moment for America

By Nick Eicher
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Religious Liberty | This week, I discussed with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview whether the cultural climate of the debate over sexuality and…

Growing up Hadley

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | The current issue of WORLD includes a Q&A with Hadley Arkes, who grew up in Judaism and at age 70 professed faith in Christ. Here’s more from that…

Finding comfort in a bowl of ice cream

Finding comfort in a bowl of ice cream

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | I’ll never forget the time my mother came to visit me in college, stayed for a few days, then decided to leave because she missed my father too much.

Carly Fiorina, a woman of accomplishment

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | When people speak of “the first woman president” they usually mean Hillary Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon. But there’s another…

A moment in the pit

A moment in the pit

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A Christian woman I know who is in a deep emotional pit sent me verses from Psalm 88 “proving” to me that the wrath of God is on her: “Your wrath lies…

Americans United for Firing Christians

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | My thanks to Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the liberal group that praised WORLD yesterday for finding a great story. Not exactly. The…

The culture degrades, but truth endures

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Did you see the Honey Maid commercial during last Saturday’s NCAA Final Four game between Duke and Michigan State, the one with two men who call themselves…

Racism and redemption on university campuses

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | On Friday night University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides suspended a student for writing a racist slur on a campus whiteboard. The student had…

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