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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.

College statements of faith—useful or useless?

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | I’m still trying to understand more about the impact of statements of faith at colleges. This is a request for more comments. Should Christian college…

Don't fence me in

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Philip…

The runaway raspberries

The runaway raspberries

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father and I are having a problem: too many raspberries. I have a life, after all. I wait till they’re deep red going on purple to bring out the bucket…

The American people’s gridlock

The American people’s gridlock

By D.C. Innes
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Congress | Everyone’s down on Congress. Public approval for the institution stands around 13 percent. Even three billionaires, whom the law generally serves well, used…

Don’t know much about chronological reasoning

Don’t know much about chronological reasoning

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | A few years ago, Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, visited Bowdoin College at the invitation of a student organization. While…

An optimally pleasing summer shower

An optimally pleasing summer shower

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In the wintertime I love a piping hot shower, and in the summertime it’s got to be lukewarm or even cold, depending on particular outdoor conditions. When…

Recognizing holy ground in an unholy culture

Recognizing holy ground in an unholy culture

By John Stonestreet
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Culture | I remember my friend Scott Rae, a professor at Biola University, telling a story about a group of teachers who were about to volunteer for Vacation Bible…

Weekend Reads: Death in a church, life in a believer

Weekend Reads: Death in a church, life in a believer

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive By Thom Rainer I go to a dying church. In fact, my congregation will almost certainly close in less…

Down with English ivy!

Down with English ivy!

By Marvin Olasky
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Environment | Enough is enough! July 4 celebrated independence from England, but today, July 12, is a day to repel the aggression of English ivy! A WORLD reader sent me an…

Marriage and millennials

By Amy Henry
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Marriage | According to the Pew Research Center, millennials increasingly think society is just fine without marriage, and it’s easy to see why they do. As I…

Seeking perfect moderation as a fan

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | If LeBron James leaves the Miami Heat, his teammate Dwyane Wade and Heat president Pat Riley will be devastated. But if he spurns the Cleveland Cavaliers he…

Only God is everything

Only God is everything

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My daughter said to me wistfully one day about her own child: “I feel sad that a day is coming when I won’t be the most important person in her life…

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