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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.

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

Oh, that’s good! No, that’s bad.

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When I speak at retreats I bring my Bible and Margery Cuyler’s That’s Good! That’s Bad! The children’s picture book concerns a little boy at the zoo with…

A taste of the at-homeness of heaven

A taste of the at-homeness of heaven

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I settled stiffly into my seat at church last week, counting my miseries. We were half an hour late and I had the sniffles. I had forgotten to put on lipstick…

Where your treasure is

Where your treasure is

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I drove past a new self-service storage building the other day. I can’t remember what was there before. One sees more and more of these facilities as time…

Bad Sir Jonathan Gruber (with apologies to A.A. Milne)

By Marvin Olasky
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Healthcare | Only A.A. Milne, author of not only Winnie the Pooh but great children’s poems such “Bad Sir Brian Botany,” could do justice to Jonathan Gruber’s…

Sinners and selective outrage

By La Shawn Barber
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Race Issues | Whenever I read about all the rioting and pointless destruction and laughable “die-ins” at places like Toys R Us, I’m astonished. I find it incredible…

When you do not expect it

When you do not expect it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I am on the church prayer chain, and recently I watched the unfolding of a sad situation made more tragic when a father on his way to visit his adult daughter…

Paul Ryan’s hope for a Congress that works

By Cal Thomas
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Congress | Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month’s election and plan strategies…

Self-talk

Self-talk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I hear people talking to themselves everywhere I go. Most are conversing with a Bluetooth or singing along with their playlist. At the rundown end of Fifth…

The problem of police and the policed

By D.C. Innes
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Police | The recent police killings of black men—Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley—accidental or not, justified or not, remind us of the difficulty at the…

The racist conundrum

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Race Issues | As a just-past-middle-age white lady, I probably don’t know much about race, but here’s my impression: White people generally don’t think much about it,

Tell Him every little thing

Tell Him every little thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When is the last time you thought about sparrows? God thinks about them. Indeed, except for you birders out there, He may be the only one who has concern for…

Great stories from the Greatest Generation

By J.C. Derrick
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History | Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw first dubbed World War II–era Americans “The Greatest Generation” in his 1998 book by the same name. “It is, I…

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