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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.

The Sandusky problem is a Penn State problem

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | You don’t have to be a college football fan to recall the nightmarish 2011 scandal at Penn State University: Some brave souls finally had the courage to…

Recall the former days

Recall the former days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My middle-age friend Kay told me about the time when, at age 18, she used her mother’s car to visit a friend, though the vehicle was not insured. She had an…

Teaching their sons to sever heads

By John Piper
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Terrorism | Editor’s note: In the tradition of early British and American journalists who composed news poems that were printed rapidly and sold on streets for a penny,

What sports teach us about perspective

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Ohio State third-string quarterback Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night against an…

Good reading about William Wilberforce and Hannah More’s Clapham Sect

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | WORLD Magazine’s annual Roe v. Wade issue includes an interview with Karen Swallow Prior, author of an excellent new book about Hannah More, William…

Remember you’re not alone

Remember you’re not alone

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | After one of my dearest friends left her Midwestern home for a new job in the South last week, she told me, “Like all heralded adventures, this one is a…

Lecrae and two of my favorite old white guys

By Marvin Olasky
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Abortion | With the Roe v. Wade anniversary one week away, I’m about to ask you to do something that I rarely do: Watch a 37-minute video. (That’s about 30…

Why all the love for George Clooney?

By Cal Thomas
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Marriage | Social media is agog over George Clooney’s tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning…

Je Suis Pharaoh

Je Suis Pharaoh

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Terrorism | This time we mean it! This time we’re good and mad! This time we won’t forget! Last week’s events in Paris are the last straw. Now we finally get it:

Comparing Christians to slave owners and Nazis

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | You’re probably familiar with Jack Phillips, the Christian owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado (see “Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle” by…

All the anxiety that success and money cannot end

By Marvin Olasky
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A year ago, Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic , came out of the anxiety closet with a lengthy first-person article about his lifelong struggles with fear. He…

Is Paris burning?

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The late Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times , Paul Conrad, frequently used religious symbols to illustrate his point of…

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