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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.

Good sports

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Every now and then we need a reminder of the good found in sports. In these days of corruption, cheating, self-aggrandizing, and criminal behavior, it’s so…

Teaching the purpose of marriage

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | Last week, voters in Ireland approved a measure to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. On Monday, the issue surfaces again in Australia, where the…

Lessons from <em>Fat Girl</em>

Lessons from Fat Girl

By Chelsea Boes
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Essay | Writing—especially writing for children—exists to teach and to delight. That crucial lesson in balance, which not every age has comprehended equally,

No Memorial Day for inner-city dead

By Cal Thomas
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Race Issues | While Memorial Day weekend featured the traditional parades, barbecues, and moments of silence at baseball games for those who gave their lives in wartime to…

Too nice to be a spy

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Higher Education | The federal government’s efforts to stop China from stealing sensitive U.S. defense technology secrets led to last week’s indictment of the head of Temple…

The Holy Spirit promised

The Holy Spirit promised

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Through the Holy Spirit, the believers formerly under God’s wrath preached Christ in languages they didn’t know to the Jews who’d come to Jerusalem for…

Beyond the American black and white racial divide

Beyond the American black and white racial divide

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Due to the current racial climate in the United States, discussions of race generally focus on issues related to African-Americans and Anglos. But the…

Obama’s hot-air commencement address

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | I didn’t attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn’t want to…

If you survive to a hundred and five

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Government | Philadelphia just had its annual celebration of centenarians, of which there are 500 who call our fair city home. Mayor Michael Nutter was on hand to fete the…

The end of the Boy Scouts

By D.C. Innes
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Boy Scouts | Boy Scouts of America (BSA) president and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Scouts’ annual national meeting last week that the 105-year old…

If we only knew …

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iraq | The question of the day—perhaps of this whole election cycle—is this one: If you were president, and knew then what we know now, would you have gone to…

Growing up Budziszewski

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | In the May 30 issue of WORLD noted professor and author J. Budziszewski speaks of turning away from socialism and turning toward Christ and an understanding…

 
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