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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.

Secular moral indignation

By D.C. Innes
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Higher Education | It is ironic that even while society is making war against boys, American males are extending boyhood well into their adult years. So it is no surprise that…

Will the LGBT alliance fall apart?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sexuality | On Aug. 13, 2012, a local pastor addressed a meeting of the Springfield, Mo., City Council. He spoke to a packed house called out by a contentious subject:

No middle ground at the abortion center

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Abortion | Jill and I filled the 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. slot for the “40 Days for Life” campaign at 12th and Lombard streets in Philadelphia last Wednesday, one of the…

Widows and wolves

Widows and wolves

By Gaye Clark
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Faith & Inspiration | After my husband Jim’s death, wolves crouched at my door, catching me by surprise. First stop was the funeral home. My pastor cautioned me, “Don’t…

Leadership the John Calipari way

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | After last night’s drubbing of the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Kentucky Wildcats are just three wins away from being the first undefeated men’s NCAA…

A life worth birthing

A life worth birthing

By Nick Eicher
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Abortion | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the anti-life campaign to destigmatize abortion. Taking a…

Cherishing the miracle of marriage

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | During my wedding reception, a small boy approached me just as I was about to cut the cake. All evening he had been ogling the cake topper, a tiny Lego man…

A better 2016 agenda

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | “In your heart you know he’s right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who announced…

Making a virtue of vacillation

Making a virtue of vacillation

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Because people saved in prison sometimes fall away after release, the term “jailhouse conversion” has come to mean disingenuous religion or a ploy for…

Shepherds, sheep, and dust

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | When I read about John Shuck, a pastorat Southminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Beaverton, Ore., I thought about the Onion again—a pastor who doesn’t…

Building a fighting force

Building a fighting force

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I circled the first place in the Old Testament where Israel is called an “army” or a “host.” It is Exodus 12:41, and it comes out of the blue. A…

Disastrous Iran deal may prove fatal to Israel

By Cal Thomas
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Iran | In 1982, during one of many visits to Israel, I had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who told me, “Israel needs friends.” He…

 
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