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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.

Turning trouble into blessing

Turning trouble into blessing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I chatted with a woman I happened to sit near at church on Sunday. I learned she works in Trenton, a good 30 miles from here. Getting to her job in New Jersey…

Shedding the CEO model of pastoring

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On a recent morning I met a friend for coffee, and a former pastor of mine happened to walk in. He had taken a call to another church a year ago, a much…

Let’s play ‘What’s Inappropriate?’

Let’s play ‘What’s Inappropriate?’

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Anyone for a new game called “What’s Inappropriate?” It could be like “Where’s Waldo?” Find the reason a Christian isn’t allowed to post a…

Liberty as secure as your books

Liberty as secure as your books

By D.C. Innes
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Technology | I own books. Many books. They are the tools of my academic trade. But they are also the highways of my political and even spiritual liberty. Access to my…

Islam wins the battle of P.C. causes

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | A poster child of women’s rights—a woman who should be every feminist’s dream—was disinvited from receiving an honorary degree at Brandeis University…

Following God at all costs

Following God at all costs

By Bill Newton
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Business | “On Wall Street you will hear many people give opinions,” a partner with a financial firm warned a group of interns. “You must learn to watch where…

High noon at Bryan College

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | The board of trustees meets over the controversy surrounding the school’s statement of faith

The lost mission of the NCAA

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time. Today, student-athlete health,

Rightly clothed

Rightly clothed

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | You know you’re not in the loop when you have to Google “business casual” and study the diagrams before going to an event. I pulled together a few…

Help! It’s OK to need somebody

Help! It’s OK to need somebody

By Chelsea Kolz
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Essay | My mother loses her car keys quite a lot. She always has. I have always known the scramble of her searching hands that upset purses, laundry, and piles of…

No cold calling your friends

No cold calling your friends

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | You have heard of cold calling—unsolicited random dialing of as many people as possible for the purpose of selling some product or service. But recently, I…

Christianity’s ‘radical compassion’

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | In a column published last week, Leonard Pitts Jr. complained that Christians bring up the rear on social issues. As an example, he quoted World Vision…

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