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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.

Sacrificing the good for the great

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Something happened last week that turned the American pursuit of wealth and fame on its head. One of the most promising young stars in one of the most…

Working for free

Working for free

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Tuesday nights I teach an English as a second language class at church and I enjoy it. So do my students. It occurred to me in the middle of our time together…

Facing an anxious new season

Facing an anxious new season

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I spend my workday at a window overlooking our landlord’s four cows. The cows lead simple lives—simplified, I suppose, by their unsophisticated destinies.

Sunshine Week should turn up the heat

By Cal Thomas
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Government | This week is “Sunshine Week,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to “promote a dialogue about…

The ‘white privilege’ burden

The ‘white privilege’ burden

By La Shawn Barber
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Race Issues | If I hear or read about one more white person lamenting “white privilege,” especially a Christian, I might drive to a remote location, step out of the…

Job, a man prepared

Job, a man prepared

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Adversity tests a man like fire tests gold and silver (Proverbs 17:3) and like a whipping gale tests a building foundation (Matthew 7:24–27). But as in the…

What makes for human flourishing?

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | Last Thursday, City Church in San Francisco, a 1,000-attendee congregation that in 2006 left the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) over the issue of…

The power of forgiveness

By Cal Thomas
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Race Issues | Turn on the TV news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That’s why what happened last week on The Kelly File ,

Hillary Clinton’s Machiavellian moment

By D.C. Innes
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Politics | Email is dangerous. One is tempted to write things that one would never say in person. And email is forever. Even a deleted email is still there somewhere.

Gender gap blues

Gender gap blues

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | For almost 12 years, in the 1980s and early 1990s, I homeschooled my two children, a girl and a boy. One was driven and anxious and sometimes drove me crazy.

‘Scientists say’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Climate Change | The blessing and curse of writing well is that in college you can produce term papers full of nonsense and get an “A.” A discerning professor will flag it…

Today is Pi Day

Today is Pi Day

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | While many media focus on next Tuesday’s St. Patrick’s Day, mathematicians concerned with higher things than green milkshakes and a green-colored river in…

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