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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 poisoned well in Washington

By D.C. Innes
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Immigration | The chatter in the news is that the president, by issuing executive orders to defer deportation action on 5 million illegal aliens, has “poisoned the…

God’s elephant in the room

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iran | Earlier this month  The Economist  ran a special report on Iran, a nation classified by the U.S. State Department as the world’s leading sponsor of…

Unholy glee

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It is one thing to kill your enemy; it is another thing to be gleeful about it. We know that even when presiding over the death of evil men, God has no glee…

Weekend Reads: A good combination in making converts

Weekend Reads: A good combination in making converts

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The Bible is an obvious choice, but what else do you give someone who is interested in Christianity but hardly knows where to begin? Two new books aim to fill…

Defining our immigration terms

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | One of our mottos at WORLD is “sensational facts, understated prose.” When it comes to immigration, President Obama’s bomb-lob into an already…

Immigration ends, imperial means

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | John Dickerson of CBS tweeted, “On the list of presidential power moves—emancipation, court packing, Youngstown, e.o. 9981—immigration move ranks where…

Every man is religious

Every man is religious

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | An actress on the radio related how her mother, the night before she died in a car accident many years ago, had a dream of bucolic fields of waving grain. The…

A reminder of life and death

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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History | Our innkeeper told us we had come to Gettysburg at a propitious time: Remembrance Weekend, during which throngs of period-dressed Civil War enthusiasts march…

Teaching hate

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | “You’ve got to be taught to hate …” —Oscar Hammerstein, South Pacific The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others…

Nero, Palpatine, Obama?

By Marvin Olasky
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Presidency | The significance of the president’s unilateral action on immigration

Thoughts on raising children—after the fact

Thoughts on raising children—after the fact

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Parenting | If I were asked for my thoughts on raising children, I would make this simple suggestion: Think about your own childhood. Many of your answers are found…

Abortionist neglects to mention death settlement

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | More than 40 years ago, seven of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices decided a privacy right existed somewhere in the U.S. Constitution that allowed women to…

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