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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 GOP needs to sing a new song of hope, opportunity, and achievement

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | Here’s a suggestion for Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa, who will deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address tonight. Get a…

Revival in … France?

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | Mark Twain in 1883 projected the future of the Mississippi River, which has a way of shortening itself as water finds a way to go straight from one point to…

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

Worshiping home births

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Parenting | A long-time friend, when she was expecting her second child back in 1978, read a book about home birthing. The author’s main theme was that prospective…

The Sandusky problem is a Penn State problem

By J.C. Derrick
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Sports | You don’t have to be a college football fan to recall the nightmarish 2011 scandal at Penn State University: Some brave souls finally had the courage to…

Recall the former days

Recall the former days

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My middle-age friend Kay told me about the time when, at age 18, she used her mother’s car to visit a friend, though the vehicle was not insured. She had an…

Teaching their sons to sever heads

By John Piper
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Terrorism | Editor’s note: In the tradition of early British and American journalists who composed news poems that were printed rapidly and sold on streets for a penny,

What sports teach us about perspective

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Ohio State third-string quarterback Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night against an…

Good reading about William Wilberforce and Hannah More’s Clapham Sect

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | WORLD Magazine’s annual Roe v. Wade issue includes an interview with Karen Swallow Prior, author of an excellent new book about Hannah More, William…

Remember you’re not alone

Remember you’re not alone

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | After one of my dearest friends left her Midwestern home for a new job in the South last week, she told me, “Like all heralded adventures, this one is a…

Lecrae and two of my favorite old white guys

By Marvin Olasky
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Abortion | With the Roe v. Wade anniversary one week away, I’m about to ask you to do something that I rarely do: Watch a 37-minute video. (That’s about 30…

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