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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.

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…

Very close idols

Very close idols

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Some elders of Israel paid a visit to the prophet Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord. The Lord gave them a chilly reception. He told Ezekiel: “Son of man, these…

Unfaithfully executing the law

By Cal Thomas
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Immigration | President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children…

Romania gains a Lutheran president

By Marvin Olasky
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Europe | A letter from WORLD member Marie Rete: “We are a subscribing family and enjoy your coverage of world and home news with a Christian perspective. My husband…

Fast friends

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Ah, reconciliation. Isn’t it grand? There is good evidence that on Nov. 2, in a town called Atareb, west of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, two hitherto…

Let’s make a deal Obama-style

By D.C. Innes
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Immigration | The newspapers reporting Republican victories in the midterm elections had not even been bundled yet for the trash when President Obama threw down the…

Dumb and dumber

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Healthcare | Let’s clear up one point: I’m dumb. Too dense to make sense of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” when it was passed, and too easily intimidated by…

The harder decisions

The harder decisions

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There are some decisions that are biblically easy: adultery. I don’t say emotionally easy, but biblically a no-brainer. But we all have experienced other…

 
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