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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.

Want a job in Christian publishing?

Want a job in Christian publishing?

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | At a low point in ancient Israel, “There was no blacksmith to be found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, ‘Lest the Hebrews make…

For a better proof

For a better proof

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I learned from the funeral parlor that they have to wait 24 hours after a person dies before they can cremate him or her. One can easily imagine the reason…

Character counts in education reform circles

Character counts in education reform circles

By Russ Pulliam
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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—Character was a hot topic a few years ago. Some feared that America was losing its bearings in terms of traditional values and wanted to…

Dealing with the cause, not effect, of sexual assaults on campus

By Cal Thomas
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Sexual Abuse | College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the…

I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A few years ago I bought my father Heaven by Randy Alcorn. We have been meaning to read it, but it has been sitting on the end table unopened. But there is…

Where is Jesus buried? And other media missteps

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | The New York Times is known as a solemn production that does not print comics, so we have to rely on its missteps to create some groaning-out-loud moments. One…

The inefficiency of love

By D.C. Innes
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Poverty | New York is a city of 8 million souls—55,000 of them, just over one-half of 1 percent, are homeless. But it’s still a lot of people, and a lot of…

Drop the movement and back away slowly

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | Back in my homeschool days, some of us moms used to get together once a month for coffee and mutual encouragement. I recall a morning after one of us had…

The wrinkle in time

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The curious thing is that no sooner had my mother died than my dominant mental image of her reverted to the visage of a woman decades younger and in her…

The SBC’s ‘sad but necessary’ move

By Nick Eicher
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Homosexuality | This week I spoke with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the decision of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive

Dealing with the evils of the NFL

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Last week I joined two writers from Christ & Pop Culture on their podcast, where we discussed an article that asks, “Does watching the NFL make you…

Compelled into the kingdom

Compelled into the kingdom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | After the pastor’s wonderful message at my mother’s memorial service, a junior high school teacher on staff at the church took to the podium to share a…

 
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