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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.

Families and Ferguson

By La Shawn Barber
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Family | Tragedy strikes people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, nationalities, and socioeconomic levels. The consequences of sin are far-reaching and deeply…

A tale of two kings

A tale of two kings

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Manasseh was a very bad king and Asa was a very good king, but there is more to the story. Asa, the king of Judah (the southern tribe ruled by the descendents…

How to handle Iran

By Nick Eicher
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Iran | A deadline has come and gone in the seven-nation negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program, but that doesn’t mean the talks are over. Wednesday in…

A journalist’s death

By Marvin Olasky
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Obituary | Arne Fjeldstad, 57, director and CEO of The Media Project, an international network of journalists devoted to better coverage of religion in public life,

Coveting the inferior

Coveting the inferior

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When my firstborn was little, before her school days, the only bread I ever fed her contained the following ingredients: sprouted wheat, barley, beans,

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…

 
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