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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.

Definitions change but God marches on

By John Stonestreet
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Marriage | In his recent book, The Bigot: Why Prejudice Exists , Rutgers University professor Stephen Eric Bronner tries to redefine intolerance. Bronner works at the…

There are no stars

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “Dwight (Howard) and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys are role players or pieces that complete our team.” This statement, made…

Two complementary emails

Two complementary emails

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This morning I received two emails from friends, one in Pennsylvania and the other in Florida. They both had just finished their daily devotions and wanted to…

WWI, the not so great war

By Cal Thomas
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History | NEWBURY, England—World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the…

Bryan College battle draws national attention

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | A battle in Dayton, Tenn., has now gone way past the boundaries of the city.  I’ve reported before (here and here and here) about the worldview battle…

Learning to have a new best friend

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | On my wedding day, my best friend Kayla stood up with ivy in her hair and made me cry with her toast to our disappearing childhoods. She seamlessly rescued me…

Writing tip No. 57

Writing tip No. 57

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On reruns of NPR’s hit call-in show Car Talk I heard a caller say he was a ghostwriter for some famous author and was interested in blowing up an Aston Martin…

Court declares Ground Zero cross an important historic symbol

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. (Psalm 14:1) The…

When excuses won’t fly

When excuses won’t fly

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | They say the road to hell is paved with excuses, and this is chillingly close to the mark, as I noticed in my reading of Malachi. The book reads like a…

Lois Lowry's The Giver a portent of what might be?

By Cal Thomas
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Movies | With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Barack Obama isn’t alone in having a bad…

Forgive me. That’s all

Forgive me. That’s all

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Today I realized how extraordinary the phrase “forgive me” is. I was feeling miserable in my guilt. And like a trapped animal casting around in my mind…

Poverty-fighting ministries in eastern Kentucky?

By Jamie Dean
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Poverty | The suggestion box is open for an upcoming story I’m working on regarding poverty in Appalachia. Here’s the background: In 1964, President Lyndon B.

 
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