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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.

Misplaced faith in government

Misplaced faith in government

By Cal Thomas
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Healthcare | One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The…

Lather, rinse, repent

Lather, rinse, repent

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | John the Baptist bellowed out a one-size-fits-all message to everyone who walked 10 miles to hear him: “Repent!” And it has become a stock joke of…

Still wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

Still wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

By Daniel James Devine
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Education | On Friday, Marvin Olasky wrote: The just-released issue of WORLD includes a reviewof Megan McArdle’s new book,  The U Side of Down: Why

A battle that changed the world

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Today is the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, fought in 1836 near what is now the city named after Sam Houston, who led the Texan army that day in a…

Happy Government Day

Happy Government Day

By D.C. Innes
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Government | On a beautiful spring Saturday I looked out my picture window at my happy neighbors, a young couple in their 30s. Bela is Hungarian and Susan is English, but…

The brave new world of 3-D printing

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Technology | Earth-shaking technology has a way of lurking in the background before barging into everyday life and changing everything. Video broadcasting was developed in…

Finding gratitude in the worst of circumstances

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband has been ill for six months and bedridden for four (with a hiatus for a trip to North Carolina). As I was whining about this, I was taken up short…

Bucket List Books: The best place to start philosophy

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | This week we’re going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato. Platonic…

Wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

Wanted: Homeschool stories of successful failure

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | The just-released issue of WORLD includes a review of Megan McArdle’s new book, The U p Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success . You can get the…

Redeeming supper

Redeeming supper

By Amy Henry
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Family | This morning, my daughter came into the kitchen and said in a huff, “Why don’t we ever eat at the table anymore?” Good question. When I envision supper,

When greatness gets old

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Gregg Popovich has won more than 900 games as the head coach of the San Antonio Spurs. He has the longest tenure of any NBA head coach, 18 years, establishing…

The connected dots of a testimony

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Sue Johnson, who was born Solveig Sagedahl in Norway, shared her testimony recently at a ladies’ breakfast I attended. In 1940, when she was 3, her family…

 
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