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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.

Houston sermon subpoenas are censorship pure and simple

By Cal Thomas
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Religious Liberty | Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal…

Lost money, found faith

Lost money, found faith

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband lost a week’s pay. It must have fallen out of his pocket at the hardware store. He waited a week to tell me because he feared my reaction. My…

The Obama trust deficit

By D.C. Innes
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Presidency | With the midterm elections just two weeks away, President Obama should reflect soberly on his approval ratings, the lowest of his presidency, which indicate a…

A little ray of all-American sunshine

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sports | I’m a fair-weather sports fan, meaning I get excited about a team only when they’re winning. But not just  any  team—there has to be some…

One-word praying

One-word praying

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In a village nestled in the rice paddies of Buan, South Korea, in the spring of 1999, I was in my mother-in-law’s house watching my husband die of cancer. I…

Deadspin’s spin exposed

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Deadspin, a sports website owned by Gawker Media, is “liberal, sarcastic, and humorous,” according to Wikipedia—and that combination was one more nail…

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

By Amy Henry
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Education | In the past couple of decades, memorization, aka “rote learning,” has become as unpopular an educational method as the use of the paddle. Rote learning…

You can’t win with youth alone

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | You may have heard about a little trade that happened in the NBA this summer when the Minnesota Timberwolves sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a…

Wrongful birth in a me-first culture

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | When I first read the story of a wrongful birth lawsuit in Illinois, I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was a cruel parody, then I found out it…

The unlikely fisherman

The unlikely fisherman

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Four decades ago when my brother was hitchhiking in Oregon, he encountered a young fisherman who happened to mention that he throws up daily from seasickness.

Ebola and harvest

By Marvin Olasky
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Faith & Inspiration | What have we been taking for granted regarding health and wealth? “We know not to take harvest for granted,” Westminster Theological Seminary professor…

Vegetable-love

Vegetable-love

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Food | Last week I stood at the Saturday farmer’s market, goggling at the tomatoes. They were so red, round, and multitudinous, spread out on mismatched tables in…

 
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