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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.

A shovel-ready job

A shovel-ready job

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | On a recent blistering Kansas day, a group of students and teachers are re-mulching an impossibly long walking path as part of our weekly school workday. The…

Outrage isn’t action

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Something has been made strikingly clear in recent weeks: the power of public opinion to sway decision-makers. Two of the National Football League’s premier…

Note to self: Love people because they’re not here long

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On Sunday my mother and father and I went out on one of the most beautiful afternoons God ever made, and looked for deer at the 260-acre cemetery nearby. My…

Feeling at home

Feeling at home

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Marriage | While I was planning our wedding—picking out plates, whittling down the guest list, and taking melatonin to help me sleep at night—a friend told me the…

Teaching American values

By Cal Thomas
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Education | After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is…

Salted with fire

Salted with fire

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “For everyone will be salted with fire” (Mark 9:49, ESV). I have been following the medical and spiritual condition of a local Christian man since he was…

Your chance to ask interview questions

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Next Monday and Tuesday at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, I’ll be interviewing in front of students two well-known female authors and conference…

Another school denies a Christian student

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Several years ago, Julea Ward was a graduate student in the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University. Students had the option of referring clients to…

Fading beauty was not meant to be

Fading beauty was not meant to be

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The conversation around the fire started to take on the feel of a scene from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. As we talked into the night, and wine…

Designing furniture with a purpose

By Russ Pulliam
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Ministry | INDIANAPOLIS—Businessman David Palmer wants to take workers who used to be homeless to the next level in the furniture business. Purposeful Design, which…

Hillary’s ‘steak’ is not well done

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post : “… she is much more…

Organizing things

Organizing things

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This morning I took one of those big accordion cardboard filing boxes and started to organize my husband’s medical bills. First the big classifications into…

 
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