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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.

Heroism at a moment’s notice

By D.C. Innes
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Canada | You hear gunshots. You look in the direction of the sound and see people scattering. Your attention is now focused on what you are sure is a developing crisis…

Who owns you, baby?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Campaign 2014 | You’re so controlling. You never listen to what I say … Why is it always  my  fault? Feminist campaign rhetoric around election time is like listening…

Thank God for angels

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When my son J was a little boy, he nearly drowned in the neighbor’s pool, lured into the deep end by a tantalizing floating inner tube. I jumped in (fully…

I once was blind …

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | If an Ebola virus the size of a coyote came running at us, we could shoot it—but because it’s tiny, it can kill caregivers if they slip up even slightly.

Helping the suffering

Helping the suffering

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | In nearly every generation, the church learns again how to help the needy. David Apple of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has stepped forward for…

It’s all about the fundamentals

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The longer I live as a Christian the more I realize that fundamentals are what lead to success. It holds true in just about any area of life: business,

A charged spiritual zone

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On a recent Saturday I was with a group of 25 women who were strangers to me. The “ice-breaker” assignment was to find four things we had in common with…

Shia LaBeouf’s profession of faith

By Megan Basham
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Religion | Did the actor find Christ while filming Fury , or was he just acting?

A stack of prayers

A stack of prayers

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | Lately I’ve taken up the habit of praying through index cards. My college lit professor did this, endlessly walking around the campus pond praying for our…

Who needs an Ebola czar?

By Cal Thomas
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Ebola Virus | “Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar … far away from us!” —

Insuppressible truth

Insuppressible truth

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Untruths, cover-ups, and falsifications cannot last in the long run, but the truth is unkillable. Proverbs is not poetic but a promise you can take to the…

The martyr’s death

By La Shawn Barber
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Persecution | “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Revelation 6:10, NKJV) Only God knows the…

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