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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.

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…

The president’s war

By D.C. Innes
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ISIS | “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL.” So President Barack Obama affirmed in his address to the nation last Wednesday regarding our new…

The American way of war

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Foreign Policy | I’m not sure we can do it anymore—wage comprehensive war from vigorous beginning to unambiguous conclusion. Our last successful conflict (not counting…

A reflection on passing seasons

A reflection on passing seasons

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | As September lives up to its promise of plummeting temperatures, I receive this email from a Pennsylvania friend transplanted in West Palm Beach, Fla.: “But…

Bitter humor: Jewish or Eastern European?

By Marvin Olasky
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Humor | Did you hear the one about the poor peasant whose goat has died? The peasant catches a golden fish who tells him, “Ask for anything you want.” The peasant…

Weekend Reads: Leading, following, and submitting

Weekend Reads: Leading, following, and submitting

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership By John Maxwell When you’ve written more than 60 books, where do you find ideas…

The blessing and curse of the iPhone 6

By Nick Eicher
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Technology | NICK EICHER: Apple unveiled this week the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and new software and hardware to change the way we pay. But the day after the…

The tragedy of false accusation

By Warren Cole Smith
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Religion | Because I sometimes write about Christian leaders who fall into scandal and sin, I was expecting the call. A reporter from the NBC affiliate in my hometown of…

Ray Rice, God, and second chances

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | We worship a God of second chances. His grace is immeasurable, and without it we’d all be doomed. We love to expound upon and promote grace. It is…

Ambushed by an earworm

Ambushed by an earworm

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | After yesterday’s column my editor said, “Thanks to you, I have ‘I Me Mine’ going through my head this morning.” Ah! The notorious “earworm” got…

Israel: ‘The pool into which the world spits’

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | Last week I quoted former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman’s terrific description of what’s wrong in American and European reporting about Israel.

A verse to carry us into the real world

A verse to carry us into the real world

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | “A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.” I rehearsed the words over…

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