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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.

No cold calling your friends

No cold calling your friends

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | You have heard of cold calling—unsolicited random dialing of as many people as possible for the purpose of selling some product or service. But recently, I…

Christianity’s ‘radical compassion’

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | In a column published last week, Leonard Pitts Jr. complained that Christians bring up the rear on social issues. As an example, he quoted World Vision…

Learning to be 'slow to speak'

Learning to be 'slow to speak'

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband and I were at the airport waiting for a return flight home as I watched businessmen queue up for coffee. In my wont of quickly assessing people, I…

Bryan College’s battle

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | The lines have been drawn between faculty who believe in an historic Adam and Eve and theistic evolutionists

Focus on what works

By Cal Thomas
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Government | The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.

The problem of noncompliance

The problem of noncompliance

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A doctor who once prescribed lots of supplements for all the things he found wrong with me said I actually needed more but he was reticent to pile them on.

Deadline for 2014 Hope Award nominations

Deadline for 2014 Hope Award nominations

By Marvin Olasky
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Hope Award | This week is the last week for nominating poverty-fighting ministries for WORLD’s ninth annual Hope Award for Effective Compassion. We’ve received…

Free speech and civil behavior

By D.C. Innes
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First Amendment | Overt government violations of our rights seem to be multiplying these days—NSA snooping, IRS persecutions of tea party organizations, and Obamacare…

Does God take sides?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Russia | In a column titled “Whose side is God on now?” Pat Buchanan makes the point that as Western civilization swirls down the drain, Russia and its president…

Chasing off elephants

Chasing off elephants

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There are several elephants in the room at my church every Sunday morning. They are the people I have been worshipping with for decades and have no…

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s <em>Crime and Punishment</em>

Bucket List Books: Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | It is quite unfortunate how often “Christian” fiction is interpreted to mean “nice” fiction. After all, the gospel (and most of the Bible) is not very…

Why baseball is best

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | Many secular philosophers have knowledge yet lack wisdom. Through God’s common grace, though, they can sometimes make breakthroughs in key areas, and a…

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