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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.

When you do not expect it

When you do not expect it

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I am on the church prayer chain, and recently I watched the unfolding of a sad situation made more tragic when a father on his way to visit his adult daughter…

Paul Ryan’s hope for a Congress that works

By Cal Thomas
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Congress | Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month’s election and plan strategies…

Self-talk

Self-talk

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I hear people talking to themselves everywhere I go. Most are conversing with a Bluetooth or singing along with their playlist. At the rundown end of Fifth…

The problem of police and the policed

By D.C. Innes
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Police | The recent police killings of black men—Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley—accidental or not, justified or not, remind us of the difficulty at the…

The racist conundrum

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Race Issues | As a just-past-middle-age white lady, I probably don’t know much about race, but here’s my impression: White people generally don’t think much about it,

Tell Him every little thing

Tell Him every little thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When is the last time you thought about sparrows? God thinks about them. Indeed, except for you birders out there, He may be the only one who has concern for…

Great stories from the Greatest Generation

By J.C. Derrick
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History | Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw first dubbed World War II–era Americans “The Greatest Generation” in his 1998 book by the same name. “It is, I…

Four weeks of Jesus to get ready for Christmas

Four weeks of Jesus to get ready for Christmas

By Nick Eicher
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Christmas | This week, John Stonestreet and I talked about the meaning of the Advent season. By following the church calendar and setting aside the four weeks before…

Is greatness worth it?

Is greatness worth it?

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Greatness comes at a price. In his book Outliers: Stories of Success , Malcolm Gladwell posed the idea that it costs 10,000 hours of practice to be truly great…

An encouragement sandwich

An encouragement sandwich

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Jesus affectionately calls His disciples “my friends” (Luke 12:4) and “little flock” (Luke 12:32), and sandwiched in between those terms of endearment…

The invisible work of washing dishes

The invisible work of washing dishes

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This week I finally took down the jar of advice rocks from the high living room shelf. The rocks, a wedding gift, are each inscribed with a piece of marital…

David Cameron gets it on immigration

By Cal Thomas
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Immigration | There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader…

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