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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.

Gungor din

By Warren Cole Smith
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Music | The Christian Industrial Complex’s effect on young musicians

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

Rejoicing in the day the Lord has made

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I could hear the hum of the razor as my husband stood at the sink shaving off his beard. The possibility of shaving had plagued his mind for several days.

The Nixon resignation at 40

By Cal Thomas
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History | On the occasion of this week’s 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob…

Promises and guarantees

Promises and guarantees

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I would hate to tell you what I paid for my vacuum cleaner. It was a few years ago and, first off, I shouldn’t have gone in alone. The only purchaser…

Coats makes friends, not enemies in Indiana

By Russ Pulliam
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Politics | INDIANAPOLIS—While other Republican senators across the nation keep getting primary challenges from the right, Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana may get a free ride…

An abortionist in sheep’s clothing

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | “… Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit” (Matthew…

Further revelations in the attic

Further revelations in the attic

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I would now like to get further into the attic revelations, if I may. I told you of the happy find regarding my Aunt Jeanette, as well as the dispiriting…

Do the Left Behind books and others fetishize suffering?

By Marvin Olasky
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Persecution | You’d think from the headline of an Aug. 4 Atlantic article, “The Evangelical Persecution Complex,” that it’s one more piece on how fearful evangelicals…

People, not politicians improve world economies

By Cal Thomas
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Britain | “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” — Hamlet , Act I, Scene III…

Ambushed in the attic

Ambushed in the attic

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Everyone should clean his attic once in a while. There is no telling what treasures old and new (Matthew 13:52) one will find. While ensconced deep in a pile…

More than smart

More than smart

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Education | Would you rather be smart or good? Most of us, I trust, would go for the good, but which of the two causes us the most embarrassment when we lack it? When I…

Finding assurance in the attic

Finding assurance in the attic

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was born in a French Canadian enclave in Rhode Island in the 1950s where there was no discernible spirituality whatsoever. There were pleasant and decent…

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