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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.

Impotent anger

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Iran | What makes you angry? Getting cut off in traffic? Ordering blueberry pie at a café famous for blueberry pie, only to be told they ran out? Hearing that your…

Messing with Texas

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Traditional Texas football is smash-mouth, not powder-puff, and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) plays rough. The 350-pound gay lobby group is applying…

More strong families needed in Baltimore (and America)

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about the distrust that exists between law enforcement and poor,

‘The Fight of the Century’ and our deluded society

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | You may have missed it, but “The Fight of the Century” happened last Saturday night when Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather squared off in a…

Miss Dairy Queen’s day at the prison

Miss Dairy Queen’s day at the prison

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I was one of the first at the prison in Somerset, Pa., last weekend, having been alerted that I should come early to beat the crowd bussed in from…

Follow the ‘Reading Rules’

Follow the ‘Reading Rules’

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | My husband Jonathan came home from school this Wednesday shell-shocked because he was done. Done with everything . Every paper, short response, exam, and…

Covering the same-sex marriage debate

Covering the same-sex marriage debate

By Marvin Olasky
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Homosexuality | One reader didn’t like a WORLD story on the debate about same-sex marriage. She said we should have more stories on other “human failures that are surely…

The terrorists among us

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | The Obama administration says it is still trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, in which two terrorists were shot dead…

Provoking, offending, and freedom

By La Shawn Barber
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First Amendment | I can say with 99 percent certainty I’ll never draw the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a parody or as a serious depiction, but I have criticized radical Islam…

Are we cultivating a secret garden?

Are we cultivating a secret garden?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I have noticed a tendency in myself (and I never think I’m unique) to toss God my second- and third-tier problems but not my first-tier ones. It needs no…

Examples of reconciliation in Kenya

By Jarvis J. Williams
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Race Issues | Strenuous racial tensions in the United States between blacks and whites demonstrate that this country needs the gospel to achieve racial reconciliation. But…

Unruly Britannia

By Cal Thomas
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Britain | LONDON—They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was…

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