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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.

Rick Carlisle’s winning combination

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | David Thorpe, an NBA analyst for ESPN, recently tweeted, “One of Rick Carlisle’s best attributes is his intense belief that he can get more from a player…

How the media educated me this week

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Terrorism | A horrific incident occurs involving a magazine, France, and 12 people dead, and we brace ourselves for the coming headlines. Then we will know better how to…

Hanging out with Freaks and Geeks

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Television | Everyone has been talking about Seth Rogen and James Franco during the past weeks because of The Interview . Certainly a hullaballoo of this kind—a nation…

Bill Clinton and the company he keeps

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, “A man is known by the company he keeps.” The British and American media are carrying salacious stories about…

America’s most surprising military victory was also a win over prejudice

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Two hundred years ago today, on January 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans ended with dramatic casualty numbers: 71 Americans vs. 2,042 British soldiers. You…

Planned Parenthood’s 327,653 ‘sales’

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | It’s time for Planned Parenthood’s annual report on how many babies died in the abortion mills and how much taxpayer money went to such an organization.

Lessons from the Exodus

Lessons from the Exodus

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | If you are fortunate enough to live within driving distance of either Lancaster, Pa., or Branson, Mo., you must go to the Sight and Sound Theater before you…

Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a…

Two words for Christians in 2015

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | In looking to the year ahead, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview honed in on two words: clarity and hope. The events of 2014,

Police protests have consequences

By D.C. Innes
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Police | There should have been nothing remarkable in Carson Daly sporting a NYPD cap for hosting the NBC New Year’s Eve coverage from Times Square. It was New York…

Unbroken: A cure for cynicism

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Movies | Some people earn their cynicism through a hard life and serial disappointment. Others (the majority, I suspect, at least in this country) dress up in it as…

My Forrest Gump moment

My Forrest Gump moment

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Race Issues | A woman, my granddaughter, and I recently went to see The Nutcracker in Philadelphia. On the walk to the Market-Frankfort El line we passed a shop with a T-shirt…

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