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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.

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s <em>Aeneid</em>

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s Aeneid

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | In an earlier column I argued that Homer and his epics were important for the Christian to read because Greek mythology provides historical context for…

Andrew Klavan and Kermit Gosnell

By Marvin Olasky
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Movies | WORLD reported on Wednesday that top novelist Andrew Klavan will write the screenplay about convicted killer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell. That hire is…

Joan Rivers and me

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were…

For the love of liberal arts

By Amy Henry
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Education | It was Day 3 of our marathon teachers’ meetings last week when we learned one new student would not be attending our school after all.  Her parents,

Life is not about winning

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I love competition. I love to win. Maybe it’s genetic or maybe it’s because I grew up with three older brothers and a dad who never let me win—I always…

Loving our fellow man on the subway

Loving our fellow man on the subway

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The New York subway system is an interesting subculture with its own unspoken rules. I didn’t see a “Quiet Car” like SEPTA has in Philadelphia, where…

So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | At the end of college, my life was a long ledger of incomplete reading reports. I viewed these reports not only as a judgment on my academic ability but on my…

Hong Kong: One country, one system

By Cal Thomas
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China | The promise the Chinese government made to Britain and to the world as Hong Kong reverted to Chinese control at midnight on June 30, 1997, that China would…

Evolution and retail pricing parallels

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Science | My granddaughter and I had great fun in New York. On Day 1 we went to the American Museum of Natural History, which at 1,600,000 square feet and four city…

Guilt, regret, and forgiveness

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Every now and then I thank God I lived the worst of my unsaved life in the pre-internet age. I’ve struck my share of cringe-worthy poses in front of…

Raising up strange messengers

Raising up strange messengers

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My friend provided temporary lodging to a woman with a mental illness. Helen (as I will call my friend) had taken in the needy single lady out of compassion…

How do reporters cover Israel?

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Matti Friedman was an Associated Press reporter and editor in Jerusalem from 2006 to 2011. He has lived in Israel since 1995 and been reporting on it since…

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