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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.

Mike Pence’s possibilities in 2016

By Russ Pulliam
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Politics | INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is keeping his options open for the 2016 presidential race. But he looks more like a vice presidential candidate. Pence…

ISIS, Ebola—Americans can handle the truth

By Cal Thomas
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Ebola Virus | The Ebola virus is not a threat, but ISIS is. That’s what some of our leaders tell us. Should we believe them? Do they have a track record for truth-telling…

Never being nonexistent

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | This morning I woke up thinking about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , a 6-year-old movie. Go figure. The story concerns a man who is born in a…

All too human government

By D.C. Innes
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Government | The government—especially the federal government—is comforting and scary at the same time. You like the protection it gives you, but you don’t want to…

When defending marriage makes you a villain

By Nick Eicher
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Homosexuality | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about a story that appeared on The Public Discourse about a woman…

Trim back the hedge

Trim back the hedge

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Parenting | In one of my day jobs I review children’s books. One recent middle-grade novel I read is about the first family-based moon colony, established in…

Forgive as we are forgiven

Forgive as we are forgiven

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | There is a principle of fittingness or appropriateness embedded deep in the universe. One sees it everywhere in Scripture. Because the people of God are meant…

Christ is our ultimate employer

Christ is our ultimate employer

By Bill Newton
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Business | “I’m fed up,” John told me. “I’m tired, frustrated—ready to quit. I’m the only Christian here and the pressure of trying to be a ‘good’ guy…

Weekend Reads: Lost and found

Weekend Reads: Lost and found

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West By Kevin Swanson Like its author,  Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West  (Generations…

Why I can’t teach your child

Why I can’t teach your child

By Amy Henry
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Education | Four times I asked him to take out a piece of paper. Four times I asked him to find a pencil. Each and every time we reached a new vocabulary word, I stopped…

Ensuring a successful successor

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | “What can I do for you now?” We expect to hear these words from a waitress or a customer service rep. They are a polite offer of service to those who…

The gospel as a universal language

The gospel as a universal language

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | We’re starting small with our church’s English as a second language (ESL) venture, but a survey of prospective students reveals that the registrants are…

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