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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.

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…

Our shrinking religious liberty

Our shrinking religious liberty

By D.C. Innes
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Religious Liberty | The alarm over our crumbling religious liberty in America, the land of liberty, is growing painfully loud. We began awakening to how dangerous the world was…

My quilt project

My quilt project

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It is always best to do right the first time. If you don’t, then when you finally make up your mind to it, what you find is that you still have the same…

David Brooks on the edge

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times , is a Jew struggling with DRA: different religion attraction. And not just any religion, but Christianity.

When hazing goes wrong

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Saint Olaf College is a small but highly rated liberal arts college in Northfield, Minn. Athletically it is in the NCAA’s Division III but is more known for…

Marriage at the high court and the American crisis of conscience

By Nick Eicher
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Marriage | This week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the arguments over marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court on…

To be more like Fanny

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | I spent the Wednesday evenings of my youngest years trying to earn badges. Every year, the Wednesday night children’s program at our church culminated in an…

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