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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.

Relishing baseball’s postseason

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The Kansas City Royals made the playoffs this year for the first time since 1985, and then swept the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the team with major league…

In all your ways

In all your ways

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Before my mother died, I had to make a weighty decision in the hospital regarding her care. In all the confusion and opposing opinions, I was looking for…

Staying in tune

Staying in tune

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This week I watched my husband string a guitar for the first time. He walked to the corner of our bedroom late one night and extracted the instrument, the…

The Supreme Court’s nonruling on gay marriage

By Cal Thomas
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Marriage | Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants…

An ‘above the sun’ perspective

An ‘above the sun’ perspective

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Today’s little meditation is about hands. First, President Harry Truman’s irritated quip about practitioners of the arcane science of economics: “Give…

Atheist says validating unbelief isn’t enough

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | As I read a Salon article written by a white male atheist criticizing other white male atheists, I had to laugh. White men, who are often unfairly demonized…

What does God’s Word say?

What does God’s Word say?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father asked me a question today. He had read an article by a Christian saying that we don’t need to worry if we constantly stumble into sin, because…

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…

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