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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.

The fall of Nimrud. Again

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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ISIS | ISIS militants have been chopping off heads like other people go to the mall, but now they have gone too far: They are vandalizing. Men in black masks are…

George Friedman on a China under stress

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | Two days ago we shared George Friedman’s unsentimental views of the Middle East. In the March 21 issue of WORLD Magazine the founder and head of the…

Fighting sex trafficking

By Marvin Olasky & Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | WORLD is committed to improving our coverage of the evil of sex trafficking. Over the next few months we’ll explain some basics and also track new…

Selma plus 50

By Cal Thomas
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Race Issues | As President Obama marched last weekend in Selma, Ala., along with others commemorating that seminal civil rights demonstration, it became clear that the time…

Not everyone is effervescent

Not everyone is effervescent

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | A certain talk show host is on an even keel day in day out. I’m amazed. If the man has troubles, you wouldn’t know it. Surely the griefs that flesh is…

Obama’s terror talk

By D.C. Innes
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Terrorism | President Obama has always been particular about the language he uses to describe jihadists. He renamed President Bush’s “Global War on Terror” the…

Nothing new?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Politics | In case you haven’t heard, the prime minister of Israel gave a significant address to both houses of Congress last week. The event was…

On the U.S.-Iran alliance: Is the Iranian nuclear threat overblown?

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | George Friedman, founder and head of Stratfor, sometimes ID’d as “the private CIA,” is an unblinking observer of power politics. In the March 21 issue…

Your most important job

Your most important job

By Bill Newton
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Parenting | He sat in the booth in front of me wearing a multicolored tie-dyed shirt. His head was shaved, tattoos covered most of his right arm and halfway up his neck,

Responding to Josh Hamilton’s relapse

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | In 1999, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays made Josh Hamilton the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He was an explosive player with a rifle of a…

Racism in Ferguson and beyond

By Nick Eicher
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Race Issues | A Justice Department report released this week documented abuses in the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department. African-Americans make up two-thirds of the city’s…

Elephants are people too

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Courts | By 2018 “The Greatest Show on Earth” will be a few tons less great. That was the word on Thursday when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus…

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