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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.

Johnny Manziel and the need for change

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | I love Johnny Manziel. I loved him when he burst onto the scene at Texas A&M as a redshirt freshman. I loved his heroics, his swagger, and the wild…

A face you can trust

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Media | Brian Williams has a face you can trust. That, I’m sure, is partly why he is the anchorman for the NBC Nightly News . I look at his face and I say to myself,

Bless those who persecute you

By Nick Eicher
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Persecution | Nagmeh Abedini’s husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, has been imprisoned for his Christian faith in Iran for more than two years. Despite her frustration with…

‘Can’t change it back to the way it was’

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | Paula Danziger seems like the kind of person you’d call by her first name. That’s why I began my letter to this children’s book author, famed for her…

Hyphenated-nation

Hyphenated-nation

By Cal Thomas
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Government | As if we aren’t already divided enough by race, class, gender, political party, economic status, and sexual orientation, the federal government is…

God helps those ...

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Before I was saved or knew anything about the Bible, I thought the saying “God helps those who help themselves” could have come from the Bible. It sounded…

Like totally wiped

Like totally wiped

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | In Monday’s column I stood up for punctuation. Confessing my sins, I affirmed the necessity, for the good of mankind, of using the grace notes of grammar…

The faith factor, the 2016 edition

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | We are one year away from the Iowa caucuses and already several Republican presidential candidates are trying to secure an advantage by talking about their…

Pondering another Bush in the White House

By D.C. Innes
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Campaign 2016 | We’ve now seen the first real snowfall in the northeastern United States. Politically, that corresponds with a gentle rain of money and campaign talent…

Bridesmaid Inc.

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | The Wedding Ringer , a new entry in the growing field of gross-out comedy flicks, tells the story of Doug Harris, a “loveable but socially…

How I sold out

How I sold out

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | I have done the very thing I thought I would never do. No, I am not talking about the sins of Romans 7 that are endlessly debated. What I have done is to…

A stunning game in the eyes of man and computer—but God’s?

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | PredictionMachine.com ran 50,000 simulations after each play of last night’s Super Bowl to discern the probability of each team winning. According to…

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