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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.

Four weeks of Jesus to get ready for Christmas

Four weeks of Jesus to get ready for Christmas

By Nick Eicher
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Christmas | This week, John Stonestreet and I talked about the meaning of the Advent season. By following the church calendar and setting aside the four weeks before…

Is greatness worth it?

Is greatness worth it?

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Greatness comes at a price. In his book Outliers: Stories of Success , Malcolm Gladwell posed the idea that it costs 10,000 hours of practice to be truly great…

An encouragement sandwich

An encouragement sandwich

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Jesus affectionately calls His disciples “my friends” (Luke 12:4) and “little flock” (Luke 12:32), and sandwiched in between those terms of endearment…

The invisible work of washing dishes

The invisible work of washing dishes

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This week I finally took down the jar of advice rocks from the high living room shelf. The rocks, a wedding gift, are each inscribed with a piece of marital…

David Cameron gets it on immigration

By Cal Thomas
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Immigration | There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader…

If the eye is sound

If the eye is sound

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man’s pockets.” That’s what Ebenezer Scrooge replied when his underpaid clerk Bob…

Curt Schilling, ESPN’s Law, and evolution

By Marvin Olasky
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Science | Retired major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has had a rough three years—business failure, oral cancer from using smokeless tobacco—but the…

Universal pre-K’s effect on the family

By Russ Pulliam
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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—The early childhood school debate sometimes misses the heart of the matter. In Indiana political circles, some of the debate has been about…

The next deviant frontier

By La Shawn Barber
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Sexuality | Will normalizing pedophilia be the next frontier? It certainly won’t be the final one. Pedophilia is the sexual attraction to children who haven’t begun…

The resistance of California madness in Tennessee

The resistance of California madness in Tennessee

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Sexuality | I told you about the one-day touchdown in Nashville. Making my way through the airport concourse I passed clothing stores, Opry memorabilia shops, pastry…

Value systems

Value systems

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I spent yesterday in Nashville, Tenn. Only the one day. Flew there in the morning and flew back in the evening on somebody’s dime. No luggage, not even a…

On Ferguson, don’t forget to listen

By Nick Eicher
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Ferguson | John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview has been watching the drama unfold in Ferguson, looking for opportunities to speak the…

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