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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.

Watch the fine print

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Of course we should help runaway and homeless youth—shouldn’t we? The U.S. Senate, a great deliberative body, is considering S.262, a bill written by Sen.

A pastor’s wife justifies job at abortion center

By La Shawn Barber
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Abortion | When I read this story about a pastor’s wife working at an abortion center, I thought an article from The Onion had slipped through. According to David Day…

Little girls longing to be like Elsa

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | Moms who thought their 4-year-old daughters’ fascination with Elsa was cute are getting worried. At what point does cute become obsessed? Disney’s 2013…

Bibi at the barricade

By Cal Thomas
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Israel | The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it…

Sitting out the ISIS war

By D.C. Innes
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ISIS | We’ve heard lots of talk about how to fight ISIS, how much to fight them—whether to contain, destroy, or merely defeat them—and even about the…

We’re all auxiliary troops in a holy war

By Janie B. Cheaney
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ISIS | The identity of “Jihadi John”—the well-spoken butcher who presided over gory executions staged by the Islamic State, ISIS—was a bit of a…

A little of the breadth revealed

A little of the breadth revealed

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I don’t know all the meanings of the scriptural saying “the breadth and length and height and depth,” but the least the phrase can mean is what I…

Restoring All Things

Restoring All Things

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | This week, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and I talked about an upcoming conference that aims to inspire Christians out…

On the seesaw of games and life

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | It was disorienting when I heard the news last week about Chris Bosh, the star center for the Miami Heat, who is out for the rest of the season with blood…

The nerd test

The nerd test

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Books | Are you a nerd? If you feel unsure, here’s a handy diagnostic: Do you work with and enjoy machines more than the average Joe? If you had written the…

‘Before turning the gun on himself’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Murder-suicide never becomes humdrum but it has become regular. The black comedy industry has noticed, and comedian Doug Stanhope titled his 2012 album Before

Indiana’s political youth movement

By Russ Pulliam
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Politics | Under old conventional wisdom young political activists were idealistically liberal. Then they had life experience and turned conservative. These days several…

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