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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.

How do reporters cover Israel?

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Matti Friedman was an Associated Press reporter and editor in Jerusalem from 2006 to 2011. He has lived in Israel since 1995 and been reporting on it since…

No more victims

By Warren Cole Smith
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Child Sexual Abuse | The importance of being a voice for the voiceless

Former Iraqi general speaks out against ISIS

By Nick Eicher
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Iraq | Last week, I talked with John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview about the literal war on Christianity taking place in Iraq. NICK…

A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Becoming an optimist

Becoming an optimist

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | The biggest change in my seventh decade of life is that I am becoming an optimist. An optimist is a person with confidence and hope in the success or outcome…

Showing kindness to strangers

By D.C. Innes
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Faith & Inspiration | I love the human race. It’s people I find trying. Like when one of them is pumping gas right beside you with the most appalling words in the English…

The usual suspects

By Janie B. Cheaney
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National Security | The FBI has released its annual National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism, and it’s good to know the bureau is monitoring animal rights activists,

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

Enter His gates with thanksgiving

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went for a walk and wanted to pray but was as stuck as the White Witch’s sledge in the slush of new spring. All my prayers beginning, “Lord, I pray for…

Purpose-driven totalitarians

By Marvin Olasky
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Terrorism | Should we be shocked, shocked, that some secularists look for meaning in all the wrong places?

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

Weekend Reads: Understanding the secular age

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor  (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014) is James Smith’s clear explanation of a philosopher whose work…

Finding a bit of joy in sports

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | What will you see when you watch the news or scan your favorite online news source? Likely you’ll see story after story of illness, crime, sadness,

When the time is short

When the time is short

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | I went to meet my father in the parking lot of his workplace with the urgency of Jonathan going down to meet David at Horesh to strengthen him in the Lord (1…

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