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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.

Don’t forget the losers

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The victors write the history books, and the losers are forgotten. It’s been that way since the beginning of time, mainly because the losers ended up dead…

Telling tales of heroes

Telling tales of heroes

By Amy Henry
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Education | A few weeks ago I gave my students “All About Me” posters with one section titled, “My Hero.” This proved most difficult for the kids to fill out.

Dead men hanging in Glenside

Dead men hanging in Glenside

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | It’s October again and there are dead men hanging all over Glenside, especially in the artsy district. They are slumped, they are impaled, they are tethered…

Behind God’s frowning providence

Behind God’s frowning providence

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I know the story of Ruth by heart because I listened to its corresponding Adventures in Odyssey episode at least 20 times during my childhood. My brother and…

Jeb Bush and taxes—read my lips, part II

By Cal Thomas
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Government | Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush. According to Commentary magazine, Jeb…

Loving as you know how

Loving as you know how

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | True confessions. My great fear in life is that I do not love people. This is not self-deprecation but a clear-eyed self-evaluation buttressed by a track…

Black pastor threatened for endorsing GOP candidate

By La Shawn Barber
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Campaign 2014 | I “came out” as a conservative when I started writing professionally and blogging more than 10 years ago, and I’ve received my share of critical emails…

Who vs. whom

Who vs. whom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Thank God He made people with different gifts. If everyone in the world had my particular gift set, there would be no technology: We would all be walking to…

Help for Middle East Christians

By Cal Thomas
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Persecution | American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by…

A wake-up call

A wake-up call

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Way too early in the morning I got a text from a woman I count among the outer circle of my friends. I reached for my cell in the dark and yanked out the…

Bob Foster’s ordinary but effective evangelism

By Sophia Lee
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Religion | When I first interviewed 94-year-old Bob Foster I thought I could glean some interesting historical tidbits about the post–WWII days of evangelicalism (see…

Heroism at a moment’s notice

By D.C. Innes
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Canada | You hear gunshots. You look in the direction of the sound and see people scattering. Your attention is now focused on what you are sure is a developing crisis…

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