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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.

Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a…

Two words for Christians in 2015

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | In looking to the year ahead, John Stonestreet of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview honed in on two words: clarity and hope. The events of 2014,

Police protests have consequences

By D.C. Innes
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Police | There should have been nothing remarkable in Carson Daly sporting a NYPD cap for hosting the NBC New Year’s Eve coverage from Times Square. It was New York…

Unbroken: A cure for cynicism

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Movies | Some people earn their cynicism through a hard life and serial disappointment. Others (the majority, I suspect, at least in this country) dress up in it as…

My Forrest Gump moment

My Forrest Gump moment

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Race Issues | A woman, my granddaughter, and I recently went to see The Nutcracker in Philadelphia. On the walk to the Market-Frankfort El line we passed a shop with a T-shirt…

A more important resolution

A more important resolution

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | Today, the day after New Year’s Day, is my favorite day in the entire year. The clutter and chaos of Christmas has cleared and the new year stretches out…

New Year’s resolutions for sports fans

New Year’s resolutions for sports fans

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Most of us make New Year’s resolutions about our budgets, waistlines, relationships, or jobs. We commit to a Bible reading plan or just to read more in…

God and football

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | The moment before you dive into the fray of a high school football game, knowing you will be tackled, you feel like lightning is ripping through your guts.

Studying ISIS and ourselves

By Cal Thomas
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ISIS | The commander of American Special Operations in the Middle East, Maj. Gen. Michael K. Nagata, is reported to be seeking help in learning why the Islamic State…

The big names in the news

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It’s time to trot out the newsmakers of the year—that annual list of people that you and I are never on. For 2014 expect such luminaries as Kim…

Three opportunities for the resolute

Three opportunities for the resolute

By Marvin Olasky
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WORLD | Suggestions for those contemplating New Year’s resolutions: If you have writing talent, resolve to write an Amy-eligible article for your local,

Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God

By Sophia Lee
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Faith & Inspiration | Last year I wrote about my struggles as a 26-year-old single woman praying for “true love” but then realizing with deep shame that I don’t yet truly…

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