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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.

A spectrum too far

A spectrum too far

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sexuality | It was all over the internet: the Nebraska school district’s guidelines against gendered language that would prejudice students toward believing they are…

The faith of my husband

The faith of my husband

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My husband builds decks and puts on roofs. Suffering under a sustained sleep deficit, last night before bed he prayed that God would give him a good night’s…

Weekend Reads: Learning through bad examples

Weekend Reads: Learning through bad examples

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible By Mark Atteberry  Solomon had a thousand wives. It’s well known. But only…

Sam Harris vs. Ben Affleck

By Marvin Olasky
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Islam | Last month I gave one cheer for Sam Harris, the atheist author who wrongly excoriates Christianity but defends Israel and realistically criticizes Islam. This…

Relishing baseball’s postseason

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The Kansas City Royals made the playoffs this year for the first time since 1985, and then swept the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the team with major league…

In all your ways

In all your ways

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Before my mother died, I had to make a weighty decision in the hospital regarding her care. In all the confusion and opposing opinions, I was looking for…

Staying in tune

Staying in tune

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Essay | This week I watched my husband string a guitar for the first time. He walked to the corner of our bedroom late one night and extracted the instrument, the…

The Supreme Court’s nonruling on gay marriage

By Cal Thomas
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Marriage | Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants…

An ‘above the sun’ perspective

An ‘above the sun’ perspective

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Today’s little meditation is about hands. First, President Harry Truman’s irritated quip about practitioners of the arcane science of economics: “Give…

Atheist says validating unbelief isn’t enough

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | As I read a Salon article written by a white male atheist criticizing other white male atheists, I had to laugh. White men, who are often unfairly demonized…

What does God’s Word say?

What does God’s Word say?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | My father asked me a question today. He had read an article by a Christian saying that we don’t need to worry if we constantly stumble into sin, because…

Mike Pence’s possibilities in 2016

By Russ Pulliam
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Politics | INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is keeping his options open for the 2016 presidential race. But he looks more like a vice presidential candidate. Pence…

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