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How Paterno and Pétain died too old

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | Marshal Philippe Pétain (1856–1951) and Coach Joe Paterno (1926–2012) have something in common: They died too old. Far better for their legacies if they…

Our response to public failure

By Barnabas Piper
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Culture | Fallenness is in the news every day. In this space I have addressed Joe Paterno, Adrian Peterson, Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, Ray Rice, Johnny Manziel,

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

The Obama thing

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | The very first column I wrote for WORLDin 1998, when the second-to-last page in the magazine was still called “Soul Food,” started like this: “I was 16…

Bless those who persecute you

By Nick Eicher
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Persecution | Nagmeh Abedini’s husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, has been imprisoned for his Christian faith in Iran for more than two years. Despite her frustration with…

Like totally wiped

Like totally wiped

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | In Monday’s column I stood up for punctuation. Confessing my sins, I affirmed the necessity, for the good of mankind, of using the grace notes of grammar…

Bridesmaid Inc.

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | The Wedding Ringer , a new entry in the growing field of gross-out comedy flicks, tells the story of Doug Harris, a “loveable but socially…

How I sold out

How I sold out

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Culture | I have done the very thing I thought I would never do. No, I am not talking about the sins of Romans 7 that are endlessly debated. What I have done is to…

What's your favorite Super Bowl ad from recent years?

What's your favorite Super Bowl ad from recent years?

By Marvin Olasky
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Television | Why do television shows often portray America as worse than it really is, but the commercials that grab us make it look better? Rachel Lynn Aldrich did a…

In Canada, it’s career vs. conviction for some Christians

In Canada, it’s career vs. conviction for some Christians

By Nick Eicher
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Religious Liberty | Two Canadian professional groups have begun a process of effectively blacklisting Christian doctors and lawyers. A Canadian legal group committed to diversity…

Witch trials, 1692 to 2014

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | Megan McArdle, a Bloomberg columnist whose web articles would be must-reads if any were (as John Piper points out, only the Bible is a must-read), published…

Rapper Trip Lee calls youth to rise above society's low expectations

By Emily Whitten
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Music | Trip Lee has made a career out of turning people’s expectations on their heads. The hip-hop artist loves to challenge stereotypes, both from inside and…

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