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Little girls longing to be like Elsa

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Movies | Moms who thought their 4-year-old daughters’ fascination with Elsa was cute are getting worried. At what point does cute become obsessed? Disney’s 2013…

A little of the breadth revealed

A little of the breadth revealed

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Faith & Inspiration | I don’t know all the meanings of the scriptural saying “the breadth and length and height and depth,” but the least the phrase can mean is what I…

‘Before turning the gun on himself’

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Faith & Inspiration | Murder-suicide never becomes humdrum but it has become regular. The black comedy industry has noticed, and comedian Doug Stanhope titled his 2012 album Before

The little deals we make

The little deals we make

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Faith & Inspiration | My father could talk about nutrition all day. He never fails to be excited by the latest health food discovery, and he always insists I stop what I’m doing…

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk

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Faith & Inspiration | At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s…

Cable charade

Cable charade

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Faith & Inspiration | When hyperbole diminishes the plain meaning of words

No more cursive writing

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Education | On Presidents Day I went down to the National Historic Park in Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell because it was free that day. I (re)learned some…

How Paterno and Pétain died too old

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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…

Preferring those who hate us

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Israel | There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the…

The Obama thing

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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…

A face you can trust

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Media | Brian Williams has a face you can trust. That, I’m sure, is partly why he is the anchorman for the NBC Nightly News . I look at his face and I say to myself,

Faith is the thing

Faith is the thing

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Faith & Inspiration | Believing in the absence of receiving

 
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