Marvin Olasky

Posted April 16, 2014

If you’re well-off but not wealthy, and you don’t want to force someone else to support you, it may be good to save now, make sure your family is not in need, and at your death give to ministries much of what you’ve saved. The advice in chapter 30 of Proverbs is good—“Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me"

Posted April 02, 2014

Karl Marx was a mediocre writer, but his reference to a great philosopher has been quoted and re-quoted: “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.”

Posted March 18, 2014

Prisoners who enter a Christian program often want to because they’ve had failure after failure: They are not more likely to succeed than others, just more desperate. Christian programs lead prisoners to water, but only God can make them drink.

Posted March 04, 2014

Oscar Night has come and gone, but I’d like to tell you about a film, “Blood Brother,” that should have received recognition at the awards ceremony but did not.

Posted February 18, 2014

Phobias are serious business, and some must be fought.

Posted January 21, 2014

Last year “The Great Gatsby” movie took in $349 million at the box office, which is $23 million more than the total assets of Planned Parenthood as of June 30, 2013. Still, that $326 million makes for a strong current against which crisis pregnancy centers need to row.

Posted January 10, 2014

WORLD's review of 2013 is not complete without a look at the year as depicted by the mainstream press. With the help of the Media Research Center let’s start in January, where “Newsweek” had on its Obama inauguration cover this headline: “The Second Coming."

Posted December 24, 2013

We may not have all the answers, but the truth of Christmas should undergird us.

Posted November 26, 2013

Unsurprisingly, my Oct. 19 stories and sidebars on WNG.org about the death penalty drew lots of reader response, favorable and unfavorable: See WORLD’s Mailbag this week for examples of both. For those who missed the articles, I was essentially saying that capital punishment isn’t wrong but life imprisonment without parole is a legitimate substitute.

Posted November 12, 2013

This is a story about two honest gay writers, Randy Shilts and Stephen Jimenez; about a victim/perpetrator of 20th-century plagues, Matthew Shepard; about propagandists, kids who crudely rebel against propaganda, and those who force kids to attend re-education camp.

Posted October 29, 2013

A key court case may determine whether we begin looking over our shoulders.

Posted October 15, 2013

Moderator Brian Williams asked Perry whether he worried that some who were executed might have been innocent. The governor instantly replied, “I’ve never struggled with that at all.” Colson, who died seven months later, wrote that Perry’s response “deeply troubled” him: “The thought of taking another person’s life, however heinous their crimes, should give us pause. It’s never to be made lightly or casually.”

Posted October 01, 2013

All that glitters within museum display cases is not the whole gold story.

Posted September 17, 2013

But even a washed-up celeb can find the promise of a new season.

Posted September 03, 2013

A blue-ribbon commission inadvertently shows what’s wrong with humanities education.

Posted August 20, 2013

Past economic mistakes are lessons for the future—but only if we heed them

Posted August 06, 2013

Because nothing works when we brush aside the biblical ones.

Posted July 23, 2013

Christians working in cultural fields deserve the support of other Christians.

Posted July 09, 2013

Secularists sometimes say that it’s time to give up on a faith-based belief in Christ left over from the ancient Mediterranean world. They don’t acknowledge, though, that in the early A.D. years two major faith-based beliefs with staying power were in conflict, along with a host of minor ones.

Posted June 25, 2013

Journalism 1 and 2 at Newton (Mass.) High School in the late 1960s: the only journalism courses I ever took, and just behind typing in the eighth grade as the most valuable I ever had. The journalism teacher, Jacqueline Wollan, was a smart and willowy 26-year-old. All the guys were in love with her, and she taught us the six lovely questions reporters ask: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?