Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books: His latest is Abortion at the Crossroads. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Illustration by Zé Otavio

A call to thrive

Q&A | A pastoral perspective on faith, politics, Hispanic values, and moving beyond survival mode
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/25/21, 01:13 pm

Samuel Rodriguez, 51, is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and an Assemblies of God pastor in Sacramento, Calif. Here are edited excerpts of our Dec. 18 conversation. 

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Springing the trap

Books | The modern drift away from Darwinism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/25/21, 12:58 pm

Michael Behe’s A Mousetrap for Darwin (Discovery Institute, 2020) shows that science is a contact sport. Behe’s title refers to his metaphor for explaining why Darwinism is an inadequate explanation for complexity. A mousetrap cannot improve its importance by adding on one piece, then another: It doesn’t work unless it has all its parts. 

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The three tunnels

Abortion | Ways to oppose abortion
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/25/21, 08:42 am

My favorite childhood movie, The Great Escape (1963), portrays an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp. The prisoners dig three tunnels simultaneously, calling them Tom, Dick, and Harry: When guards discover Tom, the tunnel farthest along, the prisoners intensify their alternative efforts. 

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