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, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

The tragedy of George Floyd

Race Issues | We’ll never know what George Floyd would have done with his second chance
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/16/20, 04:39 pm

I try to reply cordially to every letter WORLD members send me. During June I briefly apologized 20 times to reprimands for a mistake I made, but with letter 21 something broke, and I responded at greater length.

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Men and church

Books | Why do some men seem alienated from Christianity?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/16/20, 03:55 pm

Also in this issue, Mary Jackson reviews four books about women, so here are some highlights from a book about men by Leon Podles, a retired federal investigator with a doctorate and six children. His Losing the Good Portion: Why Men Are Alienated From Christianity (St. Augustine’s Press, 2019) investigates why men are less likely to attend church and listen to sermons than women—not just in 21st-­century America but in many cultures at many times. 

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Illustration by Sergio Ingravalle

A pandemic amid a world war

Q&A | When over there came over here
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/16/20, 03:01 pm

Baseball is starting up again and COVID-19 is still throwing fastballs. This isn’t the first time such good and bad news coexisted: Johnny Smith, professor of sports history at Georgia Tech, is co-author (with historian Randy Roberts) of the excellent War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War (Basic, 2020). Here are edited excerpts from our April interview.

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