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.

Matters of mystery

Books of the Year | Conventional science still fumbles with the question of how life began, but the best evidence points to a Designer
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/19/20, 11:49 am

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Book of the Year

The Mystery of Life’s Origin: The Continuing Controversy is two books in one: a classic that in 1984 provided the base for the intelligent design movement of the 1990s, and a series of newly written, cutting-edge chapters that set the stage for a Roaring 20s decade of scientific advance.

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Illustration by David Freeland

2020 Books of the Year

Books of the Year | Timely books in a tough season
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/19/20, 11:34 am

This is our 13th annual Books of the Year issue, and if we were superstitious we might, like some hotels, skip the 13th floor: What good writing is likely to emerge in a year characterized by pandemic, political polarization, and cultural chasms? Happily, God’s still in charge, so all is not lost, and much awaits ­finding: In a year with less travel and more reading, the following pages present 25 books accessible by ­general readers, not just by scholars or specialists.

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Ronald Pollard

After an election, reconciliation?

Daniel of the Year | In our latest issue we look at the political results but also the perseverance of John Perkins, who grew up in Mississippi, fled from it because of racism—and returned to help his former neighbors, stand up to oppressors, and glorify God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/05/20, 04:56 pm

This is WORLD’s 23rd year of choosing a Dan of the Year, which began as a way to honor someone very different from the power-graspers Time used to celebrate as Man of the Year (now Person of the Year). Our honorees have included persecuted Christians in China and Syria, 21 Christians martyred by ISIS on a Libyan beach, and American teen believers forced to consider a question: “What would you say if someone put a gun to your head and asked, ‘Do you believe in God?’”

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