Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Y2K prairie fire?

| Christians should embrace neither panic nor denial
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/19/98, 12:00 am

Our Mailbag pages this week include a representative sample of the many letters we received in response to our Aug. 22 Y2K special issue. Christians have often been slow in responding to cultural trends, but this is one area in which many have more awareness than most non-Christians.

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So far, so good

| Welfare reform is working, but hard challenges remain
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/12/98, 12:00 am

With all the turmoil on Wall Street, there is reason to celebrate one economic development: Since federal welfare reform legislation was signed into law two years ago, several million people formerly on welfare have gained new jobs and new hope.

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Current events

| Learning about dark clouds and silver linings
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/05/98, 12:00 am

A generation ago, when Art Linkletter on his television program Kids Say the Darnedest Things asked a child to identify the president of the United States, one chuckle-producing response was, "Uncle Sam." Today, Bill Cosby has a similar show, but the answers sometimes are sadder: One little boy, asked the name of our current president, replied, "Oh, I can't think of his name. You know--that guy who cheats on his wife."

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