Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD 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.

A model response

| World Vision admits that its articles were squirrelly
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/06/99, 12:00 am

One of World's callings is to be a watchman on the walls, pointing out unbiblical tendencies (as chapter 33 of Ezekiel proposes) so that our readers will be warned. We are far from perfect and we miss lots of problems and we don't yet have the resources to deal with others. But when we spot an avowedly Christian group acting in biblically questionable ways, we normally contact a representative of the organization and ask simply, "Why are you doing this?" Just as we count on our readers to point out our failings to us.

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| One last look before impeachment fades into history
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/27/99, 12:00 am

Now that the Clinton impeachment has moved from action alert to archives, journalists are rushing to get in the first draft of history. The conventional wisdom, easy but cheesy, is that public acceptance of Clinton immorality-a response that allows him to stay in office despite impeachment-shows Americans making thoughtful distinctions between public and private realms.

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Fake contrasts

| Compassionate conservatism works in the inner city
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/20/99, 12:00 am

Newsweek's 1998 year-end issue included forecasts of the news that "the press would like to see happen" in 1999, including a battle of "George W. Bush vs. The Christian Right: The Texas governor talks of a compassionate conservatism, reaches out to African-Americans and Hispanics, and doesn't define himself by fire-breathing positions on abortion and values."

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