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.

Crisis and punishment

| What is God trying to teach us through electoral results?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/16/96, 12:00 am

For Newsweek columnist and novelist Joe Klein, the bottom line of last week's election was this: "There are problems in America, but no crisis."

Sixty years ago Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his second inaugural address, said, "I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished." FDR saw a crisis, and he was right--but he added, "It is not in despair that I paint you that picture. I paint it for you in hope--because the Nation, seeing and understanding the injustice of it, proposes to paint it out."

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Calvin's antidote

| The arrogance of man meets the majesty of God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/09/96, 12:00 am

A lot of political activists, contemplating the disappointments of this year's elections, are going back to basics--and, for those who like to read, there's no better place to start than with an epoch-making book whose 460th anniversary is worth celebrating this year.

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Walking softly

| But Teddy Roosevelt carried a big knowledge of Scripture
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/19/96, 12:00 am

He's on Mount Rushmore. Teddy bears were named after him. One of his favorite expressions was, "Bully for you."

That's about as much as most Americans know about Theodore Roosevelt, the first president to take office in the 20th century. But Christians especially should know more, because "TR" was a president who took the Bible literally and applied it thoughtfully to public policy questions. That's something presidents now, even (and perhaps especially) if they quote Scripture, do not do.

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