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.

"Infamy and derision"

| WORLD stands in a long American tradition of fighting for liberty and virtue
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/08/96, 12:00 am

Occasional readers of WORLD might be mystified by some of our page headings and story headlines, and even our faithful subscribers-the most theologically literate, historically knowledgeable, and altogether terrific magazine audience on the planet-may wonder. So here is a brief lexicon that leads into a discussion of the Supreme Court's latest seizure of power.

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Heart ailment not just skin deep

| A Memorial Day salute to the soldiers in Christ's army who face the difficult tasks
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/25/96, 12:00 am

On memorial day we should remember soldiers from the armed forces and those with the hardest tasks in Christ's armies as well. My thoughts turn to directors of biblically faithful homeless shelters who will assemble in New Jersey on Memorial Day weekend to take part in the annual convention of the International Union of Gospel Missons-and I think of how they can look beneath the surface of men like Ferdinand Banks.

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Where have you gone?

| What's that you say, Joe Democracy?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/11/96, 12:00 am

One of my favorite historians is Claude Bowers, an Indiana journalist who was born in 1878 and moonlighted during the 1920s and 1930s by writing evocative books about Jefferson, Jackson, and the Reconstruction period. Mr. Bowers was also a noted political speaker who gave keynote addresses and key nominating speeches at Democratic Party conventions in the 1920s.

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