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 Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Stephen's list

| Better things are good, but better living requires Christ
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/24/99, 12:00 am

This is a column about the difference between history as seen by Life magazine and by the New Testament martyr Stephen. But first, an apology. Three months ago I wrote a column about stonewalling at some Christian organizations and mentioned in passing that I had seen the same when I worked at Du Pont 20 years ago.

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Reasonable risks

| InnerChange is a bold attempt to stop prison's revolving door
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/17/99, 12:00 am

Practical Christian living is all about taking reasonable risks by trusting God but understanding man. For example, the New Testament teaches that we are to invite in strangers. It also teaches that those who do not work should not eat, and that churches should be careful in dispensing aid even to widows. It takes great discernment to be both warmhearted and tough-minded toward irresponsible men who come to church doors requesting aid.

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London, D.C.

| Conservatives also ignore the need to decentralize
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/03/99, 12:00 am

Samuel Johnson, the British wit who lived from 1709 to 1784, would have been wonderfully effective on The McLaughlin Group or any of the other Beltway journalist mud-wrestling TV shows. Johnson created soundbites that have been quoted for over two centuries, such as "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

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