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.

Pray for the president

| Who, among the president's advisers, is a Nathan?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/20/98, 12:00 am

The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority over us, including people like the president of the United States. Often we do this almost by rote, praying for God to provide health and strength and particularly wisdom. But, just as we should pray about the specific needs of those we know, so we should pray about the particular needs of those at the top, as best we know them.

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Film: Wrong movie, Mr. Clinton

Movie | Robert Duvall's promising film on Pentecostalism, The Apostle, turns out neither tender nor merciful
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/20/98, 12:00 am

The evening before giving the State of the Union address three weeks ago, Bill Clinton sat through a White House screening of The Apostle, a new movie directed, produced, written by, and starring Robert Duvall. For those who had followed the story of how Mr. Duvall spent years trying to break past some Hollywood clichés by making a film about a pastor who does not fleece his flock, the Clinton viewing was a hopeful sign. Maybe a powerful movie that depicted sin, repentance, and redemption would break through in a way that politicians, pundits, and carefully selected preachers have not.

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Lincoln's deeper side

| How a war turned a skeptic into a praying man
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/13/98, 12:00 am

This year, Presidents' Day on Feb. 16 provides an opportunity to reflect on not only the dignity of the presidency in good times, but the way that some presidents have responded to challenges in bad times.

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