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.

Quit holding your breath

| America's body politic needs the pure oxygen of accurate information
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/22/96, 12:00 am

Since I've been traveling so much on airplanes recently, I've repeatedly heard instructions on how to use the oxygen masks that drop automatically from the ceiling in case of a decrease in cabin pressure. To get the flow of oxygen started, the attendant says, "Give the plastic tubing a firm tug."

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"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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