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.

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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Got some spare change?

| Helping the homeless is not so much about dollars and cents, but real change
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/27/96, 12:00 am

Tired of being an onlooker in debates about "the homeless"? Trying to figure out how you can help? Here's an experiment you can do yourself if you live or work in or near an urban area: Why don't you find out whether panhandlers with signs such as "Hungry, need a meal" or "Will work for food" mean what they say?

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