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.


| Following Kennedy or following God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/98, 12:00 am

Last week, as Washington scandals deepened, I wrote of Cincinnati Reds manager Jack McKeon's explanation of why he told his pitchers to throw the ball across the plate to Mark McGwire: "I'm going to do something good for the country. I'll pitch to him. See if we can't help with the healing process." Remember Mr. McGwire's response: "Wouldn't it be great if that's all it came down to?"

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Y2K prairie fire?

| Christians should embrace neither panic nor denial
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/19/98, 12:00 am

Our Mailbag pages this week include a representative sample of the many letters we received in response to our Aug. 22 Y2K special issue. Christians have often been slow in responding to cultural trends, but this is one area in which many have more awareness than most non-Christians.

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So far, so good

| Welfare reform is working, but hard challenges remain
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/12/98, 12:00 am

With all the turmoil on Wall Street, there is reason to celebrate one economic development: Since federal welfare reform legislation was signed into law two years ago, several million people formerly on welfare have gained new jobs and new hope.

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