Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and dean of World Journalism Institute. He joined WORLD in 1992 and has also been a university professor and provost. He has written more than 20 books, including Reforming Journalism. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

No cheerleading

| In assessing revival results, wait and hope
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/13/98, 12:00 am

It's a little over a year since Christians committed to standing up against feminist pressures in biblical translation won a stunning victory. Zondervan and the International Bible Society, facing pressure particularly from Southern Baptists and Focus on the Family, agreed on Memorial Day, 1997, to drop plans to publish a gender-neutral translation.

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Presidential lockets

| Despite power and opportunity, two stayed true to their vows
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/06/98, 12:00 am

Love and marriage, love and marriage, they go together like a horse and carriage. Ask the local gentry, they'll all say it's elementary."

Often elementary, perhaps, when Frank Sinatra sang those words in decades past; certainly not child's play now. Elementary, when husband and wife see themselves as "one flesh"; complicated when we see ourselves as autonomous individuals. Elementary, when husbands love wives and wives submit to husbands (Ephesians 5); complicated when men are not kind and women respond in kind.

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Costly children

| Christians should fight the pressure to conform
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/30/98, 12:00 am

I still remember the time a decade ago I visited a man who had taught me much about Christianity a decade before that. He had moved away from Christ and it showed, even in the way he and his family ate dinner, from pizza boxes scattered on the floor in front of the television. There wasn't even a "Good food, good meat, thank God, let's eat" type of pseudo-prayer. His children had fallen into the natural tendency to vulturize the victuals.

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