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: His latest is Abortion at the Crossroads. Marvin resides with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Helpful help books

Books | Taming technology before it tames you
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/28/20, 11:38 pm

John Perritt’s short A Student’s Guide to Technology (Christian Focus, 2020) summarizes positives of new technology in chapters like “One of God’s Greatest Graces” and negatives in “Every Knee Will Bow … To Something” and “Why Am I So Tired?” He cites statistics such as “we look at our phones every 4.3 minutes. … If that’s not worship, I don’t know what is.” Perritt advocates thoughtful engagement: “We are to live in the times God has called us to live in. To engage and use technology for the glorifying of His name.

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Seeking modern-day Zengers

Journalism | Media crisis and opportunity
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/10/20, 01:18 pm

When I worked on The Boston Globe 50 years ago, revered columnist George Frazier loved to play off a popular saying by writing, “One man’s Mede is another man’s Persian.” Today, Biblical literacy is rare and a meat-and-poison allusion that legitimates contrary opinions is culturally cancellable. 

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Illustration by John Jay Cabuay

Love them all

Life | To save more unborn babies, pro-life efforts must inspire, engage, and support fathers
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/10/20, 12:43 pm

Roland Warren worked in the corporate world for 20 years and led the National Fatherhood Initiative for 11. In 2012 he became president and CEO of Care Net, the nation’s largest network of pregnancy resource centers. Here are edited excerpts of our August conversation.

You grew up in Ohio without a dad in your home? My mom and my father split up probably when I was 5 or 6.

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