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.

IN-famous doctrines

Theology | Let’s give two cheers for diverse intersectionality
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/08/20, 04:01 pm

In ¡Three Amigos!, a funny 1986 movie, one particular word puzzles Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase): “What does that mean? Infamous?” Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) responds, “Infamous is when you’re more than famous! This guy El Guapo is not just famous, he’s IN-famous!”

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Answering objections

Books | Smart questions to equip defenders of Christian faith and doctrine
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/08/20, 03:52 pm

Everyday Apologetics: Answering Common Objections to the Christian Faith, edited by Paul Chamberlain and Chris Price (Lexham, 2020), suggests many good rejoinders. For example, if critics complain that the Trinity is hard to explain: “Would we really expect descriptions of an infinite God to be clear and simple all the way through?” C.S. Lewis noted that some people think Christians made up Christianity, but the doctrine of the Trinity does not look like a teaching anyone would have made up.

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Thinking about close elections

Politics | What history can tell us about approaching pivotal presidential contests
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/29/20, 11:37 am

As pundits write about whether this is a Flight 93 election—win or die—and an election that won’t be decided until well after Nov. 3, I’ve delved into previous WORLD coverage to see what’s new and what’s just blue. So here’s a three-parter. First, reflections on what seemed like pivotal elections. Second, what it was like right after Election Day 2000, when we had an indecisive election. Third, what it was like five weeks later when the Supreme Court finally ended the suspense—and, then, no one rioted.

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