Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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A seat at the circus

Politics | Senators, paid protesters play clowns at Kavanaugh hearing
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/13/18, 01:01 pm

Good news: The overall winner of WORLD’s 2018 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion is the Aquila Rehab Center in Hanoi, Vietnam! Aquila received 35 percent of the votes and will gain $10,000, which will go a long way in Vietnam.

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Beer bashing

History | How Prohibition (of alcohol) began a century ago
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/10/18, 12:36 pm

In September 1918 the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Some boys pasted a diamond-shaped sticker onto their baseball bats: “Speed! Aim! Ambition! Make a good ball player. Liquor injures all three. Ask the Red Sox.” It was a time of wild baseball optimism in Massachusetts—yet the next World Series win wouldn’t come until 2004.

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Struggle vs. surrender

Q&A | Helping Christians navigate a world of sexual sin
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/10/18, 09:23 am

John Freeman founded Harvest USA, a Christian ministry that helps individuals and families troubled by pornography, homosexuality, and sexual addictions. He’s a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary, an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, and the author of a new book, Hide or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex. Here are edited excerpts of our interview before students at Patrick Henry College. 

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