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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Season of the Wolf

News | Abortion jokes reveal a society living under the ‘line of despair’
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/19/18, 01:04 pm

Netflix disgraced itself during the first two weeks of July by streaming and then refusing to apologize for Episode 7 (July 8) of The Break with Michelle Wolf, with its 33-year-old “comedian” host. Among her jokes: Abortion “should be on the dollar menu at McDonald’s.” (Shot of a fake dollar menu listing menu choices: Burger, Abortion, Cheeseburger, Fries.) Another: Abortion “doesn’t have to be a big deal. It’s actually a great deal. It’s about $300. That’s like six movie tickets. … God bless abortion.”

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Compassion and politics

Q&A | Evangelical tensions in the age of Trump
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/18/18, 02:42 pm

Some people are talkers and some are writers: Eric Metaxas is unusual in being both. He has a daily talk show and receives both praise and criticism for his support of President Donald Trump, but has also written biographies of William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Martin Luther. I interviewed him in front of students at The King’s College, New York City. Here are edited excerpts.

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Death and dying

Books | A look at end-of-life books
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/05/18, 12:51 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada’s When Is It Right to Die? (Zondervan, 2018) updates her useful book from 1992. She explains again the problems with “right-to-die” laws, which have gained momentum, and shows why advance care directives are better than living wills. Spoiler alert: In such situations, trust a person who loves you rather than a piece of paper that gives power to the doctor in charge.

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