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 novelist’s struggles

Q&A | Author Min Jin Lee says writing isn’t a career—it’s a vocation
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/14/18, 02:07 am

Min Jin Lee, born in South Korea, came to the United States in 1976 when she was 7 years old. She grew up in Queens, New York City, went to church, and worked behind the counter of her family jewelry store. She graduated from Yale, survived a serious liver disease, persevered through writing disappointments, and became a National Book Award finalist last year for her novel Pachinko. It’s really well-written, as is her first novel, so I wanted to interview her in front of some Patrick Henry College students who are aspiring writers.

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Mike Khan, social justice warrior

Voices | New direction after a brush with death
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/07/18, 08:00 pm

Twelfth in a series of short short fiction. For other stories in this series, visit wng.org/shortstories.

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Krieg Barrie

A half-full glass

Faith & Inspiration | Rejoicing over glitches
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/24/18, 03:31 pm

Life is full of semi-miracles: Let us rejoice and be glad.

If you’ve ever sat in a markup session where senators edit prospective federal laws, you’re not surprised that most legislation is messy sausage-making.

If you’ve ever visited a Hollywood set and seen how complicated the filmmaking process is, you’re not surprised that most movies flop.

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