Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD 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.


Ed Plowman, journalist

Obituary | Remembering the pastor, editor, and writer with The Right Stuff
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/22/18, 04:13 pm

The news that WORLD senior writer Ed Plowman had died at age 87 on Dec. 19 sent me looking back at 224 emails from him and 267 stories he wrote for WORLD from 1997 through early this year.

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Krieg Barrie

Past and future

Books | History books and hopeful nominations
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/13/18, 05:15 pm

’Tis the season for gift-giving to needy Christian charities and needy high-school students. Lots of letters come my way requesting philanthropic advice. One recent letter from reader Janell Young made me feel good: “In 2005 you wrote a great article with an American History reading list for high schoolers. I have had two students (so far) use that list! I am wondering if you would update it.”

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Katie Johnson

Good news for wretches

Effective Compassion | From abandonment to abuse to assault to prison to evangelism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/13/18, 04:55 pm

Since 2007 Mez McConnell has been senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. He’s also active in planting churches in poor areas and believes pastors should not avoid doctrine or dumb down theology when preaching to low-income congregations. Such paternalism misses the mark by wrongly viewing poverty as a lack of means, McConnell says: The primary problem is spiritual. Here are edited excerpts of our interview in front of students at Patrick Henry College.

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