Leaving benign behind

Voices | From Francis Schaeffer to Google
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/08/17, 03:26 pm

If your children want to scare someone on Halloween, have them dress up as a giant Google. You don’t know exactly what that costume should look like? Join the crowd: No one else does, really, because Google is not just a giant octopus. It’s the ocean we swim in: Google has an 88 percent share of the search-engine market, and most of the nation’s school kids are coming to rely on Google education apps.

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Voices | Unmarried Christians need the church, and the church needs unmarried Christians
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/02/17, 04:32 pm

Years ago I was caught in the crosshairs of a church-discipline situation. Two confessing members, and dear friends, wished to marry. The elders had determined they should not. After soul-searching and prayer I declined their wedding invitation out of deference to the elders’ lawful authority. My decision was clearly influenced by Scripture (1 Peter 5:5, for one), but also by this: Of the three realms ordained by God to order human affairs—family, civil government, and church—the church was the only one that survived the grave.

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Public domain

Kuyper’s manifesto

Religion | Anti-revolutionaries of the world, unite!
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/22/17, 01:10 am

Our Oct. 28 issue will contain a review of 22 books on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, which began on Oct. 31, 1517. Many thinkers and writers during the past two centuries have thought Reformationally about cultural problems, so in this column and my next I’d like to introduce or reintroduce WORLD members to two who produced important works accessible to general readers.

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