Commentary

Reflecting on Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later

  1. 06th December 2016
  2. Justin D. Ridgeway

It was a beautiful morning on December 7, 1941. The sunrise was just beginning to sweep across the beautiful island of Oahu. It was Sunday, so while many started their routines, others enjoyed some extra time sleeping in. Without warning, “just before 8 a.m. … hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu,...

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Not the Reason for the Season

  1. 03rd December 2016
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Many people realize that Jesus Christ was not born anywhere near December 25 and that Christmas is rooted in ancient paganism, but will still proclaim that Jesus is “the reason for the season.” Is this true? Who is really being celebrated on December 25? Why the evergreen tree? And most importantly, is Jesus Christ really pleased?

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What You Think You Heard...

  1. 01st December 2016
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Having just endured the long political battles here in the United States elections, with political opponents attacking each other in speeches and ad campaigns, we could all do with a more gracious kind of talk.

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Signs of the Cubs

  1. 29th November 2016
  2. Mark Sandor

flaming baseball Some sports analysts might have “found religion” this baseball season. The Chicago Cubs, against their century-long tradition of incompetence, played incredible baseball. They were the best team in Major League Baseball during the regular season and capped it all off with a thrilling win in game seven of the World Series. Have the Four Horsemen been unleashed?...

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Critter Wisdom

  1. 26th November 2016
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Children’s books often entertain and educate young readers with stories and illustrations of animals. Sometimes the animals depicted are realistic in appearance and the lesson or message is made with the circumstances and surroundings. In others the animals are cartoonish, having human like characteristics. Anthropomorphism—attributing human characteristics to...

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Serving Our Purpose

  1. 24th November 2016
  2. Justin D. Ridgeway

I still remember once stopping at Starbucks to enjoy a hazelnut iced macchiato, when something interesting happened. The lady who was in front of me realized at the register that she had forgotten to put her wallet into her purse! In her embarrassment, she apologized and told the cashier that her sister was coming to meet her, and that she would pay for it....

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Warring With Evil

  1. 22nd November 2016
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

True Christians are at war and are therefore soldiers. True Christians must fight. But who is the enemy, and how must a Christian fight?

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A Sharp Axe

  1. 19th November 2016
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

When I was a Boy Scout, many years ago, going to Summer Camp was a great adventure. Living in a tent with other boys, hiking forest trails, and learning new skills were memorable experiences. One class that was useful then and that I still find useful today was how to safely handle a hatchet or small axe, which is an essential tool in camping and being a...

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The Beginning and End of the Universe

  1. 17th November 2016
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Even elementary science attests to the truth that the universe had a beginning. Science generally labels the leading theory of the origins of the universe as the “Big Bang” theory. But believers in the Bible generally call the beginning of the universe the “Creation.” Will there be an “end of the universe?” Put simply, the Big Bang Theory is that the universe...

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Trump's Victory: Shock and Awe

  1. 15th November 2016
  2. Richard Franz

Governments and people around the world, from Asia to Europe and throughout the Middle East, are in stunned disbelief as Donald Trump bewildered political pollsters with an unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the United States presidential election. Some news pundits and populists have hailed the result as a triumph of the people over a failed political...

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