If it doesn't kill you

  1. 27th August 2015
  2. Lehman B. Lyons Jr.

When I was ten, we had a bully named Billy in our neighborhood who threatened to do physical damage to anybody who would cross his path the wrong way.


The Way to Peace

  1. 25th August 2015
  2. Douglas S. Winnail

The search for peace is a major concern in the world today. People pray for peace. They light candles for peace. They march in the streets and stage demonstrations to promote peace and prevent war. Yet, strife, violence and war continue. Is there a reason? Why have the concerted efforts of intelligent human beings for more than a century failed to find a lasting...


The "Black Dog"

  1. 22nd August 2015
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Depression plagues many people. I’m not talking about having a bad day or feeling blue, which everyone experiences now and then. The depression I’m referring to is the kind of feeling that incapacitates a person with overwhelming feelings of dark and foreboding thoughts that cannot simply be shaken off. It is the kind of depression that drives people to do...


Truth in Jest

  1. 20th August 2015
  2. Richard Franz

There is an old adage that states “many a true word is said in jest.” This phrase literally means that the truth is often found in comic utterances. This expression has been around longer than we appreciate; it is also painfully true.


Criminals, Children, and Twisted Priorities

  1. 18th August 2015
  2. Wallace G. Smith

Most states in the U.S. practice a programmed sequence of events to execute their most violent convicted criminals. There is an injection to anesthetize and take away pain and consciousness, a second injection to paralyze the body, and a third to stop the heart of the unconscious individual—a process designed very carefully to give the condemned offender an...


Do You Err?

  1. 15th August 2015
  2. Brian Pomicter

The Sadducees posed a question about the reunion of a woman to one of her former husbands after the resurrection. Jesus replied, “[You] do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:28–29, KJV).


A Word in Haste

  1. 13th August 2015
  2. Karl Harmdierks (guest columnist)

Most of us have been asked the question, “Can you do me a favor?”  We commonly reply, “Sure,” right before being confronted with a task we are not able or, frankly, willing to do.  In today’s society, we often do not give such an exchange a second thought, even though in that moment we have given our word and broken it.


Do you have habitual joy?

  1. 11th August 2015
  2. Adam J. West

You've undoubtedly heard the adage: "We're all creatures of habit." What about you? Are you experiencing joy from positive, quality, healthy habits that bring happiness to your life? Or, are you trapped by vicious negative habits and destructive behaviors which rob you of a joy-filled life? Do you want to change? There is hope! God has given you free moral...


Atoms and the existence of God

  1. 06th August 2015
  2. Robert McMinn (guest columnist)

Although the existence of atoms is considered an undisputed scientific truth today, it has not always been so. In the early history of man’s search for physical knowledge, some believed in atoms and some did not. But what can the current proof of the existence of atoms tell us about the existence of God?