Commentary

Do You Believe in Promises?

  1. 21st October 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

We may have first heard about promises from a childhood playmate informing us we must “promise not to tell” before they tell us a secret. We also sadly discover early in life that promises are usually broken.

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A Malignant Obsession

  1. 19th October 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

It was simply a trip to a major retail book seller with a friend who wanted to pick up a book. Who knew it would be an eye-opening experience? Unless you go to movie theaters, watch a lot of popular television shows, or peruse the popular books at your favorite retailer, you may not be aware of the current obsession involving vampires, zombies and other macabre...

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Gossip Evolved?

  1. 17th October 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

"Did you hear about so-and-so?" Ears perk up, heads turn and attention is grabbed when we hear those words. We know we are about to hear something private and scandalous about someone we know. Psychologists say gossip has evolutionary origins with our prehistoric ancestors and enabled cavemen, and even their supposed primate ancestors, to survive. What are the...

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Which church would Jesus attend?

  1. 14th October 2017
  2. Michael Heykoop

Some estimate that there are well over 30, 000 different church organizations calling themselves Christian; most of which claim to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. How is anyone supposed to sort through so many options? If Christ came back today and looked for the Church He founded, what criteria do you suppose He would use?

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To tend and keep…

  1. 12th October 2017
  2. James W. Sweat

Whenever I visit my doctor—as reluctant as I am about it—the nurse will inevitably take my vital signs, including my blood pressure. In an effort to skew the results in my favor, I typically close my eyes to envision a warm, white sandy beach, and the sounds of surf on a pristine emerald shoreline as I sit under a beach umbrella, savoring the bouquet of an ice...

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Without Power

  1. 10th October 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Several million people lost power as a result of the devastation brought about by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Across the Caribbean islands and the southern United States, people suffered the loss of electric power. This might be a relative inconvenience compared to those who also lost their homes and possessions, but the effects are nevertheless profound.

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No shame

  1. 07th October 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

What plays out in our daily news today would have been very shocking only a few years ago.  We hear and see things on the news programs that violate all civil rules for good taste and decorum.  Social mores and acceptable behavior have changed dramatically in less than a generation.

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The Way to Peace

  1. 05th October 2017
  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...

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Relax. Enjoy yourself.

  1. 03rd October 2017
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Every day brought new rumors. Soldiers had become more active, and the night before bricks had mysteriously disappeared from many abandoned buildings. And now, people were saying a wall would soon be built. Fearing the worst, Hasso pleaded with his friend that they should escape the city. His friend, skeptical of the rumors, encouraged Hasso to "Relax. Enjoy...

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The Blind Men and the Elephant

  1. 30th September 2017
  2. Richard Franz

Remember the children’s story of The Blind Men and the Elephant? This story, as profound as it is simple, continues to be used to explain the limitations of human understanding and perception.

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