Commentary

Trains to Freedom

  1. 29th April 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Seeing a tattered American flag displayed on the home next door after a windstorm, my aged father-in-law—a Colonel retired from the United States Air Force—set out to offer his neighbor a replacement for the damaged flag. I accompanied him as we met the neighbor, a short, portly man with white hair and a big smile. He had not realized that his flag was in...

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Where Am I?

  1. 27th April 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

At some time or another, we have all been temporarily lost—turned around, going the wrong way, on the wrong road, or at the wrong address. Perhaps we received bad directions, saw a misleading road sign or missed a turn, or encountered unforeseen obstacles in our path. How do we get to where we are trying to go?

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Should children be in church?

  1. 25th April 2017
  2. Wallace G. Smith

Apparently, there is a growing topic of concern in Christianity these days: "Should children be in church?" One morning, as I sat going through the day's news, I read an interesting article on the matter in the Wall Street Journal—"Seen and Not Heard in Church," by Laura Vanderkam.

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Sisters

  1. 22nd April 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

In literature, entertainment, and sports, the subject of sisters interacting always seems to be popular. For generations, people have enjoyed the classic works of the Bronte sisters, and their widely read novels, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey, have inspired plays and movies. In the music field, the Andrews Sisters enjoyed popularity for a...

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Nothing Is Too Hard

  1. 18th April 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

The very young often encounter things too hard for them. Within just a few years, however, a young man at the peak of his mental and physical capacities can feel that nothing is too hard—but all too quickly we learn of our limitations. A young man and young woman also, I’m sure, can feel nearly invincible. But life quickly passes and our physical prowess fades....

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Lee Strobel's Mistake in "The Case for Christ"

  1. 15th April 2017
  2. Wallace G. Smith

I just saw the movie “The Case for Christ,” based on Lee Strobel’s book by the same name, depicting his investigation into the facts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And what strikes me most is not Strobel’s search, but where it ended.

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Fake News

  1. 13th April 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

We hear a lot about “fake news” these days, which term calls into question the integrity and veracity of what is being reported. Consumers of news media are finding it hard to trust any reports.

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Thorns and Thistles

  1. 11th April 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Most people try to avoid prickly situations. You know, those awkward, uncomfortable moments when one says or does the wrong thing, which is embarrassing for all concerned. The customs and procedures most people consider “good manners” resulted from the need to have standards of social conduct that govern courteous, considerate human interaction.

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Why is it Called Easter?

  1. 08th April 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

When I was five or six years old, I asked my mother, “Why is Easter called Easter?” It was a full ten years later when I finally understood the real answer to my question. My mother struggled in trying to explain why Easter was so named. Mother was religious, but she is not the only religious person to struggle with the answer to this question. The Catholic...

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