Vision and Reality

  1. 15th November 2018
  2. William Williams

Before he secured his fame as “Mark Twain,” the iconic American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens started out seeking the wild and adventurous life of a Mississippi riverboat pilot. However, when Clemens discovered that piloting a riverboat was as much a demanding science as an adventure, he almost became too discouraged to continue, fearing that the demands of...


False Labels

  1. 13th November 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

This commentary is non-GMO, all natural, gluten free, and contains no cholesterol, anti-biotics, hormones, trans-fats, or high fructose corn syrup. There is no extremely fine print filled with legalese at the end, and no guy talking ninety miles per hour unintelligibly to cover all of the exceptions, ifs, ands, and wherefores. But, false labels are everywhere.


A Special Sweetness

  1. 10th November 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Hurricane Michael, a powerful Category 4 storm, recently roared ashore in the Florida Panhandle before veering northeast with high winds, record breaking rainfall, widespread flooding, astounding amounts of property damage, and power outages for millions of people. Vacationers scattered, residents evacuated, and emergency crews prepared for the worst. There were...


The Fantasy of Winning the Lottery

  1. 08th November 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

I suppose most people have entertained the fantasy of winning the lottery. How about you? What would you do with all of that sudden wealth? Even children daydream about finding buried treasure, perhaps inspired by a book or a movie such as Treasure Island, or another of the many with that theme.


The End of Roe v. Wade?

  1. 06th November 2018
  2. Mark Sandor

On Saturday, October 6, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. His confirmation has brought up a question that seemed totally out of the question just a few years ago: Could the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade? Roe v. Wade, an infamous Supreme Court case from 1973, ruled that abortions were protected by the 14th Amendment’s focus on...


Compromise—Good Idea, or Bad Idea?

  1. 03rd November 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Many extol the virtues of compromise, especially in politics. Some historical compromises were made to avoid conflicts, wars, and loss of life. But, is compromise always a good idea? One meaning of compromise is an agreement reached by each side making concessions. A compromise about what to have for dinner, or deciding what television program or movie to watch...


The Way of Peace They Have Not Known

  1. 01st November 2018
  2. Adrian Käfer (guest columnist)

British archeologist and historian Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University once gave an interview to a German magazine, in which he was asked about the meaning of war. He had recently published a book entitled War! What Is It Good For? in which he proposed that wars have made the world a better place (Der Spiegel, January 6, 2014).


Halloween—A Treat or a Trick?

  1. 30th October 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

In the coming weeks, tens of millions of children the world over will be getting ready to dress up in strange costumes and scary-faced masks to go door to door and beg for candy treats by saying, "Trick or treat!" At the same time, teens and adults are also getting ready to attend parties and gatherings to celebrate this strange holiday by donning costumes that...


Delivering Ahaz: The Immanuel Prophecy

  1. 27th October 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

This is the story of God’s faithfulness triumphing over ancient king Ahaz’ faithlessness. This is the story of God giving temporary deliverance to Judah despite Ahaz. This is also the story of God promising future deliverance by Another.


Memories of My Dad

  1. 25th October 2018
  2. Winston Gosse

My Dad was a hard and dedicated worker. He always had ongoing projects around the house and made sure his sons in particular were contributors to those projects. He knew how to work hard, but also cherished play and instruction time with his children. He had little schooling, only achieving second grade, but he had an educated heart.