Commentary

Judas' Death and Biblical Inerrancy

  1. 01st February 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Critics sometimes point to supposed "Bible contradictions" to assert that Christianity is based on a flawed and untrustworthy canon, and that Scripture is not inspired. One such "contradiction" involves the accounts of Judas’ death in Matthew 27:5 and Acts 1:18. Do these passages actually contradict each other? Is the Bible really trustworthy in all points?

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Fleeing When No One Pursues

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

On Saturday, January 13, Hawaiian residents received the warning on their phones: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency sent this false alarm in error when someone “pushed the wrong button.” Nevertheless, it caused widespread fear and panic! Imagine yourself receiving a...

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Make a Chain

  1. 27th January 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

“If it bleeds, it leads” seems to be the rule that newspapers, television and other news sources use today—and they have no shortage of heinous crimes and tragic occurrences to write about. Rape, robbery, murder, extortion, corruption in political and business circles and other acts of crime and violence seem to permeate all strata of our society. Abductions,...

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Are You Protected?

  1. 25th January 2018
  2. J. Charles Ogwyn

The thought flashed through my mind: "It sure is nice to have God's protection." And then it happened! Up until that moment, it was just another long, hot day during my summer break from college, spent toiling in the oil fields near Zwolle, Louisiana. One moment everything seemed normal; the next moment I was struggling to breathe.

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Press Onward—And Upward!

  1. 23rd January 2018
  2. William Williams

I would be surprised to meet someone who has not felt depressed or unhappy at some point in his or her life. How about you? Some fall prey to depression and discouragement worse than others, true enough, and if we went through our lives never expecting to have problems, we would certainly be disappointed. But does knowing this really help? Why is it that the...

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Little Things

  1. 20th January 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

“Little Things Mean a Lot” was a very popular hit song that made it to the number one spot on the charts in the USA and the UK in 1954. Subsequently, many other recording artists have released their versions of this song. While it has nice lyrics and a lovely tune, the title says it all. In life, we often look for the big events or the very significant...

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The Empty Cradle

  1. 18th January 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

There is a line from a poem by William Ross Wallace (1819–1881) that you have probably heard. He wrote, “For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”

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Chasing the Dream

  1. 16th January 2018
  2. Richard Franz

On August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a stirring speech with a vision for the future. The speech was delivered as the United States of America struggled with fighting a war on two fronts. One was a military battle overseas in a place called Vietnam, while the other was a civil/social battle, a war on its...

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The Lunch Bucket Theory

  1. 13th January 2018
  2. Charles Knowlton (1927-2013)

Many years ago, I experienced for myself a phenomenon that is an all-too-common problem in workplace relations between labor and management. I owned a small company, and decided that I would like to start profit-sharing with my employees as much as would be feasible. So, I rounded up an executive table and some chairs and convened an employee meeting.

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By the Book

  1. 11th January 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

The expression “by the book” is an English idiom that means to exactly follow the rules and regulations; to follow given directions explicitly, without deviation, or to act in an officially approved manner. Some think the expression originally referred to the Bible, the well known book from ancient times. This certainly makes sense, as the God of the Bible...

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