Commentary

One "Strongman" to Rule Them All?

  1. 21st June 2018
  2. William Williams

Dictators come and go, but what is happening in the 21st century? If people flock to powerful, charismatic leaders, what will happen when one comes along and promises to bring world peace before the return of Jesus Christ?

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If I Were a Rich Man...

  1. 16th June 2018
  2. Brian Pomicter

What if money were no object? Who hasn't had this question put to them by a friend or acquaintance? What would be your answer? Would you decide to travel, buy a house or pay off your mortgage? Would you “party hearty,” or would you bank a sizable sum? Folks in our Western culture often admire others who are financially successful. However, just because someone...

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The Beginning and End of the Universe

  1. 14th June 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Even commonly accepted science attests to the truth that the universe had a beginning. Scientists generally label the leading theory of the origins of the universe as the “Big Bang” theory. But believers in the Bible generally call the beginning of the universe the “Creation.” Will there be an “end of the universe"?

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Just How Will It All End?

  1. 12th June 2018
  2. Richard Franz

Hollywood directors, neighborhood movie theatres and sci-fi authors have for many years, with spectacular visuals, shown us dramatic theories on how society as we know it will end. A team of scientists from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation, after researching the topic, even established a list of twelve...

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Never Too Late to Quit

  1. 09th June 2018
  2. William Williams

“Have you quit smoking?… Smoking kills 1,300 Americans every day....” This headline introduces a recent Forbes report about the “Addiction Stick” habit. Eight times more Americans die per year from smoking-related health issues than died in the Vietnam War. But do you realize that quitting can save more than your life, even if smoking has already damaged you?

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No Black Belt for Me

  1. 05th June 2018
  2. Lawrence Taylor (guest columnist)

My son and I study a Korean form of martial arts called Tang Soo Do. In most martial arts, the highest achievement is the black belt. The student begins with a white belt, and over the course of years, students move up through the color levels until they reach black belt status. A couple of months ago we had the privilege of attending a black belt ceremony, in...

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Plagues of Pestilence

  1. 02nd June 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

For centuries, plagues of pestilence have exacted a great death toll on humankind. The Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 had the world’s heath care community very concerned. It was declared to be a global emergency. Since March of 2014, the Ebola virus spread to numerous countries. Deaths mounted from it, and many feared a major epidemic. Since then, other diseases,...

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Habit Breaking

  1. 31st May 2018
  2. Charles Knowlton (1927-2013)

Reader's Digest a few years ago had a story about a woman who had been born blind but had her sight restored through a medical procedure. She had not let her blindness hold her back—she was married and had done her best to live a normal life. Then one day, a doctor suggested she try a new form of surgery. She did, and when the bandages were removed she cried, “I...

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What is Right With America?

  1. 29th May 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Once, while watching my 13-year-old grandson play a Little League baseball game in an All Star game on a summer’s afternoon, I watched the nation’s favorite pastime unfold in a good example of playing hard by the rules and accepting the outcome graciously. I observed the parents, coaches and umpires enjoying the game, and the lessons of life that the players...

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