Commentary

Hurricane Gridlock - Solutions?

  1. 26th September 2005
  2. Richard F. Ames

Saturday's hurricane headline read: "Running On Empty, Fleeing Rita, stuck in traffic." How can you flee when you are stuck in traffic? The approach of Hurricane Rita prompted nearly 3 million people—more than 2.5 million in Texas as well as hundreds of thousands in Louisiana—to evacuate their Gulf Coast homes.

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Vatican recruiting student Exorcists

  1. 21st September 2005
  2. Ray Clore

In mid-September Pope Benedict XVI addressed a group of 180 student exorcists at an undisclosed location near Rome. According to the London Telegraph of September 16, the students are following a 10 week course which includes exorcism rites, how to talk to the Devil, the tricks the Devil uses to fight back and signs of the occult hidden in rock music and video...

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Hurricane Katrina – Lessons Learned

  1. 08th September 2005
  2. Ben Whitfield

With all that's happened this past week life has certainly changed for many of us. My brother and I were in hurricane Katrina while visiting family and friends back in Mississippi this past week. My cousin's home was flooded as she lived in New Orleans and has moved out to be with her children in California and will be looking for work. Our mother's home was...

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A World of Refugees

  1. 05th September 2005
  2. Gary F. Ehman

Numerous individuals in the news media seemed appalled by what has turned out to be a refugee-like situation in the Gulf States because of hurricane Katrina. A large portion of the population of the city of New Orleans and other gulf coast cities that have fled the area will be displaced for some time, and some even permanently.

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Thoughts while in a gas station line

  1. 04th September 2005
  2. Gary F. Ehman

Sitting in a long line waiting for a gas pump to be vacated can increase one's awareness of social breakdown becoming a real possibility. The intricacies of our modern world and how closely dependant we are on others who live far away become glaringly apparent. One questions how a catastrophic storm—with such a beautiful name, Katrina, meaning "pure"— a thousand...

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Why Natural Disasters?

  1. 31st August 2005
  2. Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

Hurricane Katrina has just struck the Gulf Coast with fury! News reports already are telling us that at least 1,000 people are dead. And the death toll may greatly increase when all the bodies are counted! The authorities have also stated that Katrina will definitely become one of the worst natural disasters in American history in financial terms. The damages...

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Hurricane Katrina: Why?

  1. 30th August 2005
  2. Scott D. Winnail

Tens of billions of dollars worth of damage has already occurred with billions more projected. Oil prices continue to rise in the wake of potentially the most devastating storm in United States history. One of the world's most important shipping ports is currently closed. And ultimately the closure of this shipping port is projected to affect nations around the...

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The Sounds of Summer

  1. 30th August 2005
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The sound of the Cicadas was deafening as I walked along on a Sabbath morning in mid-August, enjoying the breeze and collecting my thoughts after a busy and eventful week. So much to think about, and then trying to making sense of it from a biblical point of view. Yet, those Cicadas were humming away so loudly, it was hard to concentrate.

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Comets, Asteroids and Earth's Future

  1. 09th August 2005
  2. Richard F. Ames

On July 4, 2005, NASA's Deep Impact probe completed its scientific mission by colliding with comet Tempel 1 at a speed of more than 23,000 miles per hour. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California reported: "Deep Impact scientists theorize the 820-pound impactor vaporized deep below the comet's surface when the two collided." Scientists want to know...

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What is Right With America?

  1. 01st August 2005
  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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