Commentary

A Prediction for 2007

  1. 23rd January 2007
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

As the Roman calendar rolls forward another year, folks pause, if ever so briefly, to contemplate where they have been and where they are going. Uncertainty and unease about the future can be very unsettling. What will the new year bring? What can you expect in your life and on the world scene in the next 12 months?

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What do you fear?

  1. 09th January 2007
  2. Don Davis

We are living in frightening times. Events taking place in our world today give people many reasons to be fearful.

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Why Europe Matters

  1. 07th January 2007
  2. Douglas S. Winnail

Remarkable events are taking place in Europe. Yet most people in America, Canada, Australia, Britain and other countries around the world are too busy and focused on too many things to notice. Developments in Europe are going to have a dramatic effect on the world in the future. We need to understand why these are occurring and where they are leading, because...

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The ultimate battlefield

  1. 02nd January 2007
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Recently, I watched a documentary entitled Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, which showed actual footage of Muslim extremists and their religious leaders using classic propaganda techniques to inflame their followers to hate Westerners, particularly Israelis, Americans and the British.

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A lesson from a ruined postcard

  1. 26th December 2006
  2. Wallace G. Smith

The weather that we have experienced so far this winter has me harkening back to our first Missouri snowfall, last winter. Being Texans, it was a big deal to us, and since it was a very mild winter last year, it was the only accumulating snowfall that we had as a family.

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Are you ready for Christmas?

  1. 19th December 2006
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

"Are you all ready for Christmas?" my dental hygienist cheerfully inquired as I headed for her chair, dreading the next half hour, as I dutifully went for my semi-annual dental cleaning.

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Tis the season – customs with a curse

  1. 12th December 2006
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Tis the season ... a time for beautiful music, lovely pageantry, parties, fun and family time, the annual bedlam in shopping malls, specialty stores, discount houses and now the Internet. Much of the world is caught up in what is called the "spirit of the season" evidenced by a gift buying frenzy, which often puts the purchasers deep into debt and which fills...

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Was Turkey visit a "win-win" scenario for the Pope?

  1. 05th December 2006
  2. Wallace G. Smith

The world has watched with interest (and, perhaps, apprehension) as Pope Benedict XVI has undertaken his first excursion to a Muslim nation. The common thought has been that the Vatican had large stakes riding on the visit and that the pope had to tread carefully.

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Pandemic flu; it has hit before – will it come again?

  1. 28th November 2006
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

Recently I spent some time with my 92-year old mother. She had just received her latest issue of AARP The Magazine, which contained a very sobering interview with Dr. Robert G. Webster, one of the world's leading virologist and flu experts. Dr. Webster correctly pointed out that the 1918 flu pandemic, which sickened and killed millions around the world, was...

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