Commentary

A Look at Betrayal

  1. 06th March 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Some names live in infamy. The memory and names of those individuals have been seared into the historical fabric of the countries and cultures in which they did treacherous deeds. It seems that no country or region has lacked ignominious characters whose names have become reviled. In the United States, the name of Benedict Arnold—the general who, greedy for...

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The Breath of the Almighty

  1. 03rd March 2018
  2. Brian Pomicter

If you think the world has gone crazy or off the deep end, you are not alone. In his book, Future Shock, Alvin Toffler described the effect of rapid change on the human psyche. Toffler proposed that an accelerated rate of technological and social change leaves people disconnected, stressed and disoriented. But, is that the whole reason?

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Mass Murder Madness

  1. 01st March 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Another mass murder took place, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14. Expelled student Nikolas Cruz entered the building, killing at least 17 and injuring many others. The question everyone always wants to know is “Why?” The Parkland community is no doubt stunned and bewildered, as is the rest of the nation...

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Do Not Speak Evil of a Ruler

  1. 27th February 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Politicians the world over receive a lot of criticism. Opposing parties denigrate their opponents to win the hearts of the citizenry to their side. During election cycles the vilification is frenzied as attack upon attack is leveled. But should a Christian be caught up in reviling the leaders of their nation, state or city?

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Thirsty for Knowledge

  1. 24th February 2018
  2. Marc Arseneault

I like days like today. Why is that, you may ask? Well, because today I learned something new. For many years I wrote down the numbers that are on the sides of my car tires—you know, the ones in which the last number is the radius of the wheel—but I never knew what the rest of them meant until now. What did you learn today?

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Nihilism: Refuge of Those Without Hope

  1. 22nd February 2018
  2. Brian Pomicter

Years ago, a television ad posed the question “If you’re going nowhere today, where will you be tomorrow?” I was impressed by its message since, as a young teen, I was at that age where the mind starts to mature and focus more on the future. As we grow up, we inevitably look beyond the current day and develop a "game plan" for life.

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The Origin and Future of Suffering

  1. 20th February 2018
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

War. Terrorism. Kidnappings and killings. Disease epidemics. Increasing atrocities around the world are causing more people to ask, why suffering? Why would a loving God allow kidnapping, rape, torture, murder and war? Why would He allow death and damage from earthquakes, tsunamis and other weather disasters? Why the ravages of disease? How could He allow...

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The Ultimate Loss

  1. 17th February 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Profound sadness is the deep emotion one feels when we learn of the death of a child of tender years. It is an emotion that once gripped me strongly, when I learned of the death of two children, ages nine and twelve, a little boy and a girl having fun in the snow, sledding and doing what kids do until—they fell through the ice in a pond and drowned. One was...

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The Faith of Children

  1. 15th February 2018
  2. Mike DeSimone

The night was black and stormy and the wind was furious. To my twelve-year-old eyes there was only one hope. I had just discovered I had lost an overvalued $20 bill earlier in the day as I was strolling home from a neighborhood friend’s house. I had worked hard to earn the money, and had a burning desire to get it back. So I prayed to God, asking Him to allow me...

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God Did NOT Say "Be My Valentine!"

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

The sign in a church yard caught my eye as I drove by: “XOXOXOXO Be my Valentine. Love, God.” X’s and O’s are commonly used to represent “kisses” and “hugs” when writing romantic notes. Valentine’s Day is a religious holiday for some, but to most it is secular—a day of romance, exchanging cards expressing love, and giving gifts of chocolates and flowers.

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