Commentary

In Greek mythology, a chimera was a grotesque, fire-breathing monster usually depicted with the head of a lion, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail. But the creation of modern-day chimeras—lab-grown human-animal hybrids—is moving beyond the realm of mythology or science-fiction—which is raising disturbing bioethical concerns.

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What Do You Think?

  1. 15th January 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Asking questions is a wonderful way to open the doors to learning. Questions are a teaching tool long used by educators to simultaneously teach and draw out insights from pupils—prompting them to think! Jesus Christ used this teaching method about very important topics.

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Tend and Keep the Earth

  1. 12th January 2019
  2. Justin D. Ridgeway

My wife and I once had the opportunity to rescue a baby deer, which had become separated from its mother and was on the verge of dying. While we were driving to and from a deer rehabilitation center in North Carolina, we began discussing our experience, and it became quite apparent that there is a great deal of responsibility and joy associated with taking care...

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Are You Talking to Yourself?

  1. 10th January 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Every day, all day, our “inner voice” chatters away at us in an internal monologue we have with ourselves. This “discussion” can be positive or negative, and greatly impacts our life.

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A Bridge to Nowhere...

  1. 08th January 2019
  2. Ryan Dawson

Why would someone build a bridge to nowhere? Either they do not realize where they were headed, or they just are not the sharpest tool in the shed. The fact is, though, most of us have probably constructed our own bridges to nowhere at one point or another—in other words, spending a lot of effort on something that will never take us to a useful destination....

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Hypocrisy

  1. 05th January 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Jesus warned the disciples to beware of hypocrisy. People do not like hypocrisy in others. But could we ourselves be hypocrites? Jesus told His disciples: “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known” (Luke 12:1–2). Hypocrisy comes to light sooner or later,...

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A Metaphysical Research Program?

  1. 03rd January 2019
  2. John Wheeler (guest columnist)

Is the idea that the universe and everything in it—including life—came to be and then evolved by solely natural causes “just a theory”? Or is it something else entirely?

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Learning to Trust God

  1. 01st January 2019
  2. Mike DeSimone

man standing on a mountain top I knew that my spiritual life was failing because my Bible study and prayer life were being severely compromised. Though I knew this, it had not really sunk in how serious it was until I was counseling for baptism with a minister in my church. I was going to college, broke and living in an apartment with three other roommates who had no regard for God. I worked...

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An Apology Goes a Long Way

  1. 29th December 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

We've all heard the public apologies of company spokespersons, sports figures, politicians, movie stars or celebrities. We can usually tell whether they mean it or if they're just reading a carefully worded script. When we've been wronged, we expect an apology. But it may be hard for us to apologize when we have wronged someone. Why is apology so important in...

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God Made the Moon

  1. 27th December 2018
  2. Ron Herron (guest columnist)

Many years ago, when my son was about two years old, I used to carry him around on my shoulders and attempt to teach him important things about life. One night I pointed to the bright, full moon and told him, “God made the Moon.” In his small, new voice he would repeat, “God bade boon?!” I thought that what he said was priceless, and I would prompt him to say it...

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