Commentary

The Festival Season is Here

  1. 08th September 2018
  2. William Williams

Summer, one of my favorite seasons, is waning in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s hot and humid here in the American South, but everything about it—family trips, Fourth of July celebrations, and even the weather—is a wellspring of memories for me. One of my greatest joys was one many kids in the North American school system shared. That was the “release” from...

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Mythology of Divorce

  1. 06th September 2018
  2. Jeffrey Fall

The average American would love to have a happy marriage to the right individual. Most people who divorce come to the conclusion that they were simply terribly unlucky in getting stuck with the wrong person. There is much to be said about being wise and choosing the right person to commit one's life to.

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Character and Personality

  1. 04th September 2018
  2. John Wheeler (guest columnist)

One of the most liberating secular proverbs I have ever read is this: “For every strength there is a weakness, and for every weakness, a strength.” While that saying has a great many possible applications, I first encountered it in that form in the context of studying how human character relates to personality. Should it really surprise anyone that the Bible...

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The Sounds of Summer

  1. 01st September 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The sound of the cicadas was deafening as I walked along on a summer Sabbath morning, enjoying the breeze and collecting my thoughts after a busy and eventful week. I had so much to think about, and was 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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A Friend in Need?

  1. 30th August 2018
  2. Jonathan McNair

Who is a friend in need? There are few things as satisfying in life as a good friendship. Children crave friendships intensely, and we continue to cherish our friendships through life’s waning years. The “texting” shorthand “BFF”—“Best Friend Forever”—speaks to a heartfelt desire that is almost universally felt. Who would not want a friend with whom we can share...

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Fixing What is Broken

  1. 28th August 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

My father had a knack for fixing things. He was very mechanically inclined. On numerous occasions, I observed him fixing a broken, often poorly manufactured item and making it better than it was before. Sometimes he fixed what supposed “experts” could not. Broken things need fixing.

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"The Song of Fools..."

  1. 25th August 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

It seems that every generation has its own style of music. Someone who grew up in the 1940s probably enjoys the sounds of the “big band” era. Then, in the late 40s and early 50s, the plaintive sounds of country music filled the airwaves as tales of heartache and hard times were set to music. From the classics to the singing celebrities of the “Grand Old Opry” to...

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Fathers Rearing Sons

  1. 23rd August 2018
  2. Sheldon Monson

What is a man? What should a man believe? What are a man’s responsibilities? How ought a man conduct himself? These are among the most important questions in a boy’s life. The Bible shows us that fathers have a vital role to play in helping their boys grow to become men.

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Where’s Your Sense of Humor?

  1. 21st August 2018
  2. John Wheeler (guest columnist)

Three eggs with faces painted on, one wonders, what is so funny? What do you think is funny? Do you like slapstick? Sarcasm? Puns, limericks and other wordplay? Humor plays an important role in human relationships—but how can we use humor to improve our Christian lives?

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The Real "Walking Dead"

  1. 18th August 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

The “walking dead” or zombie genre of movies and television programs must be very popular. I see advertisements for them every time I turn on the television. Are there really “walking dead?” A long time ago, I saw my first (and last!) zombie movie. With all due respect to the actors, actresses, and producers, I was—and still am—thoroughly unimpressed. Any little...

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