Commentary

A Time of Restoring

  1. 26th June 2018
  2. Martin Fannin

Years ago, a friend and I stood on a mountain crest located on the Cumberland Plateau. Before us were broad grassy meadows, created from land that had been strip-mined. Although major damage had been done to the land through clear-cutting of timber and strip-mining, reclamation was producing positive results. The meadows were pleasing to the eye and the animal ...

Read More...

Is Eternal Life an Intangible Asset?

  1. 23rd June 2018
  2. Karl Harmdierks (guest columnist)

When I was in high school, I was in a one-act play that reached the state finals. Our last competition started at 9:00 p.m.—on Friday evening. As a Sabbath-keeper, I wasn’t able to participate. One girl from our cast asked me, “Can’t you miss church once?” She casually added, “God would understand.”

Read More...

One "Strongman" to Rule Them All?

  1. 21st June 2018
  2. William Williams

Dictators come and go, but what is happening in the 21st century? If people flock to powerful, charismatic leaders, what will happen when one comes along and promises to bring world peace before the return of Jesus Christ?

Read More...

If I Were a Rich Man...

  1. 16th June 2018
  2. Brian Pomicter

What if money were no object? Who hasn't had this question put to them by a friend or acquaintance? What would be your answer? Would you decide to travel, buy a house or pay off your mortgage? Would you “party hearty,” or would you bank a sizable sum? Folks in our Western culture often admire others who are financially successful. However, just because someone...

Read More...

The Beginning and End of the Universe

  1. 14th June 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Even commonly accepted science attests to the truth that the universe had a beginning. Scientists generally label the leading theory of the origins of the universe as the “Big Bang” theory. But believers in the Bible generally call the beginning of the universe the “Creation.” Will there be an “end of the universe"?

Read More...

Just How Will It All End?

  1. 12th June 2018
  2. Richard Franz

Hollywood directors, neighborhood movie theatres and sci-fi authors have for many years, with spectacular visuals, shown us dramatic theories on how society as we know it will end. A team of scientists from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation, after researching the topic, even established a list of twelve...

Read More...

Never Too Late to Quit

  1. 09th June 2018
  2. William Williams

“Have you quit smoking?… Smoking kills 1,300 Americans every day....” This headline introduces a recent Forbes report about the “Addiction Stick” habit. Eight times more Americans die per year from smoking-related health issues than died in the Vietnam War. But do you realize that quitting can save more than your life, even if smoking has already damaged you?

Read More...

No Black Belt for Me

  1. 05th June 2018
  2. Lawrence Taylor (guest columnist)

My son and I study a Korean form of martial arts called Tang Soo Do. In most martial arts, the highest achievement is the black belt. The student begins with a white belt, and over the course of years, students move up through the color levels until they reach black belt status. A couple of months ago we had the privilege of attending a black belt ceremony, in...

Read More...

Plagues of Pestilence

  1. 02nd June 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

For centuries, plagues of pestilence have exacted a great death toll on humankind. The Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 had the world’s heath care community very concerned. It was declared to be a global emergency. Since March of 2014, the Ebola virus spread to numerous countries. Deaths mounted from it, and many feared a major epidemic. Since then, other diseases,...

Read More...

Pages