Commentary

The Longest War

  1. 20th June 2017
  2. William Williams

During the week of May 7, 2017, the news that the Trump Administration is considering re-escalating U.S. efforts in the Afghan conflict made headlines. In response to what appears to be a resurgent Taliban, military and foreign policy advisers worry that without new, decisive military actions, much ground could be lost in what is now recognized as “America’s...

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50 Years and 6 Days

  1. 17th June 2017
  2. Mark Sandor

When you hear of prophecy, it immediately makes you think of the future. Those of us who believe the Bible is the inspired word of God often look towards the prophecies of God’s future intervention in world affairs to take heart in a troubled world. Reviewing scriptures about the return of Jesus Christ (Revelation 7), the resurrection of the saints (1...

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The Six Days War—A Legacy and a Lesson

  1. 15th June 2017
  2. William Williams

“The Holy Land, with Jerusalem at its heart, is a place where the great tectonic plates of religion, culture and nationalism come together. The fault lines that run between them are never quiet and always dangerous. Ignoring the legacy of 1967 is not an option.” So reads the closing paragraph of a recent BBC article about the Six Days War, the dire conflict...

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"Beyond What is Written"

  1. 13th June 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

We usually applaud those who take initiative and “go above and beyond.” But sometimes “going beyond” is not a good idea. For example, why are there many differing Christian denominations? Did they go “beyond what is written”?

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Brexit: Shock UK Election Result!

  1. 09th June 2017
  2. John Meakin

The astonishing outcome of the United Kingdom’s June 8 General Election was the one least expected or desired: a “hung” parliament, in which no clear winner emerged. The pound slumped against the dollar and euro to its lowest levels in seven months. Several newspaper headlines proclaimed “May’s Gamble Backfires.”

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...Until it Happens to You

  1. 08th June 2017
  2. William Williams

When tragedy strikes, sometimes it is said that you cannot fully understand the suffering “until it happens to you”—whatever “it” happens to be. On May 22, the suicide bombing of a popular concert in Manchester, England brought home that statement to the families of 23 victims killed, as well as 116 survivors and their families—tragedy has “happened to them.”...

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Sudden Terror

  1. 06th June 2017
  2. John Wheeler (guest columnist)

On Monday, May 22, Salman Ramadan Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton of Libyan descent, detonated an improvised explosive device as concertgoers were leaving the Manchester Arena in the U.K. Besides Abedi, 22 people were killed and approximately 120 were injured. It was the deadliest attack in the United Kingdom since the London bombings on July 7, 2005, and the first...

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If Walls Could Talk…

  1. 03rd June 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The ruins of an ancient wall built in 122ad at the northern boundary of Britannia are still clearly visible. Emperor Hadrian built the wall for border control against the barbarians in this remote part of the Roman Empire. Was it successful in fulfilling its purpose? Only temporarily; the empire eventually collapsed, and the northern tribes poured over the wall.

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The View at 30,000 Feet

  1. 01st June 2017
  2. Wallace G. Smith

The business of living life is full of many, many details. There are project reports to write, looming deadlines to meet, and a coffee spill on your desk that demands your attention. There are school forms to fill out and permission slips to sign while finishing your children's lunches as you see their school bus pull around the corner. Our eyeglass...

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Losing to Win

  1. 30th May 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Winning is achieving victory, but losing is failing to achieve victory. Sometimes, in order to win, we must first lose. Herb Cohen, an internationally known negotiator, is generally credited for coining the term “win-win” in 1963. Since then, we hear the “win-win” term applied to many things—always indicating that both parties will benefit from a proposed action.

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