Commentary

Find the Joy

  1. 24th July 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

As once I followed up with an old friend who had been wrestling, with some success, a serious health problem, a sudden update on his condition was devastating. What had seemed to be a good course of treatment proved to be less effective than expected. The condition had worsened. The prognosis was not good.

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The Last Enemy

  1. 21st July 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Enemies abound! Or so it seems. Some people make enemies because of their demeanor. Political parties consider each other enemies as they vie for power. Court dockets are full of cases of disputes that individuals cannot or will not resolve on their own.

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The Cup

  1. 21st July 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

There is a persistent legend that holds a fascination for many people, especially those of a religious bent. Since the Middle Ages, some have sought a mysterious object, often resulting in armed conflicts with loss of life and property. This “quest” has been the subject of theatrical plays, adventure novels and even comedy routines. At this point, you may have...

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How Would Jesus Drive?

  1. 19th July 2018
  2. Dylan King

Have you been cut off in traffic lately? Have you ever been stopped at a red light and the instant it turns green the car across from you quickly turns, violating your right-of-way? Do you frequently find cars dangerously riding your rear bumper? Or perhaps you're reading this thinking, “Well, I’m usually the one doing the tailgating, but the people in front of...

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Are you well read?

  1. 17th July 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Are you "well-read"? Have you read "the classics" by Plato, Homer, Chaucer—or books by famous authors like Austen, Bronte, Dickens, Hemingway, Shakespeare, etc.? Did you read the books on your high school summer reading list? Have you read the books listed in the New York Times best sellers list? What is the most important book you could read?

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Do You Err?

  1. 14th July 2018
  2. Brian Pomicter

The Sadducees posed a question about the reunion of a woman to one of her former husbands after the resurrection. Jesus replied, “[You] do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:28–29, KJV).

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I Don't Like Thistles

  1. 12th July 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

The thistle enjoys an exalted position in Scottish heraldry, and is loved by the little passive donkey Eeyore, a character in Winnie the Pooh written by A. A. Milne. Personally, I do not like thistles, but there is a reason for their existence.

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Political Correctness

  1. 10th July 2018
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Political correctness: it is a term that brings with it a shudder, a twist of the mouth, and often a sarcastic remark. It has become so pervasive that it impacts all levels of our society and impedes our communication with others. What is the point? Why has this worthless concept and practice become so prevalent?

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What are we doing to our children?

  1. 07th July 2018
  2. Carl Ponder (1939-2007)

The absence of a stable family, including both father and mother, in all too many cases can produce maladjusted offspring. Cruelty and meanness have many times been associated with children raised without the constant influence of both loving parents.

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Is it Time for God to Act?

  1. 05th July 2018
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

  “It is time for You to act, O Lord, for they have regarded Your law as void (cast off, dissolved, caused to cease, made of none effect)” (Psalm 119:126). Today, Western nations have been taking actions that are casting off or trying to make void the laws of God as never before. Is it time for God to act?

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