Commentary

The Way to Peace

  1. 05th October 2017
  2. Douglas S. Winnail

The search for peace is a major concern in the world today. People pray for peace. They light candles for peace. They march in the streets and stage demonstrations to promote peace and prevent war. Yet, strife, violence, and war continue. Is there a reason? Why have the concerted efforts of intelligent human beings for more than a century failed to find a...

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Relax. Enjoy yourself.

  1. 03rd October 2017
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Every day brought new rumors. Soldiers had become more active, and the night before bricks had mysteriously disappeared from many abandoned buildings. And now, people were saying a wall would soon be built. Fearing the worst, Hasso pleaded with his friend that they should escape the city. His friend, skeptical of the rumors, encouraged Hasso to "Relax. Enjoy...

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The Blind Men and the Elephant

  1. 30th September 2017
  2. Richard Franz

Remember the children’s story of The Blind Men and the Elephant? This story, as profound as it is simple, continues to be used to explain the limitations of human understanding and perception.

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Choose wisely

  1. 28th September 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

When we make choices there are always results and consequences. These can be good, neutral or bad. Choosing to buy a red or a blue pen may have insignificant consequences. The difference between choosing to wear a long-sleeved shirt or a t-shirt could be large or small, depending on what it’s like outdoors, the choice of what kind of new car to purchase may not...

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It Is Your Move!

  1. 26th September 2017
  2. William Williams

Do you play chess? Are you in the ranks of the great masters of the back row, or do you feel far removed from the “royalty” of chess legend—really not much more than a pawn (most of the time) in someone else’s game? Although some consider chess a bit too competitive and “offensive” for the pacifist, and others may think its intricacy and time-consuming nature...

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Endless Blessings

  1. 23rd September 2017
  2. Marc Arseneault

All my life I was taught that Canada was the second biggest landmass in the world. Part of that knowledge also included the fact that the Canadian prairies were grain baskets for Canada, and also the world, but I had never experienced it firsthand. So, several years ago, as we drove to a new home in Manitoba, we decided to go through the north of the United...

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What Profit Is It?

  1. 21st September 2017
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

We all seek to profit from our various endeavors. We want a return on our investment of time, effort, work, energy and money. Seeking profit is not wrong. But what is truly profitable?

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Who are your teachers?

  1. 19th September 2017
  2. Wallace G. Smith

My family and I watch our share of nature documentaries, and we are always entertained by scenes of newborn animals—gazelles, giraffes, etc.—struggling, mere moments after birth, to walk. As they struggle on their wobbly legs, instinct pushes them to walk and run as soon as possible, lest they fall as quick prey to predators or become a burden on their herds.

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Saturday's Game

  1. 16th September 2017
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The season is here. The days are getting shorter, and it’s cooler in the evening. The fall semester of school has begun, and that means something very important has also begun. I’m talking about football! For much of the United States, football is a passion. Lives are planned around the big games with all the rituals, like wearing school colors, carrying symbols...

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For Signs and Seasons

  1. 14th September 2017
  2. Jonathan Bueno

Most people don't really know the plan and purpose of God, but there are a real set of annual holy days that spell it out—and you can learn what they are, and when they take place!

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