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Can We Think of Eternal Life as a Tangible Asset?

  1. 02nd April 2022
  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. “Can’t you miss church once?” one girl from our cast asked me, casually adding, “God would understand.”


The Game

  1. 26th March 2022
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

One warm, humid summer evening I was watching my town’s minor league baseball team play under the lights. The stands were full of folks enjoying America’s favorite pastime in the vintage 1920s Baseball Park. Various vendors worked the stands hawking popcorn, peanuts, hotdogs, soda pop, and cold beer. One of the beer vendors, a colorful character, was carrying a...


It feels like bad news bombards us on every front these days. Sometimes, I mentally wince before tapping on a news app because it’s usually full of troubling headlines. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have intensified many already existing problems, and the continual cycle of stressful news has caused increased suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression, as...


The End of the Beginning

  1. 19th March 2022
  2. Jonathan McNair

Each year during the Passover season, God’s teachings encourage His people to take a look back. But there is more to life than one’s past experiences. So, what does God expect Christians to look at and apply to future experiences?


Don't Think It Can't Happen Here

  1. 16th March 2022
  2. Roger Meyer

Much of the world has been watching the invasion and destruction of Ukraine by Russia these past two weeks. Despite the buildup of forces on Ukraine’s borders for months, many did not think it would actually happen—a quirk of human nature. Could something similar happen in your country?


Lessons from "Squirrel Hunting"

  1. 12th March 2022
  2. Barry Walker

As a young teenager, there was nothing I found more enjoyable than being in the great outdoors, whether it was playing organized sports or fishing with my grandparents. My friends and I particularly enjoyed Summer, when we would be gone from breakfast until dusk looking for things to do that wouldn’t get us into trouble (and sometimes things that did get us into...


More Violence in Our Cities

  1. 09th March 2022
  2. Roger Meyer

A commentary titled “Violence in the City” was published here on July 25, 2020. Violence in our cities increased more in 2021, and 2022 isn’t looking any better.


A Mountain and a Hope

  1. 05th March 2022
  2. Shannon Christal

On a cool fall day right around Thanksgiving, I was sitting on the front porch of my son’s and daughter-in-law’s home enjoying a cup of coffee, taking in the beautiful bright red and orange colors of the foliage on the hillside that is part of Petit Jean Mountain. Listening to the birds and all the other sounds not heard in a city, and surrounded by this...


Corruption is Everywhere

  1. 26th February 2022
  2. Roger Meyer

Corruption is fraudulent conduct, criminal abuse of power for private gain, or a process of changing into something impure, improper, dishonest, and debased—and it seems to be everywhere these days.


A Fish Story

  1. 19th February 2022
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Everybody loves a fish story. Somehow, such stories often grow with the telling, stretching the truth and straining all credulity. Listeners respond with laughter and knowing nods as they express their doubts about the fisherman’s tale.