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Perspective: Lawful but not always best
Feb15

Perspective: Lawful but not always best

During the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump made a very significant announcement in regard to religious liberty. He stated, “Freedom of religion is a sacred right, but it is also a right under threat all around us. That is why I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow representatives of faith to speak freely and without retribution.” The Johnson Amendment is named after former Senator and...

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Perspective: Two presidential decisions
Feb08

Perspective: Two presidential decisions

The first few weeks of President Trump’s leadership have been like a whirlwind. Few presidents have moved with such decisive, wide-sweeping, immediate action. I, like you, have personal views regarding his actions; however, I will resist broad comments that would be clearly political. My goal in this column has always been to shy away from political issues, but rather focus on topics that touch on moral and ethical issues informed by...

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Perspective: Who is ‘YOU’?
Feb01

Perspective: Who is ‘YOU’?

Have you ever received an invitation to an event showing a puzzle with a missing piece and the words, “The only thing missing is YOU!”? The “you” is both plural and singular. It is plural in that everyone who receives the invitation is included, but it is also singular in that the invitation is personal to you. When I read several versions of the Great Commission in the New Testament, it is easy to see that this same truth applies....

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Perspective: A peaceful transition
Jan25

Perspective: A peaceful transition

The peaceful and orderly transfer of power from one president to another is an amazing accomplishment in this present world order. President Obama was right to stress this fact home to his supporters, and all of America, in his farewell address. For a nation to make such a change, with reasonable peace in this chaotic world, is a rare thing. There are many reasons for a peaceful transition to not take place. America is an...

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Perspective: Defending the unborn
Jan18

Perspective: Defending the unborn

As a local church pastor, I would preach on the Sanctity of Life on the Sunday nearest the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision. I did so to always keep the atrocity of abortion before my congregation. The 1973 Supreme Court decision set in motion the unleashing of the death of what now approximates nearly 59 million unborn children. This decision was not based on constitutional reality, but on the establishment of a new law...

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Perspective: Life’s ‘delete key’
Jan11

Perspective: Life’s ‘delete key’

As a person who began his communication life with a Laddie pencil and a Big Chief tablet, I have come to love the technology of this present day. Yes, I get frustrated with my lack of understanding and skill in the use of technology, but isn’t technology amazing! One of my favorite parts of the computer and its smaller cousins, like the iPad and smartphone, is the rather simple luxury of the delete key. In days past when you made a...

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