Love endures all things

Love is probably one of the most overused and abused terms in the English language today. Consider some of the ways “love” is used: Love is used to describe emotions towards all sorts of things — a favorite food, a tv show, a person, a political movement, a philosophy of life. This past Valentine’s Day, […]

Facts about fasting

One of the practices in Christian churches during the season of Lent, which began last week, is fasting. Fasting is seen by most as, basically, the abstaining from food for a period of time. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, for example, are designated fast days. But Lent is also considered a season for fasting, as […]

A life-changing decision

Standing in the middle of the football field, wearing nothing but well-worn tennis shoes, shorts and a tank top in 35-degree weather, I knew I had to make a life-changing decision. My option: either stand there and freeze to death, or, for the first time in my life, quit something that I had started and […]

For the record

When I was a child, from the time I was old enough to sit on the floor and play with my toes until far past the time I put on my first coat of mascara, I have loved records. I thought it was magical that I could put a black round disc on my little […]

Stop worrying and start praying

Let’s admit it: we are worriers. Therefore, for the past two Sundays, I’ve been preaching on worry and trust. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus had a candid command about worry: STOP IT! “Do not worry,” Jesus said, meaning stop something you have been doing. Sometimes our worries are ridiculous. For several years, a […]

Muzzle Garlock, his facts are off

As a Vietnam veteran I find Mr. Garlock’s self-serving columns a vain attempt to con non-Vietnam veterans and those with a limited knowledge of the war to believe that he alone knows what “really happened.” Lacking relevant facts other than wild generalizations, he mockingly labels the Ken Burns TV series in an unsuccessful attempt to […]

More laws don’t make us safer, just less free

The school shooting in Florida is beyond tragic and underlines the fact that respect for law and order is dependent on a strong collective moral foundation that cannot be legislated into existence. While reasonable laws and consistent enforcement of the same might deter some crime, they cannot change the hearts and minds of evil or […]

Distracted FBI dropped the ball on shooter tips

The FBI received not one, not two, not three … but five credible tips about Nikolas Cruz’s intention to shoot up the Parkland, Fla., high school. The tips were not communicated to the FBI Miami field office. The hypothesis from Tim Clements, a retired FBI Counterintelligence Agent and others, is that the FBI and DOJ […]

Stop worrying and start praying

Let’s admit it: we are worriers. Therefore, for the past two Sundays, I’ve been preaching on worry and trust. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus had a candid command about worry: STOP IT! “Do not worry,” Jesus said, meaning stop something you have been doing. Sometimes our worries are ridiculous. For several years, a […]

Does Christianity have three gods?

DEAR FATHER PAUL: You kindly invite questions from your readers. I enjoyed your good account of the names of God. I wanted to know, please, this: Is the creed of Jesus as affirmed in Mark 12:29 a unitary, monotheistic proposition or a Trinitarian proposition? Anthony DEAR ANTHONY: Thank you. I regularly get this question from […]

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