Who is responsible?

I just finished reading a wonderful book entitled “Shattered.” This book follows the Hillary Clinton campaign from its inception through post-election. The 2016 presidential campaign is one that will get significant attention in history books. It was the first time a woman had a legitimate shot at becoming president and the first time a complete […]

How to live in peace

Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Some people swear by Cadillac cars, but my favorite is Mercedes-Benz. Despite […]

Hack attack on healthcare

GLASGOW, Scotland — The ransomware cyberattack that wormed its way into at least 74 countries recently exposed new vulnerabilities in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), as if it weren’t vulnerable enough. Hospital systems in England and Scotland were taken offline. Major operations were delayed, causing frustration and additional worry to patients who spoke to […]

Will Christians survive in today’s secular world? A review of ‘The Benedict Option’

Rod Dreher’s new book “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in A Post-Christian Nation” (Sentinel, 2017) is an account of how, he says, America’s “culture wars” have ended. He thus suggests a way Christians can live in a post-Christian society. Before considering those propositions from Dreher, we first might consider what “culture wars” means. […]

The unused obituary

One of the dearest and oldest friends I have recently had a close brush with death. He didn’t just stand on the banks of the River Jordan and cast a longing eye to that other shore, he waded right into its sparkling, clear waters. It was in God’s hands, not man’s, no matter how capable […]

Graduates — the six best questions

I have not been asked to deliver a commencement address this year, but if I were, here is what I would say. You might share this with your graduate. Wise decisions. You graduates here today have obviously made some very wise decisions already, decisions that have brought you to this day of accomplishment. Congratulations. But […]

This and that

As I write this, it is raining and the sun is shining brightly. As we learned growing up, when this dual condition is in place, you can usually find a rainbow.  I have had a camera in my hands since I was seven years old. I had my tonsils out the week of my birthday […]

Pilgrimage to the monastery

When I first moved to Georgia in June 1983, it wasn’t too long before I discovered the existence of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Ga. I visited once during the day and there discovered that one could stay overnight at the guesthouse for a modest fee. I don’t remember when it began […]

The mad summer scramble

Across this town there is a whiff of anticipation in the air. Days on the calendar are being marked off, and the hands of the clock slowly tick around the dial. Yes, the end of the school year is fast approaching. Schools around this fair town of ours are full of two kinds of folks […]

Totalitarianism in colleges

Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly as complicit as the […]

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