What is the most important part of church? Poll says . . .

Recently, the pollster George Gallup released the results of a survey of 1,500 people across the nation. Gallup wanted to know why people went to church (or another place of worship). He listed seven items and asked people to rank them from the most important to the least important. The results of the survey may […]

A $973 toothpick

Like so many folks, my entire life can be found inside my phone. Years of irreplaceable pictures (26,834 to date), videos, and, of course, passwords to everything are electronically locked away inside. Therein lies the problem. If my phone somehow magically disappears or can’t be charged then life as I know it comes to a […]

Parents seek advice on guy, 20, dating daughter, 15

By John Rosemond Question: Our 15-year-old daughter has told us she’s in love with a 20-year-old guy who is in the Army and intending to make the Army his career. We’ve met him, and he is extremely respectful and well-mannered, and has told us he’s in love with her. We’ve made it clear to both […]

Past versus present Americans

Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the […]

The politics of cake

Nothing appears beyond the reach of the social engineers, not even cake. In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said the Colorado Human Rights Commission had failed to take into account the religious beliefs of a Lakewood baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has sometimes […]

Cooter speaks

When finally I was able to park at Cooter’s Last Stand in Luray, VA, and wade through the mud, I discovered that the ticket line had over 100 people waiting to purchase tickets. Though I was perfectly willing to buy a ticket, and while I remained stunned by the tens of thousands of Dukes of […]

Our national suicide

In 2002, under the auspices of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, I enrolled in a course on Celtic Christianity. As part of the course requirements, I spent a week in Ireland. At the end of a very full week, we had a night off in Dublin. I decided to go it alone and walked around […]

The Irish and abortion

The scientific, moral and theological battle between life as an “endowed unalienable” right and the evolutionary view that we are just material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe with no author of life, no purpose for living and no destination after we die has been won in Ireland by the evolutionists. […]

Children suffer from absence of parental authority

By John Rosemond Rates of child and teen depression and suicide continue to rise, as they have for 50 years. As regular readers of this column know, I do not agree in the least with current explanations, much less the “treatments” based on them, proposed by the mainstream in the mental health professions. For the […]

By any other name

William Shakespeare once wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yours Truly has just written, “A dandelion by any other name is still a dandelion.” What do these two statements have in common, you may ask? The answer to that question has just destroyed a cherished childhood memory of mine from […]

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