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If not an emergency, what is it?

The flood tide of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border cannot and must not continue. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has said of it, “The...

The ‘root cause’ few will admit

Sometimes, during my drive to work, I listen to Clarence Maurice Mitchell IV, host of the Baltimore’s WBAL C4 radio show. Mitchell was formerly...

Will black voters keep Democrats from going too far left?

Which of the two dozen or so Democratic presidential candidates is going to carry black voters next year? The answer to that question is...

Trying to work

Without nary a question, my work life is much easier than that of my parents and grandparents who all worked by the sweat of...

Urban planners’ dreams of a small town

OK, here it is: I really like small towns. I was born in and spent the first 18 years of my life in a...

Why I voted for ‘Heartbeat’ bill

I am sure you have seen in media headlines that the Georgia State Senate has passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act,...

The pain of downsizing

You’d have thought I’d learned my lesson about downsizing by now. When I left my previous church almost 23 years ago, I gave away...

Under the Big Top

Growing up on that old familiar street not so far away was truly a magical time. And for one week out of each of...

On medicating kids with problems

The Wall Street Journal recently (3/16/2019) printed a letter-to-the-editor in which Upland, California psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Charlene Moskovitz promotes the alleged benefits of medication and psychotherapy...

Quantum mechanics of an American melting pot

My mother and her parents emigrated from Scotland to Detroit in 1923. I first lived with my parents and two older siblings in an...

Loving the Waltons

When I was growing up, especially as a teenager, people would often say, “It must be hard being a preacher’s kid.” It could be difficult...

Retirement and Transition: Part 2

In February I began sharing with you about the recent reality of my pending retirement as the Senior Pastor here at Prince of Peace...

OPINION — 5 villages vs. ‘City Centre’: The symbol of the...

OPINION — Quiz: Name the five villages of Peachtree City. The answers — and some questions — follow. Let’s disclose my biases at the start....

Bullies in the 21st century

I was bullied from the third grade through my senior year of high school. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Some of those years weren’t...

On being a bishop

On March 15, 2019, I traveled to Bel Air, Maryland, to participate in the consecration of Robert Scott Northwood as a bishop in Christ’s...

A life well-lived

Count slowly backwards — to where it all began. Back to a vacant lot a long, long time ago on that old familiar street...

The college entrance cheating scandal

To the many readers who recently asked: Yes, I do take requests, and yes, I will riff on the Perpetually Beautiful People Who Laid...

Stacy Abrams as vice president?

Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from...

No one to remember

Many years ago, I was visiting an elderly woman in a nursing home. I did not know her well but I knew she was...

Brother gives great picture of ‘hanging in there’

Have you seen the poster of the frazzled kitty barely hanging onto the branch by the tip of his claws? The caption? “Hang in...

Observations: A fix-it ‘crisis’ & government responses

Get ready for a steady stream of news the next few months about budgets for Peachtree City, Fayetteville and the Fayette County School System....

The end of daylight savings time?

One can only hope. Apparently there is a move afoot to do away with Daylight Savings Time as we know it. At least 24...

The Big Red Monster

All of our efforts to stop it had failed. Bruised, beaten and bleeding, my three brothers and I could only watch in horror as...

The problem with attachment parenting

“So, what do you think of attachment parenting?” My inquisitor was a 30-something mom. I sensed she was testing me, trying to determine whether I...

Ga. General Assembly passes Crossover Day

On March 7, the General Assembly hit our first deadline of the legislative session with Crossover Day. By this day, all bills that originated...

Why socialism fails

One of the rotten fruits produced by what passes for today’s American education system is the ignorance some young people have about socialism. According to...

‘Democratic’ socialism dreams

Crazy times give rise to crazy notions, e.g., that socialism’s the ticket for modern America. Well, you know, maybe not socialism of the sort that...

Tink and Biscuit

It started out as the neighborly thing to do. Up the road from the Ponderosa lives Doug and his family. We have known each other...

The Vaccination Question

DEAR FATHER PAUL:  There seems to be a lot of controversy and misinformation today about the safety of common vaccines, especially those for children....

The hubris of Democratic star AOC

“Hubris” is defined as “excessive pride or self-confidence.” Synonyms include: arrogance, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity, self-importance, self-conceit, pomposity, superciliousness, feeling of superiority ... well,...

Driving lessons

A recent event had me remembering a childhood story I’d forgotten, and with good reasons. It was a traumatic event for both my dad...

Dealing effectively with kids’ eating issues

Question: My 5-year-old has had eating issues since he was an infant. When I introduced solid food at six months, he began rejecting most...

Contempt for people as well as ideas

Hoping for a knockout blow to battered, bedraggled remnants of the Confederate army, the starched and ready ranks of... Hold on. If memory serves, the...

The Democrats’ Jewish problem

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comment that the influence of the Israeli lobby in Washington pushes lawmakers to take a pledge of “allegiance to a...
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