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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015

Linda Downing

Is it about Earth?

“It’s not about you.” That is the famous first line of the bestselling hardback nonfiction book in history, the second most-translated book in the world after the Bible — “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick War...
Published: 04/17/15

What is religious liberty?

Religious liberty means the son of a former president, billing himself as “an unabashed atheist,” can use all the communication means at his disposal, look into a camera, and end his invitation for us to join the Freedom From Religion F...
Published: 04/10/15

A modern Samson’s riddle

As with everything involving Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress has been duly dissected — lauded by some and demonized by others. If it went unwatched, unread, or unnoted, then the obtuse will one day...
Published: 04/03/15

We need to get over ourselves

When March is designated Women’s History Month, we should think of the women of the world, not just America; the poor, not just the prosperous; the abuse, not just the disrespect.
Published: 03/20/15

Common dense could change us

Writing for the March issue of More magazine, advertising consultant Cindy Gallop said: “Men have no idea how much happier they would be living in a world that was equally informed, influenced, designed, managed and driven by women.” ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Should there be a Women’s History Month?

The greatest goal that designating March as National Women’s History Month could achieve is to make it unnecessary. When sexism dies — inequality between men and women, including stereotypical roles established by culture and religion &...
Updated: 1 months ago

A clear voice among mixed messages

True prophets are usually unpopular. They upset status quo. The easiest way to dismiss them is to claim, as much of the secular and church world does, that they no longer exist, that they were for ancient times, and that they were mostly madmen. Thos...
Updated: 2 months ago

Is the church relevant?

A few generations ago in the U. S., the churches of Christians were the center of community life — at least, in small towns and close-knit neighborhoods. The social, civic, educational, and business worlds honored timeworn traditions, scheduli...
Updated: 2 months ago

Light vs. Darkness: The Real War

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) may have assigned 2015 the most ironic title in history: “Year of Light.” The full title is the “United Nations International Year of Light and Light-...
Updated: 2 months ago