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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Linda Downing

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: #x201c;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.#x201d; ...
Published: 03/13/15

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 - then the pers...
Published: 03/06/15

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: 1 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, scheduling even...
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: #x201c;Year of Light.#x201d; The full title is the #x201c;United Nations International Year of Light and Light-bas...
Updated: 2 months ago

The time is now

No one has ever made this point more clearly than King Solomon: #x201c;To everything there is a season and a time.a time to keep silence, and a time to speak#x201d; (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7). It has been echoed from Elvis - #x201c;a little less conversat...
Updated: 2 months ago

Yearning for change in 2015

At the end of a manmade calendar lies a desire for transition, a yearning for change. This is normal; this is human; this is God-given. It is the “new” in New Year.
Updated: 2 months ago

Realistic optimism is possible

After the end-of-2014 overviews, the wild celebrations on New Year's Eve, the 2015 prognostications, the resolutions to learn from it all, Jan. 2 dawns upon the overactive and tired. It is even worse if behind it all is fa#xe7;ade or fear or both. We...
Updated: 3 months ago