Imagine what we could do together

Imagine what we could do together

My brother, 45, recently graduated from Liberty University, after putting in a lot of time and effort to finish his bachelor’s degree.Liberty Un...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Life’s still a dance for Rudy

Life’s still a dance for Rudy

A few weeks ago, while enjoying a spectacular display of Fourth of July fireworks, a topic for this column was revealed. I had earlier written about p...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Let’s talk about this marriage business

Let’s talk about this marriage business

Marriage, while a dirty word to some, has certainly been a hot topic of late, and I’m going to offer my two cents.Merriam-Webster defines it as ...

July 30th, 2015 |  



Marking 50 years of Medicare

Marking 50 years of Medicare

Fifty years ago this week, aging in America was forever changed for the better.At the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon B. Jo...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Finding purpose in old harp

Finding purpose in old harp

An acquaintance of mine recently commented that stargazing is “just looking at a bunch of lights in the sky.”I understand his concerns. Th...

July 27th, 2015 |  


An Amish wedding, Part 2

An Amish wedding, Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part installment about attending an Amish wedding in Ohio. Dorcas Raber is Gloria’s mom.Th...

July 26th, 2015 |  


We Americans love our libraries

We Americans love our libraries

In an article written by Wayne Wiegand, author of “Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library,” research i...

July 25th, 2015 |  


How we teach violence to children

How we teach violence to children

As thoughtful, caring parents, we would never want to teach our kids that violence is the answer to any or every problem. We want our children to lear...

July 24th, 2015 |  


Keeping competition at bay

Keeping competition at bay

“Competition is a sin.”— John D. Rockefeller“Unrestricted competition does not leave us survival of the fittest.”—...

July 24th, 2015 |  


Living in the messy middle

Living in the messy middle

When I was in high school, my youth leader was trying to explain the rich theological concept of incarnation. She described Jesus as “God with s...

July 24th, 2015 |