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Rick Ryckeley's picture

Us menfolk can justify buying most anything. Now this statement should come as no surprise to all who have to put up with us. Trust me, it also comes as no surprise to The Wife.

Well, it looks like the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. The Boy can justify purchasing things I never even thought about, although he’s not the only one in that family that can. Seems the Mean Lady that keeps stealing our grandbaby can also. Read More»

The right choice

David Epps's picture

Life is about choices. Whatever environmental, behavioral, or genetic factors are involved, the ability to choose is what sets humanity apart from all the rest of creation.

There are those Christians who believe that humans really have no choice, that all has been predetermined. I believe that they are wrong.

In the creation account, God gives our first parents two choices: Obey God, walk with him, and enjoy a life of perfection, or choose to disobey and lose everything. Read More»

He is risen!

LeRoy Curtis's picture

“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” – Mark 1:22 Read More»

Ask Father Paul

Father Paul Massey's picture

 

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

 

Was Jesus really resurrected?

 

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Fayette Visioning in real time — Some questions

Virginia Gibbs's picture

As the Fayette Visioning Initiative process continues to unfold, it has been a fascinating opportunity for me to watch and learn from multiple perspectives: as a steering committee member, a survey participant as well as an observer of the process.

Here’s what’s really interesting to me about this stage of the visioning process: currently, the consultants and the steering committee volunteers are hard at work to transfer the themes which emerged from the extensive data and input collection into a Vision Plan for the future. Read More»

Equality in discipline?

Walter Williams's picture

George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article titled “Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths.” The subtitle is “School Discipline Rates Must Be ‘Proportionate.’” (http://tinyurl.com/mxnlg9h). Let’s examine some of the absurdity of the Obama administration’s take on student discipline. Read More»

‘Wars’ and statistical frauds

Thomas Sowell's picture

The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sense.

It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn — and that this is because of discrimination.

It would certainly be discrimination if women were doing the same work as men, for the same number of hours, with the same amount of training and experience, as well as other things being the same. But study after study, over the past several decades, has shown repeatedly that those things are not the same. Read More»

The politics of Paul the apostle

Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson's picture

In Romans 13:1-7 the apostle Paul writes: “[A ruler] is the minister of God to thee for good” (v. 3); “Wherefore ye must needs be subject ...” (v. 5); “... pay ye tribute [taxes]” (v. 6).

St. Paul seems to be saying that God ordains human governments and that Christians should honor and obey the government under whose jurisdiction they live. Read More»

What would Reagan do?

Pat Buchanan's picture

President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern.

The White House was about to issue a statement on the killing of Major Arthur Nicholson, a U.S. army officer serving in East Germany. Maj. Nicholson had been shot in cold blood by a Russian soldier.

Speakes thought the president’s statement, “This violence was unjustified,” was weak. I agreed. We interrupted the president, who reread the statement, then said go ahead with it. Read More»

Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

Cal Thomas's picture

Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.” Read More»

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