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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dick Baynton: The Illusion of Good Governance

Federal government consists of three branches; Executive (President), Legislative (Senate & House of Representatives) and Judicial (the federal court system topped by The Supreme...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: Impatience

Reading bumper stickers helps pass the time at traffic lights.  A minister friend of mine saw one that caught his attention:  Honk If You...

LUCKY GARVIN: “I Can’t Stay Long . . .”

  Even before he came to our home, Sabrina and I made up our minds: We weren’t going to love him too much, since so...

JOY SYLVESTER JOHNSON: What Will The Church Keep / Throw Away This Time?

In light of recent political and ecclesiastical events, I have been thinking (again) about Phyllis Tickle's thesis that the church traditionally has a giant...

DICK BAYNTON: Labor Day 2017

The first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City on the first Monday in September (5th) 1882. According to historical records, the person...

Dick Baynton: Fairness and Equality

What does fair mean? How can the word equality be defined? The answer to these questions is certain: the definition of ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’...

CAROLINE WATKINS: Angels Unawares

Inspired by a Bruce Hornsby concert recently, I was planning to write about how music has the power to transport us. Hearing some of...

HAYDEN HOLLINGSWORTH: The Great Flood of 1985

The disaster in Texas, particularly in Houston, is almost beyond imagining.  As flat as the landscape is the reach of an airborne lake is...

LIZA FIELD: Getting Back Home

How was your summer getaway? “Trip from hell,” my neighbors reported.   They’d headed west to escape the mugginess, traffic, politics and heat of our Eastern states,...

LUCKY GARVIN: The Looking Glass

At this point in my thinking, I am confused as to whether to call it a soft sorrow or a reluctant fascination. The subject...