Reinstate the Draft?

I was speaking to an internationally known Christian scholar a few weeks ago, and I decided to ask about the “All Volunteer Force” (AVF).  I don’t particularly know why I asked, but there was a long pause in ...
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Baby Smiles and Life Truisms

They say a smile is a baby’s first “human response.”  It’s smiling that makes the child more than an animal.  Despite what some animal lovers might say, animals don’t smile.  This is a call that in the name of...
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Does Sunday School Have A Future?

Sunday school. It was one of the main reasons I enjoyed church as a child. As a young adult, it sometimes still is. But there's a conversation brewing: Does Sunday school have a future? I think so, though ...

Did I Just Tweak Jesus' Nipple?

“Jamie, can I ask you something?”  Jimmy, our homeless friend, was being unusually cautious with me.  We were sitting in our living room, gathered for our weekly potluck and worship at Little Flowers Commun...
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The War Must Not Go On!

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103, 000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan.  The president announced that 10, 000 of these troops will be withdrawn by...
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I'm Not A Fan of Hallmark Holidays

I am not a fan of the Hallmark holidays, people. These are the ones invented by retailers to guilt me into buying stuff. I'm thinking about Mother's Day and Father's Day, though these retail celebrations can...