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Today's Opinions

  • Earley: The Bible is alive and active

    Over the last two weeks I have shared some basic information about why I think the Bible is a reliable and authoritative word from God. The following story illustrates vividly that God uses His word to change lives. The following is taken from a letter written by Mils and Sandy Becker in 1995.

  • Muffin top: a love story

    I often reference my weight struggles in this column, and then sometimes, when I meet someone, they will say, “You are not fat. I don’t know why you wrote that.”

    I accept their words with a smile, but in my mind I am insisting, “three weeks ago when I wrote it I weighed at least 12 more pounds than I do now! You should see me naked. It’s hideous.”

  • Where did we get the New Testament?

    Last week I gave a very brief overview of where we got the Old Testament. There are just as many questions about the New Testament and just as many theories that seek to undermine the authority of the New Testament as a reliable witness to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the emergence of the Christian Church.

  • Experience leads to thanking our veterans

    I was in college getting ready to head to campus for finals when I got the phone call no military wife wants to get.

    “There’s been an accident. Eight of our men are dead. Your husband could have been one of them.”

    I waded through the rest of my day as if I were walking through quicksand. I took my finals, but have no idea what I answered. And I spent every break in between classes in the bathroom crying. I couldn’t even verbalize what was wrong to all those well-meaning friends who noticed my demeanor.

  • Words we live by

    One of the joys of my life has been the opportunity to speak to various groups about “Positive Living,” “Inner Peace,” and similar topics. Along the way I have met some wonderfully generous individuals who shared articles, books and quotes they knew I would enjoy.

    I recently received the 1947 classic Words To Live By. This book was published at a time when Americans were readjusting from wartime conditions to the uneasy terms of atomic peace.

  • An uncomfortable election experience

    Election day was a bit unsettling for me. As I stood in line at the polling place at North Oldham High School, I noticed that there was someone sitting between the two election workers writing in a spiral notebook and typing on an iPad. As I got a bit closer, it was apparent that this fellow was writing down the names of everyone who was voting. He would raise up and look at the identification card the voter produced and write down their name.

  • Ich bin ein Berliner: I am a Berliner

    With broad grins, and open hearts, they tell their stories to anyone who takes an interest.

    “I was six years old when I woke in the middle of the night, and found that my parents were gone. They were at the wall…celebrating!”

  • Where did we get the New Testament?

    Last week I gave a very brief overview of where we got the Old Testament. There are just as many questions about the New Testament and just as many theories that seek to undermine the authority of the New Testament as a reliable witness to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the emergence of the Christian Church.