You never know …

You never know …

You never know what a day will bring. My brother Don was headed to work on Monday morning, despite being so sick he should have stayed home. Along an isolated stretch of road he apparently passed out, hit a culvert, destroyed his truck — and broke his neck,...
Not all are friendly

Not all are friendly

Bigotry lives, even on a college campus where one would think Christian values and progressive thinking would be the order of the day. About five years ago, I stuck a Human Rights Campaign “equal sign” logo on the door to my office, along with my...
To go, or not to go?

To go, or not to go?

Church attendance has been in the news lately. The Southern Baptist Convention’s LifeWay Resources published a recent survey of public opinion indicating that a majority of people think church attendance is acceptable (88 percent), even admirable (65 percent),...
Talking to the camera

Talking to the camera

Have you ever sat down and talked to a camera … just you and an electronic recorder of sight and sound? It’s a little weird, but not as unusual as it used to be. Thousands of people regularly record videos of themselves demonstrating life hacks, singing or...
Of porcupines and heavy taxes

Of porcupines and heavy taxes

Israeli authorities have issued a warning to porcupines after a 1400-year-old oil lamp surfaced at the Horbat Siv ancient ruins, a Roman-Byzantine site near Emek Hefer in central Israel. The oil lamp was unearthed by a porcupine in the course of constructing its...