Planned obsolescence?

Planned obsolescence?

My old pair of Nikes must have come with an expiration date I didn’t see. I tend to wear my shoes until I wear them out, especially those we euphemistically call tennis or track shoes: I haven’t played tennis or run track in more than 40 years. On me,...
Journey to the Center of the Earth …

Journey to the Center of the Earth …

Jules Verne, the 19th century pioneer of science fiction, fascinated me with his Journey to the Center of the Earth, which involved an expedition deep into the earth’s core. On Thursday, participants in the Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith...
Primary campaigns and primary school

Primary campaigns and primary school

A recent article in the Washington Post offers thought-worthy commentary for folks who still believe in thinking, as opposed to cruising through life on gut-level emotion. Columnist Dana Milbank noted that the Republican presidential primaries — which anyone can...
Beware the tube of demons

Beware the tube of demons

The Internet has been abuzz this week with mind-boggling footage of two prosperity preachers  defending their need to have private jets. In a recent episode of Kenneth Copeland’s “Believers’s Voice of Victory” talk show (Dec. 29, 2015), he and...