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Stand for the National Anthem

The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech to us as citizens. That includes the freedom to demonstrate and protest. I get it. However, I don’t understand protesting the very symbol of our freedom — our flag.

A Godly Approach to the Sins of the Father

In the wake of the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, virtually every city in the nation is trying to determine if their statues and monuments are politically correct (including my city of Tallahassee). For many, the memorials of our founding fathers are now epicenters of violence and hatred. It seems everyone now falls into one of two groups: those who want the statues to remain and those who want them removed.

Creation’s Reasoned Evidence

Editor’s Note: The following is a rebuttal to a Professor of Biology at a Florida Institution of higher learning, concerning a letter written to an advocate for greater transparency...

Charlottesville Eyewitness Questions Media Coverage

I\'m confused. I’m serious. I was in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the riots and what I observed and what I saw in the media’s coverage are, for the most part, two very different narratives.

Opinion on Disposal of Babies

Last week, I wrote an article about a bill weaving its way through the Ohio State Legislature. It’s a shame this bill even needs to be brought up for a vote. My published article dealt with the facts – now I’m going to share my opinion.

Pastors

Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

Are You Passionate?

Anyone who knows anything about the National Football League is aware that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike...

There is Another Way

J.T. Starks grew up in Lancaster, Texas, near Dallas, amidst violence and uncertainty. He had no role model as a child, but he relied on his instincts for survival.

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