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  • Aug 15, 2019

    Another Mass Shooting: Beyond Policy

    Another mass shooting — our hearts sink — our anger rises. As a nation, we mourn the loss of life, and we grieve the loss of innocence. We are outraged at what we have become, and fear what we are becoming. Another boy not even old enough to rent a car becomes an active shooter. …

  • Aug 01, 2019

    Defying Socialism

    Recently, a local municipality banned dogs from all public events and festivals.[1] The city cited numerous complaints from small businesses that dog owners repeatedly allowed their pets to urinate and defecate on vending stands. City officials argued that the lack of canine supervision created a public health hazard and disrespected the private property of business …

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Listening as Protest

    The plate is full, but the utensils do not move––nothing moves––time stands still and the showdown begins. If you have raised a child, then you know the drill. The dinner protest: arms folded, stiff upper lip and the stony stare––they are dug in. There is no more reasoning once the child has moved from listening …

  • May 14, 2019

    The changing landscape

    Americans are living in remarkable times. Every day it seems tectonic shifts are occurring in our culture. Our society seems to redefine cultural norms with every news cycle. And these new norms are not isolated to one specific segment of society. Americans all seem to be experiencing a sense of fear and confusion as we …

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Social Media

    Social media is a relatively new phenomenon, and there are still a lot of unknowns about its long-term effects on society. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat have only been in existence for a decade or less, and with every technical advance, there comes unforeseen advantages and disadvantages. Social media is a benefit to the common …

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Coerced Prayer?

    Mandated school prayer was ruled to be an unacceptable practice in the United States. By a majority of 8-1, the Supreme Court decided that school-mandated prayer violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Although many evangelicals lament the Court’s decision, maybe the ruling contained more wisdom than previously considered. For the record, I am …