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Christian principles, family are paramount

December 4, 2017

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Who is responsible for teaching good standards among our people? By “standards” I mean good and proper thinking and behavior. I think it must start within families. And families need to be founded upon and living according to religious principles. Since the principal religion in this country is Christianity, I’ll use Christianity as my reference […]

Do we have an built-in knowledge of God?

December 4, 2017

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While putting together a book of readings recently, I ran across some old questions that have occupied scholars, theologians, believers, and probably even atheists over the centuries. Do we have a built-in knowledge of good and evil, of right and wrong, of even the existence of God? Teachings in Christianity are very clear in answering […]

Luther and the storm that remade the world

November 30, 2017

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I encourage you to attend a celebration on Monday, Oct. 30, of the life and times of Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation. The event, at the University of Alabama Moody Music Building, begins with a reception and book exhibit at 5 p.m. and follows with a program at 6 p.m. on “The […]

Luther was resolute in his defiance

November 30, 2017

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What were the indulgences that so offended Martin Luther, who criticized them in the 95 Theses he posted on the church doors of Wittenberg on Oct. 31, 1517? That one act did more than any other to kick off the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, and revolutionized Christianity in the West. On Monday, Oct. […]

In Search of the Correct Final Authority

November 29, 2017

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In all legal differences, the “final authority” is the court system. In the schools, it is the principal and teacher, although that may be old-fashioned these days. In the home, it is the parents. Anywhere there are differences, there is a high authority to appeal to. Even in war, nations appeal to “higher” laws and […]

Golf and Christianity

September 24, 2017

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I know a lot of you out there are golfers, or indulge in one sport or another. And I know a lot of readers are Christians. The other day as I tweaked my golf swing in preparation for a tournament, I thought of my faith, which I seem to be always tweaking as well. Maybe […]

Spanish History, 101

September 14, 2017

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I first went to Spain in the late summer of 1964, sent by the USN as a newly minted Ensign to join my ship then in the Sixth Fleet. I landed in Rota, across the bay from the more famous city of Cadiz, and lingered there a few days waiting for a flight, first to […]