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Television Interview on book, A New Tale of Two Cities, available on Interview by Dr. Larry Carnes, April, 2023 on Books of the Month

April 7, 2023


Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes

January 6, 2023


Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes The recent passing of Pope Benedict, his memorials, and burial earlier in January 2023, brought to mind another Catholic prelate, hardly known in the twenty first century. He was however an iconic figure of his age in the sixteenth century, a man of Christian wisdom and strength, someone […]

Lesson from the Apostle Paul

November 24, 2022


How many times have you done or said something wrong? If you are not in this category of humankind, just quit reading and continue with your cup of coffee or glass of wine. If you have done or said something wrong, keep reading. There are two questions you need to answer: 1. What did I […]

Of Doctors, Pilots and Equity

August 12, 2022


Let’s start out with a simple decision most of us have to make at one time or another. I don’t know about you, but if I am flying or having surgery, I want someone qualified by training and ability to handle the cockpit or the scalpel. I certainly don’t want someone who is there because […]

Taming the Tongue

June 14, 2021


A few months ago, we looked at how words are perhaps the most important element in determining who we are and what we do. The geek word for the study of words is etymology, but let’s stick with words we can all relate to easily without having to open our online dictionary. I recommend Merriam-Webster’s, […]

Teaching with James

March 12, 2021


In earlier columns we dealt with different aspects of research and teaching. We examined teaching in general as one of the three principal missions of a modern university—teaching, research, and service. We also explored the “Socratic method” of teaching. Today let’s consider another approach, in this instance by one of my favorite Biblical teachers, James, […]

Compassion, or Unconditional Love

February 17, 2021


This column started out in the bathing area of a local pet shop. For ten bucks (plus tax) you get access to a huge tub, shampoo, warm water, a waterproof apron, and as much time as you need with your dog to give him a great bath. There’s a warm air dryer with a long […]

Can You Be a (True) Christian and Still be a (Successful) Politician?

February 17, 2021


Can you be both a true Christian and a successful and effective politician? I am using Christians simply because we are still a Christian nation, at least statistically. If I were writing in Iran, well, I would probably be beheaded so let’s leave that option off the table. At the core of the differences between […]

Advice to the ex-President from a Christian

January 31, 2021


Now that we have moved on from the transition to President Biden from ex-President Trump, I thought to ask my wife Louise, a Christian like me, what advice she would have for Mr. Trump as he moves into another cycle of his life. My own advice would be simple: get over it Dude and play […]

Truth and Christmas

December 25, 2020


“You promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” the court clerk asks the accused on the stand to repeat, with her hand on the Bible. “Oh, but of course,” she lies, knowing full well her version of the truth is at odds with the indictment handed down by the […]