Editorial

Amazing lessons from a teenager

Brinley Harris holds the flag for the Dominican Republic. She graduated from high school in May and decided to take a year to do mission work instead of go to college. She worked in a Christian camp …

We should not need to have a “Thanksgiving Day” to remind us to be grateful. Neither should we need God’s Word to repeatedly prompt us to be thankful. Yet, the words “thanks, thanksgiving, …

The church of the comfortable

NOTE: This editorial originally appeared in the Nov. 8, 2007 edition of The Christian Index. Vance Havner, a preacher’s preacher of the last generation, used to say, “It is the …

John and Crystal Holcombe were in church with their family on this past Sunday. Their church, practically unknown outside of its community, is located in a small town with only a few hundred people …

If Hillary Clinton had been elected

On this day last year I wrote two editorials in anticipation of the 2016 presidential election results, each reflecting the possible outcome. The one concerning a presidency under Hillary Clinton …

Election 2016: the editorial we never ran

President-elect Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a rally in West Des Moines, IA in January 2016. GAGE SKIDMORE/Flickr One year ago today, I wrote two editorials, each reflecting the outcome of …

Immediately after entering the field Friday night, the East Coweta Indians ran to the sideline and prayed. FOX5ATLANTA.COM/Screen grab The Madison, WI-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) …

Whatever happened to evangelism?

In the early 1970s Karl Menninger wrote a book entitled Whatever Became of Sin? Menninger was an American psychiatrist who concluded that while almost everyone grapples with a sense of guilt and …

Editorial: Watch out for Jose Altuve

HOUSTON — The current World Series has been full of drama, home runs, marathon battles on the diamond, outstanding players, and come-from-behind wins. The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers …

Anniversaries are important, especially centennial and bicentennial anniversaries, but a quincentennial anniversary is most notable. We are coming up on a quincentennial anniversary on Halloween, or …

Superman and globalism

I never became fascinated or preoccupied with comic books, not even when they sold for 10 cents apiece. And for the life of me I cannot understand how a comic book can become a collector’s item …

Bill Hybels preaches during a worship service of 25,000-member at the Chicago church. WCCW/Special Bill Hybels has been one of the most well-known and influential pastors in America for at least …

Paper plates or fine china

I am not sure I know the difference between an aphorism and a colloquialism, but I like idiomatic or metaphorical sayings that belong to a region or a local dialect. Our American, and particularly …

Why Stephen Paddock became a terrorist

This photo from the grounds of Las Vegas Village, taken in September 2016, gives the perspective of concertgoers Oct. 1 when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd flood of the …

The hero of hedonism is dead

Hugh Hefner, a five star general in the sexual revolution, entrepreneur, multi-millionaire, smut peddler, pimp, and philanderer, died last week at the age of 91. He was buried in a crypt next to …

Facilitating dysfunctions and disorders

Dr. David Dude, superintendent of the City Schools of Decatur, wrote a letter to his staff in July 2016 in which he stated, “As we head into the new school year I want to ensure we are all on the …

David Meade, a Christian numerologist, has retreated to his libraries, his supposed knowledge of the Bible, his powerful telescopes, his knowledge of meteorology, astronomy, and who knows what else, …

Kim Jong-Un, the supreme leaders of the Democratic People’s Public of Korea, seems to be a trigger-happy egomaniac with a chaotic temperament who simply loves to goad the United States and the rest …

Lessons to be learned from Harvey and Irma

The NOAA satellite GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8. NOAA/CIRA My heart goes out to all those who have been …

Antifa and Alt-right are all wrong

The United States of America has become a nation of multiple ideologies, hundreds of special interest groups, varied political persuasions, militant factions, aggressive obstructionists, and some …

USC long-snapper’s amazing faith

"I cannot possibly thank all the people who have played a role in making this happen," posted USC long-snapper Jake Olson to Twitter after playing in his team's season opener Sept. 2 against Western …

Knowing where to draw the line

To have an all-area soccer player become a placekicker on a football team is not unusual. It happens all the time. Soccer players are known for kicking for distance and with accuracy. Many of …

Correction: A previous version of this story stated Fr. Allan J. McDonald as the current priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon. McDonald, a former priest of the Macon church, currently …

Lessons from the Eclipse

BRYAN NOWAK/Facebook The Georgia Baptist Mission Board staff took a break from a staff meeting on Monday to go outside the Missions and Ministry Center in Duluth to see the solar eclipse. It was …

The recent history of trying to get a religious liberty bill passed in Georgia reads like a Greek tragedy or some Alford Hitchcock iconic thriller with a bad ending. Our forefathers would be …

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