Category: Commentary

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Things I Think…

1. I think we’ve redefined “community” from meaning “those who live in a common geographical area”, to meaning “those we choose to associate with without regard to geography”. This was enabled by the internet...

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A Conversation

A Conversation Duane: I know Michael that the two of us have had some struggles with health over the last year or more. For myself, it is made me reflect a bit more seriously...

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TGIF Replay: 2014

I’m not angry. I get angry occasionally, but I don’t stay that way. Anger assaults and drains the graces that keep me functioning…it focuses on my frustration and fear instead of my faith. I don’t like...

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Things I Think…

1. The area I live in is currently under a “Red Flag Warning”. This means the combination of extreme heat, wind, and low humidity will combine to create conditions under which catastrophic fires can...

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Things I Think…

1. I remember when the big fad in American Christianity was “discernment”…which meant tagging anyone who thought differently about secondary doctrines than you did for the purpose of condemnation. What we should have learned...

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Things I Think

1. The Christians who believe that there is a political solution to the moral state of the country are slightly less rational than the ones who thought we’d just get raptured out and leave...

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A Travesty In Medford

One of the most successful programs in the country helping homeless people transition from the street to stability will soon be no more. Rogue Retreat was co-founded by Chad McComas 24 years ago and...

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Things I Think…

1.  “Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to cleave to those that shall...