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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 PM
U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, who as a Mississippi circuit court judge in Lincoln, Pike and Walthall counties, was the forerunner of our state drug courts, will be taking senior status at the end of this month.
  • EDITORIALS/Burning questions for Kimber
    Many questions remain about Kimber Halliburton, the Madison County superintendent of education who resigned abruptly last week after less than a year on the job and who was, shockingly, apparently not licensed or certified in Mississippi.
  • “(T)here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” said Hamlet, who thereby raised some crucial questions:
  • LOWRY/Weep for Notre Dame
    “I believe that this church offers the carefully discerning such cause for admiration,” the 14th-century French philosopher Jean de Jandun wrote of Notre Dame, “that its inspection can scarcely sate the soul.”
  • DUNCAN/Success, loyalty and betrayal
    Please turn to Genesis 39:1-23. God walks us through the doctrine of providence in the book of Genesis. Over and over with each of the main characters of the first book of the Bible,
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/John 20:1-18
    Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ every Sunday. Nevertheless, we think deeply of the Lord rising from the dead in the spring during Easter. With Easter being this Sunday and the truths related to the death and resurrection in our minds, we are going to look at this familiar resurrection passage in John’s gospel.
  • During an Iowa town hall last week, “Beto” O’Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump’s rhetoric as right out of Nazi Germany.
  • LOWRY/McCarthyite Chick-fil-A campaign
    The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is wanted on suspicion of aiding and abetting Christian organizations.
  • Michele Tackett spent 11 years in active addiction to opioids. She found sobriety and a new life three years ago through the medication Suboxone, one form of opioid substitution therapy known as Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • DUNCAN/The shame of Judah
    Please turn to Genesis 38:1-30. In Chapters 37-50 of the book of Genesis, Moses records the story of Joseph and reveals how the promises of God to Abraham would be fulfilled and how Israel would end up in Egypt. In relation, the story of Joseph shows how the children of Jacob went from being a great family to becoming a great nation.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Colossians 1:24
    In this verse Paul says, “Now, I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church.” Paul begins with the word “Now” as if to say, “Listen very closely.”
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