DUNCAN/Jesus speaks in parables

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew 13:10-17.  In this passage, we have an opportunity to hear from Jesus’ own lips an explanation as to why He spoke in parables. 

GETTING THE MESSAGE/‘Blessed is the man’

Psalm 1 begins with “Blessed is the man.” This is an announcement from the Lord God. He tells sinful men there is a way to be blessed in his sight.

We hold these truths...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with

CHAREN/Hutchinson’s testimony debated

The House Jan. 6 Committee reportedly decided to rush Cassidy Hutchinson’s public testimony out of concern for her personal safety. They have good reason to worry.

KURTZ/DeSantis blasts fake ‘civics’ bill

The silence of Republican office-holders on the Civics Secures Democracy Act (CSDA) — a bill that would push critical race theory (CRT) on every public school in the country — has just been broken by Florida governor Ron DeSantis. 

DUNCAN/The sower – told and explained

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 13:1-8. This parable looks at how the message of the kingdom, and the Messiah Himself, will be received.

EDITORIALS/Abortion for states to decide

Abortion is now a matter for the states and, more particularly, the consciences of the voters who live in them to decide.

EDITORIAL/‘Pro-choice’ censorship

 In defining what a “euphemism” is, if a dictionary wanted to cite an example, the term “pro-choice” could well serve as Exhibit A and Big Data is out of hand.

DUNCAN/Whoever does the will of my father

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 12:46-50.  Throughout this chapter the Lord Jesus’ character is contrasted with the character of the Pharisees.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/View troubles in a different light

The Lord Jesus said to his people, “In this world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

ERICKSON/Promises made. Promises kept.

I operate a small business. While my day job is as a radio host for one of the most-listened-to talk stations in the country, I have my own business that takes that program and distributes it nationally.

LOWRY/GOP needs to get beyond 2020

It’s understandable that Democrats would want to constantly revisit Jan. 6 — to invoke it, investigate it and sacralize it even.

DUNCAN/The sign of Jonah

Please turn in your Bible to Matthew 12:38-45, where we come to the sign of Jonah.  We will see four things from this passage. 

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Judgment, yet salvation through Christ

Psalm 35 is a psalm about judgment and salvation- two themes we see throughout the Scriptures. In verse one, David calls upon the Lord to “fight against those who fight against me.”

MOORE/Biden making U.S. poorer

I’ve been struck by the opinion divide on the state of the economy between people with real jobs in America and the elite opinions in Washington.

LOWRY/Biden is old and overwhelmed

Joe Biden has rarely seemed as fully 79 years old as he did sitting down with Jimmy Kimmel for a late-night interview that was supposed to showcase his lighter side.

DUNCAN/The tree is known by its fruit

Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 12:33-37.  Throughout this chapter, we see the character of the Lord Jesus Christ contrasted clearly with the character of his opponents.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Joy can be elusive in midst of hardships

C.S. Lewis wrote a book, Surprised by Joy, about his conversion to Christianity and the joy he found in knowing Christ. Joy can be an elusive thing in the midst of the hardships and trials in this world. In Psalm 30 David finds joy as he recounts a past deliverance by the Lord. So may we.

CHAREN/Retire these gun myths

The aftermath of a horrific mass shooting is not the time one would usually turn to a humor site, and yet, The Onion had an insightful take on Uvalde. The headline: “‘

LOWRY/Is Donald Trump boring now?

Donald Trump implicitly endorsed a half-baked conspiracy theory for why his candidates lost in the Georgia Republican primaries, and it created barely a ripple in the political world.

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