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Posted at 11:01 PM

Over the last several decades, those who view religion with respect regularly come back to the same question: What has happened to the religious intellectuals, the thinkers taken seriously by nonbelievers as well as believers? In this increasingly secular time, a natural follow-up question ratifies the point of the original query: Who cares? Why should the thinking of those inspired by faith even matter to those who don't share it? Well, historically, secular and religious...

Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 2:15 PM

You have to be careful when you assess your own situation. Sometimes everyone else sees a problem and you don’t. Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to...

Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 8:33 AM

South Korea and the United States, on Aug. 22, began regular annual joint military exercises, including operations near the North Korea border. The communist dictatorship has responded with characteristically bellicose threats.

Posted Aug 23, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Aug. 25 marks the centennial of the National Park Service. National Parks, including nearby Crater Lake, has held celebration events this summer to commemorate President Woodrow Wilson signing the congressional law known as the Organic Act on...

Posted Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

We all know we live in a special place. Sometimes it takes an act of good government to help us realize the truly unusual nature of our landscape. In June 2000, with the authority Congress gave presidents starting with Teddy Roosevelt,...

Posted Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Mine is an Ashland love story. I grew up visiting my grandparents here after trips down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. In September 2002 I arrived at SOU a college freshman. Within days, I met the woman who is now my wife, Jill. We courted and...

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 2:48 PM

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are over. One diving pool turned green, but no dead bodies were washed ashore during sand volleyball matches so it could have been worse. The United States won more medals and gold medals than any other...

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Last Sunday I made light of how some fast food chains are blaming poor earnings on the 2016 Presidential race and the sense of impending doom Americans feel because of it. After church, I took my family to our local Wendy’s...

Posted Aug 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Part One Of late I’ve been thinking of Elie Wiesel, who passed away this summer. He was 87. He spent his life bearing witness to an experience so horrific that it defies understanding and ultimately...

Posted Aug 21, 2016 at 11:01 PM

WINCHESTER, Va. — Political arguments are rarely gentle or polite anymore, so it was a gift to see two Republicans who passionately disagree about what Donald Trump means for our nation hash out their differences with grace. Their exchange...

Posted Aug 19, 2016 at 11:01 PM

We’re now in the midst of a second civil rights movement. Just as the abolition movement ended slavery but not inequality for African Americans, so the first civil rights movement ended legal inequality but not the myriad other impediments...

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