WORDS HAVE MEANING

WORDS HAVE MEANING

The late U.S. Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia is credited with saying, “Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn’t change.” If that is true, may I suggest we accurately transmit those words? In a speech delivered in 1995 at Stanford University, the Judge remarked,...
DELIVERING THE GOOD NEWS

DELIVERING THE GOOD NEWS

Yesterday, the church commemorated the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, a day we celebrate Saul’s sudden, dramatic change from the evil persecutor of the church to Paul, history’s greatest evangelist of Christ. In case you missed it, no worries. You can read all...
FRED & ETHEL

FRED & ETHEL

Today, I ask you this question: Who are Fred and Ethel Mertz in your life? You may have fond memories of Fred and Ethel, the owners of a New York brownstone apartment building and best friends with their neighboring tenants, Ricky and Lucy Ricardo, on the “I Love Lucy...
ALL THAT JAZZ

ALL THAT JAZZ

Jazz is a uniquely American form of music originating in New Orleans. Because the port city was one of the only places in the United States to permit slaves to own drums, jazz began as the voice of slavery, the stories of African Americans forced into servitude. The...
FEATHERED FRIENDS

FEATHERED FRIENDS

Five years after the release of the classic horror-thriller film The Birds, famous producer Alfred Hitchcock told viewers on the Dick Cavett show that the film trained more than 3,200 birds. With such a large flock of feathered creatures, you would imagine animal...
HOLIDAY BLUES

HOLIDAY BLUES

For some of us, this just ain’t the “most wonderful time of the year.” In fact, as the extended holiday season winds down, we’re left to wonder if the inexplicable dread of these holiday blues will end with the silly revelry engulfing the dropping of a ball that rings...

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