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Opinion: Stupid and evil

Commentary by Terry Anker One wonders if Gutenberg and his contemporaries imagined the impact that their printing press might have on the world – namely, it freed the flow of information in a game-changing...

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Opinion: The Bible says, “Be unafraid”

Commentary by Rev. Michael VandenBerg Another week, another set of shootings, violence in our cities, protests in the streets and a rising level of hopelessness. What can be done to stem the cycle of...

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Opinion: Staring down a bad habit

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie Just once in 38 years, I’d like to hear Mary Ellen say something like: “Dick has this terrific habit of changing his underwear every day.” Generally, the word habit is...

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Opinion: Food for thought

Commentary by Danielle Wilson A few weeks back, I wrote a column about one of my sons deciding not to make his Catholic confirmation. I actually thought nothing more of it until I started...

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Opinion: A faithful companion

Commentary by Dick Wolfsie Garrison Keillor performed his final “Prairie Home Companion” episode last week, capping things off with a goodbye visit to Lake Wobegon, his mythical hometown where “all the women are strong, all the...

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Opinion: Charmingly imperfect

Commentary by Danielle Wilson A few months back I chipped one of my already-crooked bottom-front teeth. Luckily my horse-size chompers up top hide the snaggle-tooth for photo ops, but it’s quite noticeable when I...

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Column: A miracle of choice

Commentary by Rev. Michael VandenBerg In a devotion from his book, “Beyond Words,” Fredrick Buechner writes, “After lecturing learnedly on miracles, a great theologian was asked to give a specific example of a miracle....

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Opinion: Barn door backboards

As a kid growing up in rural northern Indiana, much of our family’s entertainment consisted of visits with the array of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, scattered across the county. We’d go to dinner,...