Teach Me to Number My Days

My patients routinely ask me, “Doc, why do these brown rough spots grow on my back? Why do my joints hurt so bad?” I respond with a smile, “That’s the price you pay for living so long.” We all grow old and our physical bodies become infirm. A good portion of my medical practice is […]

Comic Belief: The Big ‘O’ Birthday

Editor’s Note: The following column was written prior to 2012. My Big “O” birthday is coming, and my high school class is having a reunion. Most of us are almost 60! We are now officially too old to die young. It is funny how we describe age. When you are a kid, you are so […]

College president addresses riotous attack on Congress

Anderson University President Evans Whitaker issued the following statement on “Rioting, Big Lies, and Hope” on the university’s website Jan. 11, following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Whitaker’s statement, in part, reads: Like so many of you, I was appalled at the wanton display of destruction and violence by those individuals who attacked the […]

Wholly Healthy: Why Do People Keep Going to Church?

Physicians in general are a pretty intelligent group of professionals. However, we sometimes make the mistake of thinking that because we know a lot about one particular thing, we must also know a lot about almost everything. However, given the exploding pace of advancing knowledge, that idea is arrogant. But it isn’t just science and […]

Outside the Walls: Finding Jesus on ‘TikTok’

I was astonished at Mitchell’s answer. He had just confessed Jesus as Lord on my front porch after attending our 9th-10th grade small group of young men for four months. As we discussed his background, an Asian-American teenager from a non-practicing Buddhist family, it became clear that he had very limited knowledge of Christianity. I […]

President’s Perspective: Who’s the GOAT?

“Is he the GOAT?” It’s the most popular question on sports talk radio. The 2020-21 version goes something like this: After appearing in his 10th championship and winning his fourth title with a third team (Los Angeles Lakers), is Lebron James the NBA’s Greatest Of All Time (GOAT)? Everyone has an opinion. One morning while […]

Editor’s Word: Can We Get an Amen?

The new year has bolted onto the scene with a sobering and upsetting reality as protestors swarmed our nation’s capital and violently forced themselves inside. The breech of the Capitol building was a horrendous and destructive act that sent a terrible message to the world. Then, the House of Representatives voted to use gender-free language […]

Guest Viewpoint: Four Tips for Navigating 2021

2020 was rough! People lost loved ones. Individuals lost their jobs. And even the most distinguished among us felt like utter failures in the home if our children were unable to adapt to online education and wearing a mask, ad nauseam. I am in no way trying to trivialize the diverse trials that we have […]

Marilyn’s Story: An Abortion Averted

Editor’s Note: Carolina Pregnancy Center is one of the oldest and largest pro-life help centers in South Carolina. All services are free, including ultrasound, counseling, help for fathers, maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, and more. For the past 30 years, CPC has followed its theme of being “committed to the truth” and providing hope to […]

Four Tips for Christians Navigating 2021

2020 was rough! People lost loved ones. Individuals lost their jobs. And even the most distinguished among us felt like utter failures in the home if our children were unable to adapt to online education and wearing a mask, ad nauseam. I am in no way trying to trivialize the diverse trials that we have […]