Editor’s Word: Racism and the Family

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior to others. It is discrimination or prejudice based on race. Race, on the other hand, is defined as a group of persons connected by common descent or origin. In the broad sense, we all belong to the same race because we are all descended from […]

Editor’s Word: Angels and Death

Hebrews 9:27 says that “it is appointed for men to die once … .” Death is a reality we cannot escape, but it is also a transition to a greater life we cannot afford to deny. I have had cancer surgery, followed a year later by radiation treatments and chemo infusions. I really want to […]

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 […]

Editor’s Word: A Year of Hope and Challenge

The year 2020, with all its drama and turmoil, has given way to 2021, with its hopes (one of which is a vaccine for COVID-19) and challenges. Jan. 17 is Sanctity of Human Life Day (some will celebrate it Jan. 24) and is a great opportunity to remember that all human life from conception to […]

Editor’s Word: Don’t Lose Heart

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” This season of pandemic has brought discouragement and despair to many. Some have grown weary and lost heart. Jesus told a parable in Luke 18 “to show that at all times […]

Editor’s Word: Pandemic Giving

Financial predictions for giving to churches and Christian ministries looked bleak in mid-March when the American economy seemed to come to a screeching halt. Fast forward to the present, and surprise! Christian giving is alive and healthy. In July, a survey was released by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. It included over 1,300 Christian […]

Editor’s Word: It’s Time to Rejoice!

It is time for God’s people to rejoice! In America, we have a divided nation, a raging pandemic, racial tensions, economic turbulence, and an election year creating bitterly divisive and ungodly rhetoric. However, those things are not the reason we need to rejoice. We need to rejoice because it is God’s will and it is […]

Editor’s Word: Unusual Times

To say we are living in unusual times is an understatement. COVID-19 has attacked the world, and we are forced to wage an unusual war against an invisible enemy. Some put their trust in science to discover a cure, develop a vaccine, and win the war. But even if scientists find ways to stop or […]

Editor’s Word: Interruptions and Opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life worldwide. People are dying. Hospitals are overflowing. Life is different during this season. The good news is that because God is sovereign, He is in the interruptions of life — even a worldwide pandemic. Nothing comes into this world that does not come through His hands first. For the […]

Editor’s Word: Life Happens

A popular phrase used in our culture is “Life Happens.” What does it mean? That depends on who you ask. Someone observed, “Life is always happening.” The phrase can refer to the variety of experiences, events, changes, challenges, tragedies or blessing that happen to us as we continue to live. The worldwide transmission of the […]