A socially unacceptable mess

A socially unacceptable mess

A couple of weeks ago, my colleague Jeff Linville lamented the lack of summer blockbusters this year. Jeff should have waited two weeks and he could h...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Let’s argue sports instead of politics

Let’s argue sports instead of politics

Everywhere I turn is more political arguing, so I’m continuing my recent trend of avoiding politics in my columns.In fact, I’ve tried to b...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Swimming with bacteria hits close to home

Swimming with bacteria hits close to home

To generations of kids in Patrick County, Virginia, Fairy Stone State Park might just as well have been Disney World.While I was growing up about 10 m...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Pokémon Go, more popular than sex?

Pokémon Go, more popular than sex?

Pokémon Go seriously caught my attention when I heard it had been downloaded onto more Android phones than the hook-up app Tinder, which would se...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Bearing the ‘marks’ of Jesus

Bearing the ‘marks’ of Jesus

In the letter of Paul to the church at Galatia, we find that Paul is encouraging the people to place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ rather than ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Charlotte is the leader in diversity?

Charlotte is the leader in diversity?

Charlotte became a hotbed of political fighting this year with the passing of HB 2, the bathroom law that has caused many groups to label North Caroli...

July 21st, 2016 |  


When will we start killing people?

Every now and then I read something in our publication which makes me shake my head.It’s usually not at the local level. The sort of things whic...

July 19th, 2016 |  


People needed to stand in the gap

People needed to stand in the gap

We find in Ezekiel 22 that the prophet Ezekiel is prophesying or preaching in a time where there was violence, crime, and immorality being practiced b...

July 15th, 2016 |  


Lawmakers trample on public access

I think it’s apparent North Carolina lawmakers would prefer the public know as little as possible about the operations of law enforcement.North ...

July 13th, 2016 updated: July 13th, 2016. |  


Why bother with laws we don’t enforce?

Why bother with laws we don’t enforce?

I’m a little confused.I’ve lived most of my life under the impression that there are certain laws in place, regulations that were enacted ...

July 9th, 2016 updated: July 9th, 2016. |