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‘Joker’

‘Joker’ may be a well-acted movie but its realistic violence makes it difficult to watch. Director Todd Phillips’ film is not for everyone. Its attempt to be a parable of our times ultimately fails to achieve its purpose. […] Read More

Can a democracy, a free country, slide down into dictatorship and tyranny? If we continue to allow the rhetoric of tyranny to rain down unchallenged, it will undermine our freedom and liberty of speech. It’s happened before. […] Read More

Domestic violence occurs in all socioeconomic, ethnic and religious communities, but it’s particularly heinous when Christian communities claiming a high view of the Bible misuse Scripture to promote rather than prevent abuse. […] Read More

Be Kind

Former President George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres showed us that political disagreement doesn’t mean disregarding each other’s humanity. If we follow their example, this world can be a kinder and more peaceful place to live. […] Read More

When people are so focused on their own desires or needs to the point they can imagine nothing else, they will invariably worship the one who claims to be able to assuage their hunger, opening a door to exploitation and oppression. […] Read More

More than two-thirds of teenagers see at least one expression of religious faith at their public schools, a report said. The most common expression they witness is wearing clothing or jewelry with religious symbols. […] Read More

Bruce T. Gourley is the author of eight books, founding editor of Yellowstone History Journal, contributing editor of Nurturing Faith Journal, lifelong learning instructor at Montana State University and photographer. […] Read More

To be humble is to have one’s feet firmly planted on the ground, to carry the smell of the earth. Humble folks know they’re not the center of the earth but also know they aren’t second-rate pieces of dirt either. […] Read More

Continuing a multiyear trend of increases, the number of reported human trafficking offenses in the United States increased in 2018 to nearly 1,400 offenses, according to an annual FBI report. […] Read More

Tonya Easterly Vickery, co-pastor of Cullowhee Baptist Church in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is the subject of the second short film in a series focusing on female Baptist pastors. It premieres online Nov. 9. […] Read More