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Dwight A. Moody

Autism and Easter

She was born perfect. She was born perfect.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />   Second-born child with blonde hair, bright eyes and all the right sounds: “God had smiled on us,” her mother said. Life was good.   Halfway through her second year a sinister spirit seeped into the soul of the little […] Read More

In 1893 a preacher came to town and stirred up folks against liquor. In his wake they prohibited church people from drinking, of course, and also from selling any form of alcohol. They went further, refusing membership to those who rent property to a saloon, who deposit money in a bank that loaned money to […] Read More

With similar emotion and energy, we pledge our allegiance to the nation and confess our faith in the one true God. Whether these two loyalties collaborate or collide is a matter of utmost importance and never more so than when a nation is at war. It is therefore a good time to remember the Barmen […] Read More

Autism and Easter

She was born perfect. Second-born child with blonde hair, bright eyes and all the right sounds: “God had smiled on us,” her mother said. Life was good. Second-born child with blonde hair, bright eyes and all the right sounds: “God had smiled on us,” her mother said. Life was good. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns […] Read More

The founding vision of a corporation is not easy to sustain, especially unto the third and fourth generation. Take, for example, the Norstan Corporation. Thirty-two years ago, Paul Baszucki and Sid Cohen gathered resources and ambitions in a garage and launched a business that now employs 1,400 people and serves 18,000 customers. A key to […] Read More

We are a long way from Kosovo, and it has been a long time since things there were on the front page of our minds. New York, Afghanistan and Iraq lead the list of hot spots that now dominate the attention of the world. Yet once again the Balkan states are on the verge of […] Read More

Article 8 of the new Iraqi constitution reads: “Islam is the official religion of the State and is to be considered a source of legislation. No law that contradicts the universally agreed tenets of Islam…may be enacted…. This Law respects the Islamic identity of the majority of the Iraqi people and guarantees the full religious […] Read More

Few matters of moral significance are as culturally explosive as the care of unborn children. It is difficult to enter the public conversation in ways that do not inflame passions or invite accusations. But the introduction of fetal homicide bills around the country invites public discourse, as do the words of English poet John Milton: […] Read More

Fourteen years ago, the world watched as a once prosperous and stable country of two million souls on the west coast of Africa deteriorated into anarchy, terror and war. What the world does not know is the story of a 10-year-old boy whose response to this tragedy in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” […] Read More

There is nothing like a choir and there is nothing like Christmas to remind us of this. The season and its series of public occasions offer fresh evidence for the unsurpassed sound of that gathering of voices known as the choir. It is the most wondrous of all musical instruments, the human voice: young or […] Read More