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You may believe you know all you need to know about the tensions between the US and Iran, but it may not be as clear-cut as you think. To interpret the latest round of US-Iran tension, here is some history you need to know. […] Read More

President Trump ordered the killing of one of Iran’s top military commanders. Iran, in turn, fired missiles hitting military bases housing US troops. Tit-for-tat acts of violence may be the way of war; it is not the way of Jesus. […] Read More

The decision for any president to engage in warlike actions should be taken with great caution and wisdom. Yet our presidents seem to be falling into a pattern of crying wolf when it comes to clear evidence for warlike actions. […] Read More

Can differences of degree become so great they become differences of kind? Conservative and liberal Christians, unable to find a center, have become so increasingly polarized it appears they have produced two Christianities. […] Read More

Are we living in the best or the worst of times? Steven Pinker, a psychology professor at Harvard University, addresses this question in his latest book released in January under the title “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress.” Pinker, born in Canada in 1954, is also the author of “The Better […] Read More

We must never be so naive in our hope for solidarity that we neglect to identify and correct our problems. So, while yesterday’s editorial concentrated on hope found within the divided union, today we shift gears to honestly and genuinely address concerns. Communication and compromise offer the promise of a more hopeful path forward, but […] Read More

Optics can speak more clearly and thunderously than words. Such was the case when President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address this week. The scene was familiar for those who have watched past presidents give the annual address to Congress. The president makes a statement; his party stands to enthusiastic applause while […] Read More

I teach citizenship classes. One of those classes focuses entirely on rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. In my class, I especially emphasize responsibilities. I point out that the responsibility to use our rights for such things as free speech, voting and supporting freedom of worship for all was inherent in the DNA of this […] Read More

There are many different ways to approach what President Donald Trump did in terms of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. What follows are some of the major issues that should be addressed by this action. Was it the right thing to do? The answer is, “Yes,” and here is why. […] Read More

I am an evangelical Palestinian born and raised in Jerusalem. This influences how I see the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, which President Trump announced on Dec. 6. I appreciate the president asking God to bless both Israelis and Palestinians. I have been asking God to do the same for decades and […] Read More