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Scriptures

In a well-needed attack on the clutter in our attic, my wife found a box of memorabilia that my parents must have given me when they cleaned out their own house.  I am sure that I hadn’t opened this box for nearly fifty years. In the box was the first Bible that I was given…

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This is Our War Too

Ukraine might seem far away from central Indiana, so when Putin’s war began, we could, if we wanted, ignore the tragedy that has fallen on that country.  But no one who has filled up at a gas station or shopped in a grocery store in the last weeks can ignore the connection that exists between…

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Holding On To Our Humanity

In Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, we are watching someone act like one of Russia’s czars from the past.  One of those czars, Ivan, was even known as “The Terrible,” a title that Putin has now earned. The fatal flaw of all dictators is that they surround themselves with sycophants, “yes men” and “yes women” who…

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Putin & Ukraine

I am calling on our two US senators, Todd Young and Mike Braun, as well as Indiana’s US representatives to publicly repudiate Trump’s deeply disturbing support of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.  In case you haven’t paid attention, Trump called Putin’s invasion “genius” and “savvy.” I am also calling on all Republicans to accept what would…

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DJ Mark Twain

Mark Twain once said that there are two days that are most important in a person’s life.  One is the day you were born and the other is the day you figure out why.  One of the greatest honors and privileges of working with college students is that so many of them share with their…

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Car Nostalgia

In looking through old photos recently, I came across one with our car in the background.  The photo brought back a flood of memories of all the good times we had in that car.   Given all the memories we have with our automobiles, it isn’t surprising that cars can seem like family members.  It’s…