Politics, Moderate



Addressing Mental Health in the Church, Part 1

Toward the end of May my pastor, Overseer S.D. Carter, began a mental health series for our church, Vision of Breath with Life Ministries in Columbus, Ohio. The series has extended into June and has a similar theme to last month's National Alliance on Mental Illness' "Take the Moment" campaign, which focused on support for family caregivers and ...Read more

Young Haitian Missionaries Pay the Ultimate Sacrifice in Ministry

I cannot imagine the immense depth of grief and pain the families of Davy and Natalie Lloyd are bearing right now as the remains of this young missionary couple were recently flown back to the U.S. from Haiti. Davy, 23, and Natalie, 21, had their entire lives ahead of them, and soon after getting married in 2022, they began working for the ...Read more

Remembering the Civil Rights Legacy of the Rev. William Lawson

Longtime Houston civil rights activist Rev. William "Bill" Lawson passed away this month at the age of 95. He was a close colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and worked with him in establishing Houston's office of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. As a stalwart in the generation of civil rights leaders with King, Lawson fought to...Read more

Educators Must Embrace AI as a Supplemental Learning Tool

When the 2024 spring semester ended earlier this month, I found myself thinking more about how technology is changing college classrooms. The traditional lecture that my generation was subject to during our formative college years in the late 1980s and early '90s is now considered an outdated mode of teaching for today's Gen Z students. My ...Read more

More Grateful for Mom This Mother's Day

Mother's Day this year is extra special because for the first time in over two decades, I am spending it with my mom in person. In May, I have usually continued to work on summer projects after the end of spring semester, and since my mom's birthday is in June, I would just fly home to Athens, Georgia, for an extended Mother's Day celebration.

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Keeping Hope Alive During the National Day of Prayer

For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. -- 2 Samuel 22:29-31

May 2 was the National Day of Prayer, and these verses ...Read more

NIL Continues to Evolve in College Sports

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of college athletes being compensated nearly three years ago, the era of name, image and likeness (NIL) began, and even though schools would have to revamp their fundraising and recruiting efforts for their athletic departments and teams, the longtime pay-for-play debate was settled. College athletes, ...Read more

Young Americans Struggle to Find True Joy in Today's Digital World

The 2024 World Happiness Report, which is a collaboration with Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the World Happiness Report Editorial Board, found that young Americans under 30 are much more displeased with their lives than adults over 60. The startling fact about this ...Read more

Seeing the Glory of God in the Eclipse

As excitement was building up for the solar eclipse in Ohio the past two weeks, I saw an electric sign board that piqued my interest while commuting to work in Lima. The sign was placed on a corner in Huntsville, a village that I pass through with a small population of just over 400. It was from a local church and read "God in the eclipse," with...Read more

'Shirley' Portrays the Power of Compassionate Leadership in Politics

One of the recently released spring biopics that I looked forward to is the Netflix film on Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to Congress in 1968. Simply titled "Shirley," the film takes viewers on an intense and dramatic journey of Chisholm's 1972 Democratic presidential campaign, a campaign she had no shot to win...Read more

Getting To Know 'The Christ of God' This Easter

[Jesus] said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. Luke 9:20

I am reflecting on this momentous question that Jesus asked His disciples as I observe Easter this year. It is a question that every Christian should be able to answer boldly and passionately regarding the One in whom they confidently ...Read more

All Eyes Are on Female Rising Basketball Superstars

Like many sports fans this year, I have been in awe of the on-court accomplishments of Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark. Her highlight reels on YouTube show her draining "logo threes" on the Hawkeyes' home court combined with precision backdoor passes to set up her teammates for easy layups.

The timing for Clark topping LSU legend ...Read more



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