Opinion

Domestic violence: A burden to share

November 20, 2014

My niece Sura is only one-year-old, and has already seen more violence in her lifetime than most children will ever see. When Sura was born, my sister was enduring an abusive relationship.

Eat without shame

November 20, 2014

I stare down at my plate, filled with all the typical Thanksgiving treats – turkey, ham, corn, maybe some broccoli if Dad made some. The meal is calm at first. My job is simple. Stick food in my mouth. Chew. Swallow. Repeat until my plate is empty. Then I’ll decide if I want more or not.

Intercultural marriage brings new experiences

November 20, 2014

My dear wife Star had no idea that the “Yes, I do” she beautifully pronounced the day God blessed the union of our lives went beyond the promise of honoring me in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer … it also meant honoring my cultur

Yik Yak fuels hate: Anonymous app creates controversy

November 20, 2014

Yik Yak is the new smartphone application that is spreading like wildfire.

Confessing sins creates vulnerability

November 20, 2014

When I graduated from high school, my family and I came back to the States after five years abroad. In a few months I was going to come to this great university and I planned on finding work.

How to become a world-class Christian

November 13, 2014

Here I sit with a cup of coffee (always from another country) thinking back to our first missionary journey to Nigeria in the early 1970s.

Christians should fight for women’s rights

November 13, 2014

I’ve heard people say they don’t understand what the big deal is with women anymore. Why can’t we just get over it? Do we really even need feminism? We can vote; we can work outside the home. We’re not oppressed anymore. We should be happy with all the privilege we have.

Honor our soldiers: more respect due to the military than one day

November 13, 2014

The country celebrated and honored Veterans Day this week, acknowledging the countless men and women who have served our country. We honored those who have fallen in battle, veterans of past wars and those in active service.

Save Mock Rock II: tradition nearly dies again

November 13, 2014

The lack of involvement in campus productions has surfaced as a continuing trend in the past years. All of the usual people flock to the stage, with only the occasional new face amongst the crowd of already-known stars.

Change and reconciliation: a call to end racial discrimination

November 13, 2014

Over three months have passed since Michael Brown was shot by Darren Wilson, a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. There is substantial evidence to safely say that Brown was a true victim, not of a confusion in suspects at a close-by gas station robbery, but of a racial profiling.

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