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When I speak to groups — virtually for the last six months — I perceive two concerns. One is fear about the virus, especially how long it will last and whether a vaccine will be effective. The second is confusion about what’s happening with the economy. Is the economy still sliding in a rece…

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One of the favorite books in the Homiletics section of my personal library is Learning to Preach Like Jesus by Ralph and Gregg Lewis. In it these two divinity school Professors of Preaching stress the importance of Jesus’ use of stories. We have always called those stories “parables,” and mu…

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The Rev. Henry Kerns looks on the embrace of a racist spirit by white evangelicals with confusion and a lack of understanding.

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One of the fondest memories I have is of spending Sunday afternoons with my father, either sitting in Section 633 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, or at the kitchen table in Havertown, watching the Eagles work their magic.

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Up until now, in this space I have avoided the temptation to say anything even vaguely political; but herein, I succumb.

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I would be lying through my teeth if I claimed that my interest in my wife has always been purely spiritual, and that from the moment I met her, her walk with God, all by itself, was all that made my heart sing. Although I always have and still do love her for that, she also caught my eye ju…

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Childhood trauma therapist Stephanie Lattimore recently spoke to the county commissioners about her passions against the Confederate monument. She made the case with fiery good sense that ought to close the deal. Politics being what it is, the deal is not likely to close soon. But her points…

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I always tell students and folks at my presentations to watch the Federal Reserve. While the President and Congress get most of the attention in Washington, the Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) also wields substantial power, especially over the economy. So when the Fed recently made an announceme…

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Because many of the weekend games will have no fans or a limited number of spectators in both college and NFL stadiums across the country, we won’t know the full impact of the public’s reaction to players who choose to kneel during the National Anthem. TV ratings will offer a glimpse.

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I have tried during the past six months to turn the frustration of having to shelter at home into an opportunity to read quite a few excellent books. One of these, written by Jay Milbrandt, is “The Daring Heart of David Livingstone.” It tells, as the flyleaf states, of “Exile, American Slave…

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The missing word in ‘Black lives matter’ Black lives matter. Let me state that again, lest anyone think I wrote it accidentally; black lives matter. How in the world could they not? The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:26-27 that mankind was “made in the image of God.” It further informs us in Ac…

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One of my sons requested this column several months ago; and I would have sworn I wrote it, but I can’t find it. He wants to know why I didn’t warn him about the pitfalls of life.

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First, there was the run on toilet paper, which led to one of the more bizarre shortages for consumers in recent memory. Along the way came an unexpected shortage of coins and some creative solutions, none that shortchanged the merchant.

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The rising interest in home canning and the universal shortage of canning supplies has created quite a buzz of conversation among friends and family and across all virtual platforms. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of sharing of misinformation.

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When my family and I looked to move several years ago from a tiny, less than 1,000-square-foot house near the foot of the mountain to a house much more suitable for our family of five, I feared that even if we found an appropriately sized house, I would never find one in a location that I li…

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With very little sense of time or the day of the week, with social skills that involve a lot of talk and not much listening, my friend goes through life dancing and throwing out compliments. He rarely sees a woman who isn’t beautiful or a man who doesn’t deserve a blessing.