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Shame, guilt, and the goodness of God at the cross

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Both secular and religious people experience shame and guilt. Shame and guilt exist because of our failure to do what is right. To put it differently, shame and guilt arise because of the awareness of a standard that we do not meet, or the violation of that standard by others. Our conscience testifies against us [&hellip...

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Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

‘Fixed’ from the inside Kelly Barker of Fix Roswell is correct when she says Roswell cannot be “fixed from the outside.” There needs to be local involvement before Roswell can make even a small dent in our animal overpopulation problem. Unfortunately,...

It’s up to you to create a sense of belonging

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been thinking lately of Roswell and all of the different aspects of living in a small city like ours and how, too often, we only consider certain aspects that make up our community. It isn’t the buildings, the parks, or the businesses that make up...

Thanks for exposing your religious positions

September 15, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

For the past several weeks, we have been the recipients of several letters to the editor by Jehovah’s Witnesses/Watch Tower supporters. They demonized Christians believing them to be war mongers, they reject the Christian Trinity, they deny the deity of...

Today nation needs to recognize POWs, MIAs

September 15, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Today is a day when the nation pauses to honor returned prisoners of war, remember those U.S. military members and civilians who remain missing from post-war, and to support ongoing search efforts to find those who have not been recovered. The POW/MIA flag...

School board solved problem they created

September 15, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Congratulations are in order for the RISD school board. They solved a problem! Of course, they had to manufacture the problem first. Employees of more than 15 years’ good standing were told they were potentially dangerous to the children they have been...

My Hispanic heritage and heroes

September 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Each person has a place of origin where their DNA started. Science tells us the human raise comes from Africa and, while some of our ancestors stayed there, others journeyed into different parts of the world: Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America....

‘Well regulated militia’ excluded

September 14, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (1)

Pastor (Bobby) Barnett, thank you for mentioning me in your recent letter (published Sept. 9). It’s a pleasure to meet a gentleman of faith and erudition. I was hoping we could discuss the Second Amendment. The literal, ratified text reads, “A well...

Gary Johnson’s the better alternative

September 14, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

You know, I’m not anti-anything when it comes to this presidential election. I’m “pro” Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. Enough with the simple talk, the lack of vision and the distracting personal attacks. Many of us have been thinking this...

Today’s technology has its good side, too

September 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” meaning that a need or problem encourages the creation of a solution. But in today’s technological world, many inventions have actually become a necessity to some....