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Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    Who is God and who are we because of Him and what is the meaning and the form of proper worship of God? 
    We are endeavoring to scan the entire history of humanity as recorded in holy scripture beginning with Genesis as a way of understanding God‘s revelation to man about the nature of life and sin and of worship. 
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  • Live, in front of a studio audience . . .
    Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    High school was such a blur for me. Amongst all of the drama that is spewed out more than a New York Post tabloid that you see while waiting to buy bootleg Froot Loops from the fourth Dollar General in town, I would always remain inside the comfort of my head thinking about conspiracy theories and Hot Pockets. The talks about Justin Bieber coming out of irrelevancy for the third time in his career, and agricultural lingo would put me to sleep faster than chemistry class lectures. Sure, I loved to write while in Honors English classes, but having to write about all of that philosophical gobbledygook that my teachers would have me muster up became such a cliche (along with “Grammar and How to Properly Use It Vol. 20).
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  • Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    What does it say about our culture when moms and their children are facing unbearable pain and trauma during the pandemic? This crisis has simply amplified the way women in the U.S. are undervalued, or not valued at all. While it is widely known that America lags far behind all other industrialized countries in paid maternity leave, appropriate childcare and suitable work/life balance for mothers, the challenges of the current public health crisis have brought to the fore just how bad we are as a country, a society, and a culture. 
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  • Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    The most recent attack at the United States Capitol will most likely insure a permanent fence and additional security. The attack which resulted in the loss of life for a long serving Capitol police officer and the attacker is another senseless violent act. 
    Recently we have heard about a brutal attack on a Filipino woman in New York City. A 75-year-old Asian woman was brutally attacked in San Francisco and ten people were killed by a lone gunman at a grocery store in Boulder Colorado.
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  • Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    Many of us have changed the way we purchase and prepare our food over the past 12 months. Families now spend more time cooking at home. We are learning that local meat provides a better and more affordable alternative to the big box store.
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  • Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    Fifty years ago this spring, my wife and I, both Air Force intelligence officers, returned to Udorn Air Base, Thailand from an “in-country rest & recuperation” trip to Chaing Mai. That night I worked the mid-shift in the intel shop at headquarters 7/13th Air Force. It fell to me to prepare and deliver the morning intelligence briefing to the major general who thought he ran air operations in Northern Laos; a delusion since that war was run by the U.S. Department of State and the CIA with Air Force support. 
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  • Sunday, April 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    In the late 1980s, as a pre-med major at the University of Pittsburgh, I pulled many all-nighters at Scaife Hall at Pitt’s School of Medicine. My friend Dirk and I knew the only way we would ever make breakfast at the cafeterias at the Towers or Lothrop dorm-halls was by staying up all night studying and then sauntering in zombie-like at 6:00 a.m. for eggs and pancakes. Otherwise, the typical early morning fare for me and my buddies was “O Fries” from the iconic Original Hot Dog Shop, washed down with cheap beer around 2:00 a.m.
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  • Time to debunk myths about public notices
    Friday, April 9, 2021 4:00 AM
    It’s time to debunk the myth of the financial burden advertising public notices places on local government units.
    The cost is the No. 1 cited reason given by representatives of local government associations while testifying for the elimination of the publication requirement for a specific public notice or all public notices. 
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  • Monday, April 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    This is the 13th sermon in the series on the Old Testament Roots of Christian worship. We have been looking at the book of Genesis to find the foundation for Christian worship and how it has developed into the current practice of the Divine Liturgy.
    After the fall of man through the transgression of Adam and Eve God began to teach mankind through animal sacrifice the price of sin and the deadly consequences of disobedience.
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  • My brother Dick Munro . . . the early years before Crawfordsville
    Monday, April 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Editor’s Note: Charlie Munro sent the following to The Paper of Montgomery County and graciously agreed to let us share it with our readers. Charlie lives in Chicago.

    I read your very touching article about my big brother Dick Munro’s passing in The Paper. It covered the many ways that he was involved in the lives of the people of Crawfordsville and Montgomery County.
    I just thought I might add a little early history of this multi-talented guy.
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  • America’s history deficit has put our democracy in crisis
    Saturday, April 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    It would appear, based on the stories making news these days, that the younger generations among us are hell bent on revolution— but not the kind that gave us the Constitution and a way of life that made America the envy of the world. Rather, it’s more like the Russian revolution that enslaved hundreds of millions of people for nearly seven and a half decades from 1917 to 1990. But it appears that the young anarchists among us, including those with a so-called progressive agenda in Congress, are oblivious to that fact and are willing to risk our freedom to give it a try. 
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  • Investing in internet infrastructure
    Friday, April 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    Expanding broadband in Indiana, especially to unserved and underserved communities, is a priority. Access to reliable and affordable internet is key to many aspects of our daily lives, whether you are a parent, student, employee or business owner. And the global pandemic only underscored the need for our homes, schools and businesses to be connected. 
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  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:00 AM
    I was saddened to hear of the death, at age 90, of Rev. Dr. John C. Polkinghorne. An incredibly distinguished scholar, he held so many titles that it was impossible for this American to keep up with them, or to know in what order they should be listed. He was knighted, but as an Anglican clergyman, he was not called “Sir John.” For five weeks in 1998, at one of Calvin College’s “Seminars in Christian Scholarship,” he led a group of professors in a five-week examination of “Theology and the New Physics.” I was honored to participate in that seminar.
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  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:00 AM
    Kirk Dewayne Franklin is an American choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter, and author. He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property, and One Nation Crew. He is a beloved and influential figure in the gospel music world. 
    Instagram exploded recently with an audio of the famed gospel singer Franklin berating his 32-year-old son. 
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  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 4:00 AM
    This is the 12th sermon in the series of studies.
    We are taking our time slowly to study what is the nature of Christian worship.
    Starting in the first chapters of Genesis we see how Adam and Eve were created perfect but disobeyed God and for this reason needed to be redeemed by God.
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