Things that Matter: “Are things going to be alright?”

“There is grace, though, and wonder, on the way. Only they are hard to see, hard to embrace, for those compelled to wander in darkness.” -Poem by anonymous inmate of Auschwitz, written on a...

Things That Matter: Mixed Messages

This election has been hard on all of us, but it's had a harder impact on some than on others. Here are some thoughts from Matt Holloway, a college...

Poising Politics: The Left Needs To Look in the Mirror

For the entirety of our election season, Americans held their breath in anticipation of last Tuesday, but the political pendulum disobeyed the laws of physics liberals came to expect. News...

Things That Matter: 6 Proposals for a Dissident Church

A large portion of the church has been complicit in the election of Donald Trump, and now a man who was endorsed by the KKK will be our president....

Things That Matter: Seeking Stability in God

Many centuries ago, when someone came to the door of a Christian monastery in the Egyptian desert, he was greeted with the question, “What do you seek?” If the man...

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Most of us, most of the time, don’t think much about matters of even moderate importance, let alone ultimate importance. I was at a party, speaking to a guy in...

COLUMN: Hit the road when your path is uncertain

I haven’t had time for fun since I made the courageous decision to take the Lewisville Texan Journal to print last summer. It’s hard committing to a new enterprise...

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Cracker Barrel has prohibited a Tennessee pastor who doubles as a local county police detective, and his church, from hosting an event at one...
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Jason Witten the giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo

Jason Witten -- a 1-year-old giraffe named after the Dallas Cowboys tight end -- died Monday while under anesthesia for a routine physical exam,...

Personal Essay: Lessons learned from my walk of shame

In the dark time shortly before Uber hit New York City suburbs, I was perched at the local watering hole I frequented. In retrospect,...