Words of Healing “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” – Jesus (Matt 24:35).


The Open-Minded Person

By definition, open-mindedness is being receptive to argument. Open-mindedness has nothing to do with what you believe but how you respond to people who disagree with you. A truly open-minded person doesn’t simply want to know what a person believes but also wants to know why, listens to the argument, then makes a decision on […]


President Obama and the Abortion Issue

I sit here with multiple headlines on my computer screen. “Obama calls for understanding in Notre Dame speech” (Yahoo). “Obama calls for ‘fair-minded’ abortion debate” (MSNBC). However, the most surprising headline, which happened just before this debate surfaced, is summed up in this headline: “More Americans Pro-Life Than Pro-Choice for First Time” (Gallup). This year’s […]


Abortion: Baby or Fetus

Recently (2001) in a college class on the “Psychology of Sex Differences,” my teacher, Dr. Taylor, was talking about “gender-based murder,” such as happenings in India where wives have “accidental deaths,” which are often not investigated by the police, and the husbands go on to remarry and collect another dowry. Another “gender-based murder” that was […]


A White Man’s Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

A Dream Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my heroes. I still get shivers down my back when I hear “I have a dream today” (King). He had a voice that reached beyond the color of skin, giving a dream to Black men and White men alike. I’m White, but I can still share […]


Of Abortions and Straw Men

On the Woman’s Right to Choose Probably the number one argument that I hear when discussing or debating abortion is that “it should be the woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.”  Since this is election year, 2000, I have heard it more often than I had previously, and as I […]