Category Archives: Sunday News Lancaster PA

Final column for the Sunday News

Over the years, I’ve been encouraged by hundreds of emails and letters from a very diverse readership. I always tried to hear my critics as well as those who supported me. I received an equal amount of response from both. Continue reading

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10 Columns from the Sunday News

  I’ve written monthly columns for our Sunday News in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for almost 20 years. The paper currently has a readership of 250,000 per week. Most of these columns were designated, “Matters of Faith.” Recently I was invited to … Continue reading

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New Pope fails litmus test

  As soon as the new pope was chosen, certain voices from the Democratic Party subjected him to the litmus tests. Although I am not Catholic, I was very disappointed to see how quickly these voices dismissed the new pope. … Continue reading

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A plea for civility and sanity from brave liberals and progressives

  This is a plea for civility and sanity among brave liberals and progressives. It’s time for many of them to break the silence and oppose the tone changes and agendas in their party. They have good reasons to be … Continue reading

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Pastor Disinvited from Giving Inaugural Prayer

If President Obama and the White House desire to be known for tolerance, they’re discrediting themselves by acquiescing  to the radical agenda of militant homosexuals. Be assured that there are homosexuals who agree with this and who do everything possible … Continue reading

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Why the Amish reject assurance of salvation

 I hit more than a few nerves when I wrote about an encounter I had an Amish man who had been shunned by the Amish Church for belief in assurance of salvation.

This man was shunned for heresy because he affirmed personal assurance of his standing with God. Yet he was quick to tell me that he still opposed the doctrine of eternal security.

What generated the most response was my portrayal of Amish faith as …

There’s a lesson for the Church in the two reasons why the Amish reject assurance of eternal salvation. Continue reading

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Smart corrected by Krauthammer

In our local Sunday News, (Lancaster, PA.), I read associate editor Gil Smart’s critique of teh dreaded conservatives mistrust of government. Then I turned to Charles Krauthammer’s perceptive analysis of President Obama’s waning popularity. If Gil had followed the honest critique … Continue reading

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