CN+R Columns & Opinions

A different Christian view on abortion

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Justice Samuel Alito’s argument began and ended with the claim that abortion is never mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. But I contend it is …

My review is in, and it ain’t that great

Among the long list of things the internet has encouraged is to turn too many of us into overly enthusiastic blowhards, as well as elevate not too few of us into high-minded, self-appointed …

Looking for a connection between age and wisdom

Long ago and far away when dinosaurs roamed the world and I was a wee young lad — well, at least a young lad — I was often not very fond, detested at times even, hearing much in the way of …

Balancing act

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word balance. We refer to a well-balanced life as one with equilibrium between work, family and recreation. A well-balanced diet includes a proper mix of the …

Lets get in some ‘good trouble’

I realize that when I posted to the Bynum listserv asking why there was not more diversity in the “Viewpoints” section of the Chatham News + Record that I may have ruffled some feathers. I wrote …