Columns

Dead fish story for some fishers of men

    

I spent part of the summer living in the Darien Jungle of Panama in a small Embera village called Ipeti. Three young men and I slept outside in hammocks while the women and other men slept inside a hut. We walked from village to village presenting the Gospel. The dust of the road and the […]

Government is the biggest special interest

    

For the past few weeks, we have been reading about the lessons which our local state representatives say they learned during the legislative session. From the perspective of one who spent weeks at the capitol lobbying for policies regarding public safety, there are some other lessons which I believe everyone should have learned. Lesson No. […]

Perry is correct about climate change

    

Energy Secretary Rick Perry did a remarkable thing recently: he expressed skepticism about the causes of climate change in a TV interview and, even after widespread condemnation from environmentalists and the press, he did it again a few days later before a major Senate committee. After telling a CNBC host on June 19 that he […]

My Dad didn’t pass down his love for the game of golf

    

My father, the late Harley Biggs, Sr., was a great amateur golfer. He just loved to play golf and he managed to play just about every course in Tulsa and this part of the state. He was a natural athlete and won letters in baseball, basketball and football at Cherokee High School. Dad played minor […]

Minnesota church mess revolves around property rights

    

Riverside Church of Big Lake has won a lawsuit and a settlement of $1.29 million from the City of St. Michael, Minnesota, after a federal district court found that the city had violated its First Amendment rights by interfering with its purchase of a movie theater that it intended to use to expand its operations.  […]

High Confidence

    

Forbes recently reported that consumer confidence was at a 16-year high.  They reasoned, “Consumer confidence is another one of those economic numbers which predicts our future for us.  A prediction which is a pretty good one too, for it’s self-fulfilling.  If consumer confidence is high, then people will spend their money.  And if people spend […]

After the Declaration of Independence America approved our Constitution

    

Now that we have observed and celebrated the establishment of our nation on July 4, 1776, by a written Declaration of Independence, it seems proper to look at what happened a full twelve years later. Another convention was called for the modification of the then “law of the land,” as the state representatives met in […]

Was Paul’s ‘thorn in the flesh’ flat feet?

    

When I get to Heaven. I am going to look up the Apostle Paul. I have been intrigued by what he refers to as a “thorn in the flesh” in 2 Corinthians 12:7. Throughout the ages, there have been many thoughts about what this thorn in the flesh could have been. Paul goes on to […]

Swimming opportunities have changed over 50 years

    

When I grew up, I loved to go swimming. I learned to swim at the Olympic-sized outdoor pool at McClure Park (near 11th street and Memorial Drive). It was two blocks from the house where I grew up and it only cost a quarter to go swimming back in the 1960s. McClure Park has a […]

The Grenfell Tower Fire demonstrated what can go wrong

    

Around 250 investigators are still combing through the debris of the Grenfell Tower after a devastating fire that took place on June 14th, claiming the lives of 79 people. It is now known that the fire started on the 4th floor of the 24-story building, and it is believed to have started when a Hotpoint […]