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Hate and Humility in the Social Media

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES I was a late adopter of Facebook. I had a nagging fear that no one would befriend...

It’s not just about sex

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES I maintain a “Top 20” list of my favorite novels. According to my own rules, a book...

Lessons of Faith Radiating from Chernobyl

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Described by the Belaruskaya Entsiklopedia as the “largest technological disaster of the 20th century,” the catastrophe at...

A Faint Analogy of an Unimaginable Heaven

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES A pastor friend of mine, not trying to be irreverent or sacrilegious, once shared with me his...

Great Expectations?

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES “If your children are no better than you are, you have fathered them in vain, indeed you...

I Am a Conservative Western Christian

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In my political views, I consider myself to be a conservative American. In my religious beliefs, I...

Dickens’ Christmas Mystery

For fun Christmas reading this season, I highly recommend John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas,” or Maeve Binchy’s “This Year It Will Be Different.” For a...

My Imperfect Thanks

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Christian psychologist David Myers, in his writing and speaking about happiness, has suggested that long-term human happiness...

Your trash, my spring yard work

DR. GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES After I picked up the sticks in the yard and raked the leaves that had collected...

Parental knowledge: Where are my blind spots?

DR. GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) frequently airs public-service announcements suggesting that parents should be...

The Time of Giving and the Giving of Time

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Christ is quoted, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Therein is one of life’s...

The Dividends of $elf-Control—Gary L. Welton

GARY L. WELTON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES As Christmas approaches, Americans are once again spending a lot of money. With that in mind, here...