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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 14, 2021 

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The office desk I use isn’t exactly modern art. It stems from the 40s or 50s, a hand-me-down that has served well but will never win a beauty contest. It was made during the era of everything...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 7, 2021

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A debate continues to unfold between Christian evangelicals and other Christian adherents over what the phrase “children of God” represents. For some, a focused reading of scripture confers the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 31, 2021

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For many who claim Christianity as their own, unfettered joy is one description discoverable in Palm Sunday liturgies and writings. The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, on a donkey of all things, was ca...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 24, 2021

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The difference between light and dark can be tricky when it comes to religion. For many, shadow and nuance are integral to our understandings of faith, life, and love. If it were easy, there would be...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 17, 2021

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Sometimes it is nice to set aside guilt and allow someone else or some other circumstances to dictate a course of action. When a trip home from northern Utah was negatively impacted with unprecedented...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 10, 2021

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It was 1992 during an environmental law lecture for graduate students that a first occurred for the instructor and the majority of students present. A bag phone ringer went off in the middle of the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 3, 2021

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Some weeks there are certain phrases or words that pop up unbidden but that are nevertheless welcome. During the recent cold snap, “gratitude” tended to rise above the flurry of other words, in...

 

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Great art inspires. One need only look at works of the old Masters to confirm that aphorism. Art in the Christian Tradition is one example of public access to religious art. Sponsored by Vanderbilt...

 

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Defining personal boundaries and borders can be a daunting task on the best of days, yet we know that life is generally better when we understand our limitations and constraints. For some, simply bein...

 

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The best part of each day for many is that moment when new sunshine breeches the eastern horizon quickly illuminating landscapes outside and inside the house. In this season of wintry weather, each...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 3, 2021

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Responding to food insecurity Let’s face it; the pandemic has altered how we do food. Some of us have become more resourceful and efficient in our food choices. We shop differently, meal plan...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 27, 2021

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How often have we heard people suggest that someone we know is just going through a phase? It is usually employed as a pejorative term, a not-so-subtle critique followed by an expression of hope that...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 20, 2021

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Canadian Catholic philosopher Jean Vanier helped found L’Arche, a worldwide multi-cultural community of care for developmentally challenged and differently abled persons. In “Living Gently in a...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 13, 2021

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The checklist began before sundown by syncing the six by 24 mm finder scope with the primary barrel of the five inch (127 mm) equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Lightweight and efficient, it...

 

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One of the mainstays of successful mediation strategies is to get each party to actively imagine a point in time when resolution of their concerns is replaced by the desire to move forward with one...

 

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Writer, philosopher and novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn survived a decade in Soviet prison camps, his time documented in the two-volume set titled “The Gulag Archipelago.” He exposed the dangers...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 9, 2020

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A favorite moment in each day is the transition from darkness to the welcoming rays of sunshine as morning gets underway in earnest. Perhaps it’s the warmth that is represented by the light, or the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 2, 2020

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Can old dogs learn new tricks? Pet owners and animal behaviorists alike say absolutely yes based on their observations, experience and no small amount of applied science. Popular consensus suggests th...

 

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Separation is hard. Separation that distances – physically, mentally, spiritually – is worse. It is natural to seek answers for such stresses from the church, for it, of all institutions, should...

 

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One of the most persistent refrains of the past few years in regard to work has been the personal skills toolbox. According to many, if you hope to succeed in your field then it is a given that you...

 

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There is an intriguing year-round acquaintance of ours that is silent most days, sharing no malice or contempt. It is patient and forbearing, taking its best days in stride. It is called a crown of...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 4, 2020

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We could all use a break this week, one that’s timely and well-deserved, but we can’t engage it haphazardly. It needs to be done with intent and purpose so that we will appreciate that something...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 28, 2020

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If trees could talk: part one. A small scrubby oak tree less than waist high was given sporadic, sometimes grudging, attention this past year. It is not in a convenient place for watering because of...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 21, 2020

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In the hurries of the everyday, it is easy to miss out on fun moments that entertain by their humor and timing, things that catch us unaware and ripe for the picking. They include small ironies,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 14, 2020

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It is a constant ever-present mantra these days that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year. Mental and physical trials of broad scope and impact are present in the lives of us all. Unease as...

 

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