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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 8, 2020 

Fearless Faith

Everyone would like a clearer picture of what is happening these days in the social, medical and cultural arenas of our lives. We all have our lists of things that we prefer not to see, or just as...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Fearless Faith

Set aside grandstanding, bickering, politicizing and anger. Send them packing in short order along with impatience, intolerance, ungratefulness and wont. Unguarded emotions and irritable...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Fearless Faith

Hard as it is to hear, the business of the church is sometimes no business of God. Given enough time, every church and every congregation will experience the corporate side of church that sometimes...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Fearless Faith

Sometimes the Jesus we expect is nothing like the one that shows up. It’s not a matter of blame as much as it is acknowledgement that what we think we know is not always congruent with contemporary...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 10, 2020

Fearless Faith

We human beings are not very good at change. It is far easier to stand pat with what we know than it is to adapt to or embrace the realities of who we are and what we face. For example, one would...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Fearless Faith

Creating personal space and time away from everyday life has always been an important self-care concept, one that is also recognized scripturally. Nevertheless, the world-wide pandemic is now fully pr...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 27, 2020

Fearless Faith

One of the early tasks assigned to woodshop class decades ago was a weekly hour devoted to mechanical drawing using draftsmen’s tools. It was purportedly the bane of many a student, especially when...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Fearless Faith

Given the times that we are experiencing, it would be interesting to know how history will treat our exploits in years to come. Will we be seen as rising to the occasion with the best qualities of...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Fearless Faith

I found myself in the most unusual place today, the ninth Sunday since March 14 that we have not gathered face-to-face at the church building. By noon, I was thoroughly at a loss as to what to share i...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Fearless Faith

There is no trophy like a dog trophy. Never a mere participation award, dog trophies are earned by finding something rank and dragging it back home or bringing other small critters dead or alive to...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Fearless Faith

It’s amazing how a splash of color can brighten one’s attitude. We experimented last year with plantings of pansies that, contrary to expectation, were able to thrive throughout most of the summer...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 22, 2020

Fearless Faith

A spring snow this past week was especially welcome. For a few short hours it cloaked and covered the trees and landscape with artistic zeal, softening the edges of everything it encountered and quiet...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 15, 2020

Fearless Faith

The liturgical year for Christians is filled with events that orient, providing opportunities for worship, study, dynamic challenges and personal growth. The liturgical cycle guides us in our...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Fearless Faith

Life was simple growing up in a small rural community. The highlights of carefree youth included explorations of most of the local businesses and their owners, knowing every person in town through a p...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Fearless Faith

Most mornings a small parade takes place at our place. It consists of a string of cats, two dogs, and a 36-year-old mare who gives the eager impression of wanting to help with the morning chores. The...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Fearless Faith

Frozen in place Frozen in place is one apt metaphor for where many of the world’s countries find themselves as the COVID-19 virus continues its journey through the human race. In disappointing,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Fearless Faith

Some recent studies conclude that nearly one third of all landfill material is waste food and related organic material. It is not something most of us usually consider when preparing meals, or even...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Fearless Faith

Over centuries, Christendom has cast itself in many roles; protector of faith, guardian of the masses, religious surrogate, zealous recruiter. To say it has been completely above board in accomplishin...

 

Fearless Faith

It’s a mystery how far apart engineering and common sense can be. For years we have been perplexed by how many products for the household are designed with everything in mind except cleanability....

 

Fearless Faith

Finding just the right color It's hard to imagine, but there must be a legion of marketing prodigies somewhere that every few years bring us fresh renderings of names for the myriad shades of paint...

 

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