Columns & Letters

Our role in media

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I don’t believe celebrities are exemplary examples to aspire to, but the presses’ handling of them is unfortunate. It’s never more blatant what a superficial society we are than after the Grammys (or similar awards shows) when we are bogged down by the picking and pulling apart of celebrities.

Negativity eroding patriotism

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Gov. Nikki Haley gave an uplifting, wonderful State of the State address, stating how South Carolina is attracting business, how we are recovering from the recession and her plans to improve our educational system. Then came the voice of the opposition, tearing at everything positive. This is not unusual today.

To hear the word

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Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs to the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? -James 2:5 (NRSV)

His heroic voice

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Read John 10:2-4

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath lain on him the iniquity of us all. -Isaiah 53:6 (KJV)

Dead zone

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Read Psalm 32:1-7

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away…Then I acknowledged my sins to you…and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
-Psalm 32:3, 5 (NIV)

Responsible judgment

Amanda Irwin's picture

At what point are we responsible for our actions?

On June 15, 16-year-old Ethan Couch, along with friends, stole alcohol from Walmart and he got behind the wheel of a truck with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
Couch’s irresponsible actions resulted in the death of four people and injury of nine.

Do not worry

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Read Philippians 4:4-7*

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6-7

Lessons learned

Amanda Irwin's picture

Another eventful year is coming to a close. This past year I’ve welcomed a two new nieces into the world, and I learned another niece or nephew is on the way. I’ve moved from Greenville to Spartanburg and ended a two-year relationship.


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