Good shows should tell stories

By Clyde Davis: FNM columnist Ever seen “Whale Wars”? No? Normally, as regular readers of this column know, I have very low tolerance for reality TV, but there have been a few recent and notable exceptions, of which “Whale Wars” is one. That and a few of the others are the subject of this column. […]

Song leads to cravings for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

Education column: Census event family fun

By Penny Bailey: Education columnist Have you ever been at an event and found yourself with a big grin on your face, and you didn’t even realize it? Well, that is what happened to me the other night when I visited Lockwood Elementary School. As I approached the campus, I could see and smell smoke […]

The Coke County Ministry Conference

By Curtis K. Shelburn: Local columnist By far the most helpful ministry seminar I ever go to is one I try to faithfully attend twice a year at Robert Lee, Texas. I call it the Coke County Ministry Conference. The setting, the speakers, my fellow attendees—every aspect of this conference is truly remarkable. You should […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Bethlehem is about what God has done and still does

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist The glory of Christmas is that it centers on something only God could have done. No committee could ever have come up with Bethlehem. While God was busy saving the world, they’d have still been arguing over the shape of the table or the wording of the mission statement or […]

Support grows for advocates of immigrants

Freedom New Mexico As we allow government to cast ever-widening nets over all aspects of our lives, real life-and-death issues — health care, crime and drug use, to name just a few — become little more than political playthings tossed about inside the Washington beltway and state capitals across the country. So forgive us for […]

We will all have a day of reckoning

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Have you ever known people that don’t act their age? Children act better than some adults. Several years ago I read about two women in the grocery store checkout line.

Editorial: President has good start on education

For better and for worse, President Barack Obama has been reasonably consistent in trying to put in place as policy some of the broad and ambitious hopes he expressed during his campaign. Many aspects of his broad vision are alarming to those who see a larger and ever-growing government as more of a problem than […]

God unchanged by world events

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed that

Obama change of power not without trouble

Freedom New Mexico The Obama transition process, which has been hailed by many in the media as the smoothest, most considered and thoughtful ever — and to some extent actually had been pretty smooth — has stumbled badly in the last couple of days. Perhaps it’s a matter of haste as Inauguration Day approaches, but […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.” “Among […]

Sin is real, but God’s grace is deeper, stronger

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable examples: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they […]

Demons in your mirror

The only Satan or demon you will ever see is the one looking back at you from your mirror.

Could this be right?

Blogger Alvin Petty answers the question, “Was Jesus ever mistaken?”

If you ever need a plastic spoon …

Ever wonder what a 20-something carries in her purse?

Booted out of church?

Ever been kicked out of a church? Then you’re probably not as bad as Editor David Stevens.

Music helps senior choose path

By Andrew Tipton This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What does music mean in my life? Well, my life has been filled with music ever since I was a small child. In elementary school […]

Music can help in healing

By Teddy Draper: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music is important in my life because it makes me feel better in different ways. One way music makes me feel better is […]

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]