God is worthy of our worship

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Going to church. Let’s be honest. It’s easy for us to think of it as more of a duty than a privilege. We forget that the God who gave his own Son out of his deep love for us richly deserves committed lives and worship. And lives without worship with […]

Health revamp begins with office cleanup

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has appointed a worthy, even inspirational woman to be the country’s next surgeon general. Dr. Regina Benjamin founded the Bayou La Batre rural health clinic to serve an Alabama fishing village of 2,500. She has a refreshingly old-fashioned approach to her work, treating any and all patients regardless of […]

Maybe duct tape will get point across

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I may have a new use for duct tape. That hardly seems like a discovery worthy of mentioning at all, let alone in a record that will stand forever in print — one also assumes the standard exists for online records, but I just saw “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” […]

So, What’s So Amazing About Grace?

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist So . . . “what’s so amazing about grace?” The whole universe is not large enough to contain the wonderful answer, but maybe part of the answer is found in comparing grace and what has been called “ungrace,” grace’s ugly opposite. Ungrace says, “You are what you produce.” Grace says, […]

Crusade against medical research unreasonable

Freedom Newspapers Humans are capable of incredible intellectual feats but sometimes they demonstrate distressingly short memories. So it is with the controversy swirling around the recent announcement by Covance Inc., a medical research firm, to open a facility in Chandler, Ariz. The animal-rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has targeted Covance […]

Melrose teacher ‘humbled, proud’ of teaching award

By Gary Mitchell Although Melrose math teacher Lisa Graham said she didn’t feel “worthy” of her recent Golden Apple Award, her colleagues and peers said she deserved it. Earlier this month, Graham was one of seven teachers in the state presented with the 2003 award at the “Tribute to Teachers” recognition dinner in Albuquerque. The […]