Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

THE GREAT SPIRITUAL MIGRATION
by Brian D. McLaren
Penguin Random House, PB, 266 pages
An insightful work, The Great Spiritual Migration is an observation of Christianity’s present condition. Brian D. McLaren studied his subject matter well and he directed his material into the history and current aspects of Christianity. He informs readers of mankind’s fallen state and violent past, but, unfortunately, he seems to divert the blame onto Christianity’s shoulders. Therein lies the main problem with...

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Back in 2005, I wrote a review for Mr. & Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, rumored to be having an on-set affair. In my review, I commented on what I perceived as a lack of chemistry between the stars. Eleven years later, here I am writing a review of another spy vs. spy movie starring Brad Pitt and a co-star he is rumored to have had an affair with. This time, however, I am older, wiser, and know better than to comment on that affair in my review of the movie. Fortunately...

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Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, you may be thinking about ways you can put your money where your heart is. Specifically, you might be pondering which groups you should support with charitable gifts. And as long as you choose groups that meet the right criteria, your generosity can also be rewarding to you, in the form of tax benefits.

To begin with, you’ll want to make sure you are giving to a reputable charity. That means you’ll need to ask some questions. How does a group...

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If I Could Do It All Over Again: Christian Leaders Share the Most Important Lessons of Their Lives
Compiled and Edited
by Jon Gauger
Harvest House Publishers
Hardbound, 978-0-7369-9
157 pages, $12

This is a book aimed at speculating about how lives with, have been better with “do over” opportunities. Regret can be a burden on the heart, and this book offers the warnings of prominent Christian leaders regarding regrettable choices they would now avoid or better decisions they should have made. From...

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As a woman with a Ph.D., I have a bit of a soft spot for stories in which the hero is another woman with a Ph.D. That admitted bias aside, Arrival offered a thought-provoking and emotional story about the challenges of communicating wrapped up in a sci-fi drama focused on the sudden arrival of an alien race.

In Arrival, Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a leading translator and professor of linguistics. When a dozen spaceships land around the planet, bringing with them pairs of aliens, the...

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Thanksgiving is almost here. Over the years, this holiday has taken on a variety of meanings, most of them centered on family, caring and sharing. You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care of your loved ones.

So, here are a few suggestions:

• Protect your family.
If something were to happen to you, could your family pay the mortgage? Could your children still afford to go to...

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