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.

Reflections on The Power Source

 

The Church has been a part of my life for most of my life, though there were times when our family was outside of the church more than it was inside. In all of the years I've been involved in the life of Christianity, either as a student in grade school, junior high, high school or college, or later as a pastor, I've seen so many different "programs" in churches come and ... go. They make their impact for a moment, and then the moment is gone. Hopefully...

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Every so often a movie comes out and the whole world stops to take a look. It takes an extraordinary film that touches a nerve and gets a little too close to our flaws, our past, or our beliefs. The Passion of the Christ is one of those films.

The Passion follows Jesus of Nazareth's final hours on earth, intertwining the story of his arrest, trial, sentencing, scourging, and crucifixion with flashes of his life and teachings.

This movie is intense. It is awesomely terrifying. On the one hand...

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"Marriage"

 

I'm just a little guy, what does my opinion count? But concerning the looming, nation-shaping debate about gay marriage, I have to say something. The whole subject of marriage is really important to me, after all, I live within a marriage every day, every hour, every moment and have done so for almost fifteen years. And I like it. And not only that, but as a by-product of my marriage to a sweet little gal raised on Fort Wayne's southside, we now have more welcome guests in...

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Ooooooh I just have to tell you, Wayne took me to the boat show out at the coliseum recently. We had a grand time and it was all I could do to keep Wayne from buying a sailboat. Yes, you read me right the first time. He wanted a sailboat and he almost had me convinced that he or we should buy one. He almost got me with the line, "Hey you can sunbathe in the nude out there on the water and no one will see you." I said, He almost had me convinced, the shrewd little nickel-dime lawyer. He...

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4Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that made us whole,
and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:4 through Isaiah 53:5 (RSV)

 

The season of Lent began on Wednesday, February 25 with the observance of Ash Wednesday, a day where Christians remember their mortality, and reflect on the sin which clings so...

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It's official, straight from the IDNR – If you are under 17 years of age or over 65 you 'DO NOT' have to buy a fishing license OR a trout stamp in the state of Indiana in 2004. Thank you Indiana.

After spending a small fortune over the years on hunting license, fishing license, trout stamps, deer licenses, park entrance fees, and camping permits, etc, I'm finally getting something back. Oh, and I also understand that state park entrance fees for seniors are only around $12 instead of $18...

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