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20 MOST RECENT POSTS

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 89 posts found

COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson (July 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson (June 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to falling mortality where surges have been strongest…


COVI-19 Perspectives for April 2022 by Stu Johnson (May 20, 2022)

As more Asian countries face COVID surges, most of us in America know of or are part of the surge in breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, with mild symptoms and very low hospitalizations and deaths…


COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022 by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly? …


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022 by Stu Johnson (March 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022 by Stu Johnson (February 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall&hellip'


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2021 by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2022)

Like a global game of Whack-a-Mole, omicron hits Europe hard, USA to a lesser extent, with minimal impact seen elsewhere so far in COVID statistics…


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2021 by Stu Johnson (December 3, 2021)

Europe takes the brunt of the latest surge, just as Omicron, another potentially dangerous variant, arrives to dampen the holiday season…


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2021 by Stu Johnson (November 4, 2021)

South America shows improvement while USA and most of the world show little sign of flattening the COVID curve…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021 by Stu Johnson (October 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2021 by Stu Johnson (September 8, 2021)

After nearly seven months of 'flattening the curve' for USA, the delta variant has made its presence known here and around the world, with tightened restrictions…


COVID-19 Perspectives for July 2021 by Stu Johnson (August 5, 2021)

While only a blip at the end of July, the delta variant and high number of unvaccinated are putting a damper on the optimism felt a month ago…


Vaccine Resistance by Stu Johnson (July 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American acceptance or reluctance to be vaccinated, and our ability to reach herd immunity to end to threat of COVID-19…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2021 by Stu Johnson (July 3, 2021)

Celebrating a new sense of freedom for Independence Day 2021, we in America need to remind ourselves that the COVID pandemic is global and far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021 by Stu Johnson (June 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for April 2021 by Stu Johnson (May 4, 2021)

Bending the curve: US going in right direction, India and others now in crisis…


COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson (April 3, 2021)

Vaccinations soar, but cases poised for troubling Easter surge. How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson (March 4, 2021)

A downturn in cases, vaccinations accelerating, but are we out of the woods yet? How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for January 2021 by Stu Johnson (February 6, 2021)

An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world (in a new visual format)…



OTHER RECOMMENDED ARTICLES AND LINKS

Most of the following were posted on SeniorLifestyle, which I edit. Links open in a new tab or window. Close it to return here.

The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself by David Brooks (New York Times)—A must-read analysis of the splintering of evangelicalism, driven by power and politics.… (February 3, 2022)

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations… (April 24, 2021)

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright—Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?… (April 23, 2021)

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—New tool from U.S. Census Bureau tracks COVID vaccinations and vaccination hesitancy rate… (April 16, 2021)

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—How serious is it and who has the most?… (April 10, 2021)

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Interesting facts and figures as all 30 teams scheduled for opening day games… (April 1, 2021)

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com—Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard… (March 19, 2021)

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Service—Truth is interpersonal and covenantal… (January 30, 2021)

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins—How to deal with them… (January 29, 2021)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Prorestors by James N. Watkins—Wisdom for such a time as this… (January 18, 2021)

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults… (January 15, 2021)

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins—What happens when there is no middle ground… (November 14, 2020)

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins—What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?… (October 30, 2020)

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison—A call for humility and grace… (October 29, 2020)

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Rope / TED ideas—4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world… (September 12, 2020)

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison—Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension… (September 3, 2020)

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos—Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement… (August 22, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright—Abolishing the slave trade… (July 23, 2020)

White, "woke" . . . and "privileged" by James N. Watkins—Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today… (July 10, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright—"Amazing Grace" hymnwirter's racist past… (July 8, 2020)

Your Church May be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins—The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years… (June 26, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright—Starting with my own… (June 25, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright—Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa… (June 19, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts by Rusty Wright—Can it be done?… (June 15, 2020)

There are nearly 2,000 articles on SeniorLifestyle, going back to 2006. Go to the home page to see lists of current and most popular articles, or search through the entire collection.

In addition to my own blogs, you will find other recommended articles and links at the bottom of the page.

Filter Post list:
Article Scope:  

The Author, Category and Topic selectors will reflect the Article Scope setting.

Date range:    
Current: entries posted within the last 3 Weeks
Recent: entries posted within the last 60 Days
Sort Order:    

Hints on searching Articles

Some articles may be restricted—viewable only to logged-in users with the appropriate Security Level.

You can narrow your search using one or all of six criteria:

  1. Article Scope:
    • This Collection Only (default) limits search results to this article "home page."
    • All includes all articles (including blog entries) on the site.
  2. Date range:
    • Current shows articles posted within the past 4 Weeks
    • Recent shows articles posted within the past 90 Days
    • All includes all articles within the Collection Scope.
    • NOTE: Based on the number of articles found and other filter settings, the Date Scope may be adjusted automatically. However, in most cases you can still use the form to choose a specific range.
  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
  4. Category—each article is assigned to one category ( a master category list is used for Articles, Blog Entries, Resources, and similar features on the site).
  5. Topic—each article can be assigned to multiple topics (also uses a master list). You can narrow the search by one topic at a time.
    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
  6. Keywords
    Looks for a word, phrase or part of a word in the component parts of the article.

Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
  2. Minimal. Shows a list of Categories in which articles for this collection appear, including the number of articles in each category. Activate this view by clicking on "View Category names only" under the gray view description bar.
  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

Printing the List or individual Articles

Using Print this page at the upper left will print the content displayed in the Articles List or an individual Article, without any of the surrounding page elements. The filter form in the list view is replaced with a summary of the filter settings.

Please note: Using the "Print this page" option is highly recommended over the print options available through the Share utility (described below).

Additional Hint: On some smaller devices you may find it helpful to use the Print option to display a simpler content-only view. Depending on the device, you may not actually be able to print, but it may produce a view that is easier to read. You will need to close the print window to get back to the site navigation.

Sharing and Commenting on Article Lists and Individual Articles

There is a lot of discussion about the merits of commenting within a site. At this time we have decided not to integrate it into the site. The AddThis Share utility that appears at the upper left on the page as well as at the end of articles allows you to share the selected page through Facebook, Twitter, and more than 200 other social media services. Most of these options allow you to add comments.

You can also comment through the site's own social media connections, which are linked through the icons in the site masthead (only active social media accounts are shown).


20 MOST RECENT POSTS

Additional options for searching are coming...

 89 posts found

COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson (July 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson (June 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to falling mortality where surges have been strongest…


COVI-19 Perspectives for April 2022 by Stu Johnson (May 20, 2022)

As more Asian countries face COVID surges, most of us in America know of or are part of the surge in breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, with mild symptoms and very low hospitalizations and deaths…


COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022 by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly? …


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022 by Stu Johnson (March 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022 by Stu Johnson (February 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall&hellip'


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2021 by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2022)

Like a global game of Whack-a-Mole, omicron hits Europe hard, USA to a lesser extent, with minimal impact seen elsewhere so far in COVID statistics…


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2021 by Stu Johnson (December 3, 2021)

Europe takes the brunt of the latest surge, just as Omicron, another potentially dangerous variant, arrives to dampen the holiday season…


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2021 by Stu Johnson (November 4, 2021)

South America shows improvement while USA and most of the world show little sign of flattening the COVID curve…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021 by Stu Johnson (October 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2021 by Stu Johnson (September 8, 2021)

After nearly seven months of 'flattening the curve' for USA, the delta variant has made its presence known here and around the world, with tightened restrictions…


COVID-19 Perspectives for July 2021 by Stu Johnson (August 5, 2021)

While only a blip at the end of July, the delta variant and high number of unvaccinated are putting a damper on the optimism felt a month ago…


Vaccine Resistance by Stu Johnson (July 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American acceptance or reluctance to be vaccinated, and our ability to reach herd immunity to end to threat of COVID-19…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2021 by Stu Johnson (July 3, 2021)

Celebrating a new sense of freedom for Independence Day 2021, we in America need to remind ourselves that the COVID pandemic is global and far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021 by Stu Johnson (June 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for April 2021 by Stu Johnson (May 4, 2021)

Bending the curve: US going in right direction, India and others now in crisis…


COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson (April 3, 2021)

Vaccinations soar, but cases poised for troubling Easter surge. How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson (March 4, 2021)

A downturn in cases, vaccinations accelerating, but are we out of the woods yet? How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for January 2021 by Stu Johnson (February 6, 2021)

An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world (in a new visual format)…



RECOMMENDED ARTICLES AND LINKS

Most of the following were posted on SeniorLifestyle, which I edit. Links open in a new tab or window. Close it to return here.

The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself by David Brooks (New York Times)—A must-read analysis of the splintering of evangelicalism, driven by power and politics.… (February 3, 2022)

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations… (April 24, 2021)

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright—Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?… (April 23, 2021)

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—New tool from U.S. Census Bureau tracks COVID vaccinations and vaccination hesitancy rate… (April 16, 2021)

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—How serious is it and who has the most?… (April 10, 2021)

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Interesting facts and figures as all 30 teams scheduled for opening day games… (April 1, 2021)

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com—Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard… (March 19, 2021)

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Service—Truth is interpersonal and covenantal… (January 30, 2021)

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins—How to deal with them… (January 29, 2021)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Prorestors by James N. Watkins—Wisdom for such a time as this… (January 18, 2021)

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults… (January 15, 2021)

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins—What happens when there is no middle ground… (November 14, 2020)

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins—What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?… (October 30, 2020)

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison—A call for humility and grace… (October 29, 2020)

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Rope / TED ideas—4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world… (September 12, 2020)

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison—Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension… (September 3, 2020)

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos—Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement… (August 22, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright—Abolishing the slave trade… (July 23, 2020)

White, "woke" . . . and "privileged" by James N. Watkins—Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today… (July 10, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright—"Amazing Grace" hymnwirter's racist past… (July 8, 2020)

Your Church May be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins—The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years… (June 26, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright—Starting with my own… (June 25, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright—Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa… (June 19, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts by Rusty Wright—Can it be done?… (June 15, 2020)

There are nearly 2,000 articles on SeniorLifestyle, going back to 2006. Go to the home page to see lists of current and most popular articles, or search through the entire collection.

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Welcome to InfoMatters. The blog's title has two meanings. First, it is a general discussion of a wide variety of topics (matters) about information. Second, it emphasizes the importance of information in every sphere of life. Simply put, information matters!

Filter Post list:
Article Scope:  

The Author, Category and Topic selectors will reflect the Article Scope setting.

Date range:    
Current: entries posted within the last 3 Weeks
Recent: entries posted within the last 60 Days
Sort Order:    

Hints on searching Articles

Some articles may be restricted—viewable only to logged-in users with the appropriate Security Level.

You can narrow your search using one or all of six criteria:

  1. Article Scope:
    • This Collection Only (default) limits search results to this article "home page."
    • All includes all articles (including blog entries) on the site.
  2. Date range:
    • Current shows articles posted within the past 4 Weeks
    • Recent shows articles posted within the past 90 Days
    • All includes all articles within the Collection Scope.
    • NOTE: Based on the number of articles found and other filter settings, the Date Scope may be adjusted automatically. However, in most cases you can still use the form to choose a specific range.
  3. Author--regular contributors are listed by name; "special" is used for ocassional or one-time authors. (They are idenitified by name in the article list using a "byline" field in the database).
  4. Category—each article is assigned to one category ( a master category list is used for Articles, Blog Entries, Resources, and similar features on the site).
  5. Topic—each article can be assigned to multiple topics (also uses a master list). You can narrow the search by one topic at a time.
    Even though we try to keep the number of topics limited and as general as possible, the list of topics is long and constantly growing simply because of the wide scope of content covered by aritcles on the site. A good alternative to using the drop-down list is to click on a topic from the Summary View of the Article List, or the category and topic summary at the top of an Article.
    NOTE: Because topics are added over time, some topics may not be associated with earlier articles to which they could apply. From time to time, we update category and topic links.
  6. Keywords
    Looks for a word, phrase or part of a word in the component parts of the article.

Viewing the Results

In addition to the "Most Recent" and "Top Articles" lists, there are three Views of the searchable Article List: (where you are now):

  1. Quick. Shows Categories in alphabetical order, with a list of articles by post date (most recent first), title, author. This is the default view. Return to it anytime by selecting "Clear Filter" in the Article Filter.
  2. Minimal. Shows a list of Categories in which articles for this collection appear, including the number of articles in each category. Activate this view by clicking on "View Category names only" under the gray view description bar.
  3. Summary. Expands a single Category to include a brief description of each article, the primary category, and any topics assigned to it.

Actions from the Article List

  • Click on an Article title to view it.
    • A link at the bottom of the article will bring you back to this page.
    • If you have expanded the Collection Scope to All, and view an article or blog entry outside this collection, the return link will take you to the corresponding "home" page. To return to this page, use the Back button in your browser or use the Site Menu.
  • Click on a Category name to expand the list into Summary View, which will include more detals about the articles within that Category, including the topics associated with it.
    • If you have selected "All" in the Article Scope, the initial Summary View will reset the Article Scope to "This Collection only." From there, you can go back to "All" if desired.
  • Click on a Topic name (Summary View) to see recent articles associated with that topic. From there you can expand to "All" articles or narrow the search using the Filter.
    • There are some categories that also appear as topics. In this case, the filter will set the topic, since that will return the greatest number of results. From there, you can modify the Search Filter to narrow your search.

Actions from the Article (listing of Categories and Topics at top of Article)

  • Click on the Category or a Topic and you will be taken to the Article List page with the search filter set accordingly. (The notes under Article List also apply here).

Printing the List or individual Articles

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COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson (July 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson (June 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to falling mortality where surges have been strongest…


COVI-19 Perspectives for April 2022 by Stu Johnson (May 20, 2022)

As more Asian countries face COVID surges, most of us in America know of or are part of the surge in breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, with mild symptoms and very low hospitalizations and deaths…


COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022 by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly? …


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022 by Stu Johnson (March 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022 by Stu Johnson (February 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall&hellip'


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2021 by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2022)

Like a global game of Whack-a-Mole, omicron hits Europe hard, USA to a lesser extent, with minimal impact seen elsewhere so far in COVID statistics…


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2021 by Stu Johnson (December 3, 2021)

Europe takes the brunt of the latest surge, just as Omicron, another potentially dangerous variant, arrives to dampen the holiday season…


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2021 by Stu Johnson (November 4, 2021)

South America shows improvement while USA and most of the world show little sign of flattening the COVID curve…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021 by Stu Johnson (October 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2021 by Stu Johnson (September 8, 2021)

After nearly seven months of 'flattening the curve' for USA, the delta variant has made its presence known here and around the world, with tightened restrictions…


COVID-19 Perspectives for July 2021 by Stu Johnson (August 5, 2021)

While only a blip at the end of July, the delta variant and high number of unvaccinated are putting a damper on the optimism felt a month ago…


Vaccine Resistance by Stu Johnson (July 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American acceptance or reluctance to be vaccinated, and our ability to reach herd immunity to end to threat of COVID-19…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2021 by Stu Johnson (July 3, 2021)

Celebrating a new sense of freedom for Independence Day 2021, we in America need to remind ourselves that the COVID pandemic is global and far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021 by Stu Johnson (June 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for April 2021 by Stu Johnson (May 4, 2021)

Bending the curve: US going in right direction, India and others now in crisis…


COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson (April 3, 2021)

Vaccinations soar, but cases poised for troubling Easter surge. How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson (March 4, 2021)

A downturn in cases, vaccinations accelerating, but are we out of the woods yet? How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for January 2021 by Stu Johnson (February 6, 2021)

An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world (in a new visual format)…



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The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself by David Brooks (New York Times)—A must-read analysis of the splintering of evangelicalism, driven by power and politics.… (February 3, 2022)

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations… (April 24, 2021)

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright—Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?… (April 23, 2021)

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—New tool from U.S. Census Bureau tracks COVID vaccinations and vaccination hesitancy rate… (April 16, 2021)

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—How serious is it and who has the most?… (April 10, 2021)

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Interesting facts and figures as all 30 teams scheduled for opening day games… (April 1, 2021)

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com—Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard… (March 19, 2021)

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Service—Truth is interpersonal and covenantal… (January 30, 2021)

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins—How to deal with them… (January 29, 2021)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Prorestors by James N. Watkins—Wisdom for such a time as this… (January 18, 2021)

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults… (January 15, 2021)

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins—What happens when there is no middle ground… (November 14, 2020)

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins—What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?… (October 30, 2020)

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison—A call for humility and grace… (October 29, 2020)

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Rope / TED ideas—4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world… (September 12, 2020)

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison—Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension… (September 3, 2020)

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos—Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement… (August 22, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright—Abolishing the slave trade… (July 23, 2020)

White, "woke" . . . and "privileged" by James N. Watkins—Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today… (July 10, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright—"Amazing Grace" hymnwirter's racist past… (July 8, 2020)

Your Church May be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins—The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years… (June 26, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright—Starting with my own… (June 25, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright—Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa… (June 19, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts by Rusty Wright—Can it be done?… (June 15, 2020)

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COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson (July 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson (June 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to falling mortality where surges have been strongest…


COVI-19 Perspectives for April 2022 by Stu Johnson (May 20, 2022)

As more Asian countries face COVID surges, most of us in America know of or are part of the surge in breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, with mild symptoms and very low hospitalizations and deaths…


COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022 by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly? …


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022 by Stu Johnson (March 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022 by Stu Johnson (February 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall&hellip'


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2021 by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2022)

Like a global game of Whack-a-Mole, omicron hits Europe hard, USA to a lesser extent, with minimal impact seen elsewhere so far in COVID statistics…


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2021 by Stu Johnson (December 3, 2021)

Europe takes the brunt of the latest surge, just as Omicron, another potentially dangerous variant, arrives to dampen the holiday season…


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2021 by Stu Johnson (November 4, 2021)

South America shows improvement while USA and most of the world show little sign of flattening the COVID curve…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021 by Stu Johnson (October 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2021 by Stu Johnson (September 8, 2021)

After nearly seven months of 'flattening the curve' for USA, the delta variant has made its presence known here and around the world, with tightened restrictions…


COVID-19 Perspectives for July 2021 by Stu Johnson (August 5, 2021)

While only a blip at the end of July, the delta variant and high number of unvaccinated are putting a damper on the optimism felt a month ago…


Vaccine Resistance by Stu Johnson (July 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American acceptance or reluctance to be vaccinated, and our ability to reach herd immunity to end to threat of COVID-19…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2021 by Stu Johnson (July 3, 2021)

Celebrating a new sense of freedom for Independence Day 2021, we in America need to remind ourselves that the COVID pandemic is global and far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021 by Stu Johnson (June 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for April 2021 by Stu Johnson (May 4, 2021)

Bending the curve: US going in right direction, India and others now in crisis…


COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson (April 3, 2021)

Vaccinations soar, but cases poised for troubling Easter surge. How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson (March 4, 2021)

A downturn in cases, vaccinations accelerating, but are we out of the woods yet? How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for January 2021 by Stu Johnson (February 6, 2021)

An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world (in a new visual format)…



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The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself by David Brooks (New York Times)—A must-read analysis of the splintering of evangelicalism, driven by power and politics.… (February 3, 2022)

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations… (April 24, 2021)

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright—Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?… (April 23, 2021)

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—New tool from U.S. Census Bureau tracks COVID vaccinations and vaccination hesitancy rate… (April 16, 2021)

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—How serious is it and who has the most?… (April 10, 2021)

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Interesting facts and figures as all 30 teams scheduled for opening day games… (April 1, 2021)

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com—Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard… (March 19, 2021)

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Service—Truth is interpersonal and covenantal… (January 30, 2021)

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins—How to deal with them… (January 29, 2021)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Prorestors by James N. Watkins—Wisdom for such a time as this… (January 18, 2021)

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults… (January 15, 2021)

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins—What happens when there is no middle ground… (November 14, 2020)

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins—What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?… (October 30, 2020)

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison—A call for humility and grace… (October 29, 2020)

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Rope / TED ideas—4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world… (September 12, 2020)

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison—Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension… (September 3, 2020)

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos—Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement… (August 22, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright—Abolishing the slave trade… (July 23, 2020)

White, "woke" . . . and "privileged" by James N. Watkins—Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today… (July 10, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright—"Amazing Grace" hymnwirter's racist past… (July 8, 2020)

Your Church May be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins—The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years… (June 26, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright—Starting with my own… (June 25, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright—Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa… (June 19, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts by Rusty Wright—Can it be done?… (June 15, 2020)

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COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson (July 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson (June 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to falling mortality where surges have been strongest…


COVI-19 Perspectives for April 2022 by Stu Johnson (May 20, 2022)

As more Asian countries face COVID surges, most of us in America know of or are part of the surge in breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, with mild symptoms and very low hospitalizations and deaths…


COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022 by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly? …


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022 by Stu Johnson (March 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022 by Stu Johnson (February 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall&hellip'


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2021 by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2022)

Like a global game of Whack-a-Mole, omicron hits Europe hard, USA to a lesser extent, with minimal impact seen elsewhere so far in COVID statistics…


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2021 by Stu Johnson (December 3, 2021)

Europe takes the brunt of the latest surge, just as Omicron, another potentially dangerous variant, arrives to dampen the holiday season…


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2021 by Stu Johnson (November 4, 2021)

South America shows improvement while USA and most of the world show little sign of flattening the COVID curve…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021 by Stu Johnson (October 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2021 by Stu Johnson (September 8, 2021)

After nearly seven months of 'flattening the curve' for USA, the delta variant has made its presence known here and around the world, with tightened restrictions…


COVID-19 Perspectives for July 2021 by Stu Johnson (August 5, 2021)

While only a blip at the end of July, the delta variant and high number of unvaccinated are putting a damper on the optimism felt a month ago…


Vaccine Resistance by Stu Johnson (July 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American acceptance or reluctance to be vaccinated, and our ability to reach herd immunity to end to threat of COVID-19…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2021 by Stu Johnson (July 3, 2021)

Celebrating a new sense of freedom for Independence Day 2021, we in America need to remind ourselves that the COVID pandemic is global and far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021 by Stu Johnson (June 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for April 2021 by Stu Johnson (May 4, 2021)

Bending the curve: US going in right direction, India and others now in crisis…


COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson (April 3, 2021)

Vaccinations soar, but cases poised for troubling Easter surge. How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson (March 4, 2021)

A downturn in cases, vaccinations accelerating, but are we out of the woods yet? How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for January 2021 by Stu Johnson (February 6, 2021)

An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world (in a new visual format)…



OTHER RECOMMENDED ARTICLES AND LINKS

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The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself by David Brooks (New York Times)—A must-read analysis of the splintering of evangelicalism, driven by power and politics.… (February 3, 2022)

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations… (April 24, 2021)

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright—Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?… (April 23, 2021)

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—New tool from U.S. Census Bureau tracks COVID vaccinations and vaccination hesitancy rate… (April 16, 2021)

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—How serious is it and who has the most?… (April 10, 2021)

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Interesting facts and figures as all 30 teams scheduled for opening day games… (April 1, 2021)

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com—Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard… (March 19, 2021)

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Service—Truth is interpersonal and covenantal… (January 30, 2021)

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins—How to deal with them… (January 29, 2021)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Prorestors by James N. Watkins—Wisdom for such a time as this… (January 18, 2021)

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults… (January 15, 2021)

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins—What happens when there is no middle ground… (November 14, 2020)

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins—What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?… (October 30, 2020)

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison—A call for humility and grace… (October 29, 2020)

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Rope / TED ideas—4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world… (September 12, 2020)

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison—Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension… (September 3, 2020)

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos—Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement… (August 22, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright—Abolishing the slave trade… (July 23, 2020)

White, "woke" . . . and "privileged" by James N. Watkins—Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today… (July 10, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright—"Amazing Grace" hymnwirter's racist past… (July 8, 2020)

Your Church May be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins—The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years… (June 26, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright—Starting with my own… (June 25, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright—Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa… (June 19, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts by Rusty Wright—Can it be done?… (June 15, 2020)

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COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2022 by Stu Johnson (September 7, 2022)

We'd like to think it's over, but new variants have led to recommendations for a second booster for many Americans—a tactic that has kept death rates down in other countries. So, no, we cannot dismiss it, nor stop reporting on it…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2022 by Stu Johnson (July 12, 2022)

We may think it's over, but COVID continues its relentless spread, with more people becoming infected two or more times, though less likely leading to hospitalization and death as early in the pandemic…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2022 by Stu Johnson (June 11, 2022)

COVID continues to shift toward Asia, Europe sees up to half of its population infected, while USA mortality rate stays stuck at 1.2% which is curious compared to falling mortality where surges have been strongest…


COVI-19 Perspectives for April 2022 by Stu Johnson (May 20, 2022)

As more Asian countries face COVID surges, most of us in America know of or are part of the surge in breakthrough infections among the vaccinated, with mild symptoms and very low hospitalizations and deaths…


COVID-19 Perspectives for March 2022 by Stu Johnson (April 6, 2022)

Omicron surge spreads around the world, making return to normal less clear. USA levels off after big spike in January, making a return to normal seem more likely, but are we moving too quickly? …


COVID-19 Perspectives for February 2022 by Stu Johnson (March 7, 2022)

Have we seen the last giant gasp of the COVID pandemic as it morphs into an endemic, or are we rushing too quickly to return to normal? What happens in March will answer that question…


COVID-19 Perspectives for January 2022 by Stu Johnson (February 4, 2022)

Omicron causes seismic surge in cases, raising the societal toll, but the good news is that mortality rates (deaths as proportion of cases) continue to fall&hellip'


COVID-19 Perspectives for December 2021 by Stu Johnson (January 5, 2022)

Like a global game of Whack-a-Mole, omicron hits Europe hard, USA to a lesser extent, with minimal impact seen elsewhere so far in COVID statistics…


COVID-19 Perspectives for November 2021 by Stu Johnson (December 3, 2021)

Europe takes the brunt of the latest surge, just as Omicron, another potentially dangerous variant, arrives to dampen the holiday season…


COVID-19 Perspectives for October 2021 by Stu Johnson (November 4, 2021)

South America shows improvement while USA and most of the world show little sign of flattening the COVID curve…


COVID-19 Perspectives for September 2021 by Stu Johnson (October 9, 2021)

The curve continues to go the wrong way for USA, while globally it is a mixed picture, but COVID is just not going away soon…


COVID-19 Perspectives for August 2021 by Stu Johnson (September 8, 2021)

After nearly seven months of 'flattening the curve' for USA, the delta variant has made its presence known here and around the world, with tightened restrictions…


COVID-19 Perspectives for July 2021 by Stu Johnson (August 5, 2021)

While only a blip at the end of July, the delta variant and high number of unvaccinated are putting a damper on the optimism felt a month ago…


Vaccine Resistance by Stu Johnson (July 17, 2021)

What Gallup polls in the last year tell us about American acceptance or reluctance to be vaccinated, and our ability to reach herd immunity to end to threat of COVID-19…


COVID-19 Perspectives for June 2021 by Stu Johnson (July 3, 2021)

Celebrating a new sense of freedom for Independence Day 2021, we in America need to remind ourselves that the COVID pandemic is global and far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for May 2021 by Stu Johnson (June 4, 2021)

As U.S. and other countries prepare to reopen, trouble spots elsewhere show that the COVID-19 global pandemic is far from over…


COVID-19 Perspectives for April 2021 by Stu Johnson (May 4, 2021)

Bending the curve: US going in right direction, India and others now in crisis…


COVID-19 Numbers for March 2021 by Stu Johnson (April 3, 2021)

Vaccinations soar, but cases poised for troubling Easter surge. How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for February 2021 by Stu Johnson (March 4, 2021)

A downturn in cases, vaccinations accelerating, but are we out of the woods yet? How does the U.S. compare to the world?…


COVID-19 Numbers for January 2021 by Stu Johnson (February 6, 2021)

An updated look at the COVID statistics comparing the U.S. to the world (in a new visual format)…



RECOMMENDED ARTICLES AND LINKS

Most of the following were posted on SeniorLifestyle, which I edit. Links open in a new tab or window. Close it to return here.

The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself by David Brooks (New York Times)—A must-read analysis of the splintering of evangelicalism, driven by power and politics.… (February 3, 2022)

Love and Loss Among Older Adults by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Marriage, divorce, widowhood remain prevalent among older populations… (April 24, 2021)

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright—Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?… (April 23, 2021)

What Are You Waiting For? by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—New tool from U.S. Census Bureau tracks COVID vaccinations and vaccination hesitancy rate… (April 16, 2021)

Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—How serious is it and who has the most?… (April 10, 2021)

Major League Baseball is Back by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Interesting facts and figures as all 30 teams scheduled for opening day games… (April 1, 2021)

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com—Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard… (March 19, 2021)

Truth Decay by David Gushee / Baptist News Service—Truth is interpersonal and covenantal… (January 30, 2021)

Flaming Emails and Comments by James N. Watkins—How to deal with them… (January 29, 2021)

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rules for Prorestors by James N. Watkins—Wisdom for such a time as this… (January 18, 2021)

Pandemic Anxiety and Depression Among Young Adults Living Alone by U.S. Census Bureau Staff—Living alone has more impact on mental health of young adults than older adults… (January 15, 2021)

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins—What happens when there is no middle ground… (November 14, 2020)

Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins—What would Jesus say to a Church divided by politics?… (October 30, 2020)

Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison—A call for humility and grace… (October 29, 2020)

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Rope / TED ideas—4 tips to help bring civility to a polarized world… (September 12, 2020)

Un-Taming the Tension by George Garrison—Some tension can and should be held without causing major dissension… (September 3, 2020)

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos—Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement… (August 22, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright—Abolishing the slave trade… (July 23, 2020)

White, "woke" . . . and "privileged" by James N. Watkins—Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today… (July 10, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright—"Amazing Grace" hymnwirter's racist past… (July 8, 2020)

Your Church May be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins—The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years… (June 26, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright—Starting with my own… (June 25, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright—Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa… (June 19, 2020)

Changing Racists Hearts by Rusty Wright—Can it be done?… (June 15, 2020)

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