Rich Brown: Joplin woman stays active at 100
Gail Boatman was 38 years old when she moved to Joplin. She had already put in 20 years of cross-country travel with her husband, Don Earl, in the ministry.
Craig Tally: Discussion important when differences exist
To this day, I am powerless to walk with my wife down a sidewalk with her walking on the traffic side. Many years ago, I learned men just don't do that -- men stand between a lady and the danger of traffic.
Rich Brown: Christian authors connect generation gap with book-signing
Lindsey Bell, a new kid on the block of Christian writing, will be joined by her mentor and fellow author, LeAnn Campbell, for a book-signing event next week in Joplin.
Ann Leach: Prayer can affect your health
I've heard two analogies for two serious illnesses lately, and they have me continuing to think about the inner workings of our minds, bodies and spirits.
Rich Brown: Victory Ministry uses sports, entertainment as focal point
For many years, The Bridge focused on a youth ministry that carried a big impact not only in Joplin but also throughout the area. That same impact is being felt today but in a different and more encompassing capacity.
Craig Tally: God's rewards are never earthly
This question was part of a survey reported in the latest issue of The Christian Century, a magazine to which I subscribe. About 62 percent of Protestants and 50 percent of Catholics responded, "Yes." My answer would have placed me in the minority.
Rich Brown: Webb City theater owners eager to screen 'Son of God'
Scott and Nancy Hutson have always been excited about getting Christian films to show at their Route 66 Movie Theater in Webb City, but excitement might be an understatement when it comes to the one opening Friday at their theater and also nationwide.
Ann Leach: Valentine's Day should remind us to love ourselves also
Are the flowers still fresh? Is there still candy left in the box? Did you get the jewelry you were secretly hoping for?
Rich Brown: Support group formed to help blended families mix better
The Bible teaches the essence of love -- such as was emphasized Friday with Valentine's Day -- and the importance of being kind as Random Acts of Kindness Week wraps up on Sunday.
Craig Tally: 'Why' is the important part of evolution, not 'how'
I just don't get it. Why all the uproar from many of my fellow Christians over the subject of evolution?
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