Columns Archive

Our prayer life

By Ron Witbeck
 Associate Pastor, Resurrection Life Church Prayer is something that most of us were taught as children, whether it was by a parent, Sunday school teachers or someone else who had an influence in our lives. Sometimes this can lead to a feeling of obligation instead of the relationship that God wants to […]

BOB EASTLEY: In light of flowers

BOB EASTLEY: In light of flowers

I’m not sure if I’m just becoming less tolerant as I age, but I’ve noticed that newscasters and sports broadcasters and other bull casters seem be blathering more and saying less. Call it the Yammer Quotient. This was disturbingly evident during the recent events in Paris. The CNN team just kept showing the same video […]

Guest Column: Looking at misconceptions in eyecare

By David A. Damari, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO Dean Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry January is National Eyecare Awareness Month and Glaucoma Awareness Month. Last week, the Pioneer ran an informational advertisement on “myths” about vision and eyes. Unfortunately, that piece included one major inaccuracy of its own. I am grateful that the staff […]

JIM CREES: You’ve got a friend. Really?!

JIM CREES: You’ve got a friend. Really?!

I wasn’t going to say anything. I really wasn’t! It was bad enough, and plenty enough has already been written and said about the Obama administration’s missing out on the biggest demonstration in support of free speech and solidarity in the face of terrorism to hit the world scene in decades. Following the terrorist murders of […]

Lawmakers should expose wind energy cover up

Lawmakers should expose wind energy cover up

State lawmakers ought to investigate two unanswered allegations against wind energy in Michigan. The first persistent allegation is that, when it comes to efficiency and the environment, wind energy is a fraud. The second persistent allegation is that it often constitutes a health hazard. Michigan’s 2008-passed energy law, which created what amounts to a mandate […]

HIGHTOWER: Bezos buys a big piece of power

HIGHTOWER: Bezos buys a big piece of power

An old cowboy aphorism says: “Speak the truth. But ride a fast horse.” From the 1970s into the 1990s, there was a proud truth-telling newspaper of national importance. At the Washington Post, fiery editors hired strong investigative diggers to expose corporate and political corruption, telling the public who was doing what to whom… and why. […]