Lagrange Daily News- RSS OPINION Feed http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION http://lagrangenews.com/section/OPINION Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:17:18 EST 1800 ‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50543585/Blessed-are-the-dead-that-die-in-the-Lord Revelation 14:13. This is the second of the seven beatitudes in the book of Revelation and, in my opinion, is among the most comforting of all biblical passages. The overall theme of Revelation is powerfully emphasized when John writes, “Then I... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:59:01 EST If Republicans were in charge, we’d have a ground war with ISIS http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50558114/If-Republicans-were-in-charge-wed-have-a-ground-war-with-ISIS Pundits believe that Republicans are winning the battle for America's public opinion on foreign policy with some tough talk on ISIS. But what most people may not realize is that the GOP is more likely to commit ground troops, a plan that most... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:35:03 EST The mind of man http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50558017/The-mind-of-man He called his court into session, then they knelt around the altar of human sacrifice — he spoke to them with exaggerated movements, loud and often stammered words. As they knelt he alone stood, slamming his fist on the Alter of Tloque Nahuaque... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:25:01 EST 1989: Granger Band takes home winning review http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50548911/1989:-Granger-Band-takes-home-winning-review Octobers past, 25 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1989.Front Page News Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:47:03 EST Plant bulbs now for beautiful colors later http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50527068/Plant-bulbs-now-for-beautiful-colors-later There are some chores in the landscape that you just dread. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:16:01 EST Why Canada is under attack by terrorists http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50548011/Why-Canada-is-under-attack-by-terrorists Most people probably reacted in shock to learn that Canada has now been hit twice by terror attacks against soldiers in three days. Many Americans probably think of it as our sleepy socialist neighbor to the north. But Canada is a key ally in the war... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:34:04 EST Humor can stimulate the mind and heart http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50548046/Humor-can-stimulate-the-mind-and-heart Some people just make you laugh. Not talking about stand-up comedians, although good ones — those who don't belong to the nasty mouth club — can provide enlivening entertainment. My spirits have been boosted by routines in Las Vegas,... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:31:02 EST What has Gov. Deal stood for? http://lagrangenews.com/news/letters-opinon/50514315/What-has-Gov.-Deal-stood-for *Ethics: Egregious ethical violations concerning Holly Berge, His executive Director for the Ethics Committee (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:56:04 EST Michelle Nunn versus David Perdue for US Senate http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50514153/Michelle-Nunn-versus-David-Perdue-for-US-Senate I recently heard a story about a young Georgia voter who was very confused about whether to vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn or Republican David Perdue for U.S. Senator from Georgia to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss, who is retiring. She decided to... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:39:01 EST If I only had a … http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50513895/If-I-only-had-a Just several years ago, my granddaughter – Christina, was singing softly while on the short ride for a sleep-over at Nanny and Pop Pop's. I asked her to sing louder and she did. The words were from the Wizard of Oz – “Somewhere... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:06:03 EST 1964: City brings in over $3 M revenue http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50505860/1964:-City-brings-in-over-$3-M-revenue Octobers past, 50 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1964.Front Page News: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:23:05 EST The Beatitudes of Revelation http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50497848/The-Beatitudes-of-Revelation In a recent article I mentioned that I am currently teaching through the book of Revelation in our Sunday evening lessons at the church of Christ Northside. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:59:01 EST Fall musings http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50499807/Fall-musings Fall has come upon us. The gentle pinks of the sourwoods and black gums greet us as we drive to work each morning. Soon the yellows of the poplars and the gold of the hickories will greet us as well. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:05:01 EST How Campbell Brown’s education reform group will anger Republicans http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50505165/How-Campbell-Browns-education-reform-group-will-anger-Republicans Republicans no doubt cheered when the Vergara v. California decision was handed down, axing teacher tenure. And they'll no doubt be pleased by former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown's attack on teacher tenure, with her education reform group... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:17:04 EST Safety is paramount for student athletes http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50505184/Safety-is-paramount-for-student-athletes Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That's what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:16:04 EST Jason Carter: ‘The amateur’ http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50471592/Jason-Carter:-The-amateur The title of this article is also the title of a best seller written last year about President Barack Obama. With some of the lowest approval ratings of any president this title helps to explain some of the reasons why. Now, as voters choose between... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:24:03 EST Defining grace, its biblical role in salvation http://lagrangenews.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/50455472/Defining-grace-its-biblical-role-in-salvation The word “grace” in the New Testament is from a Greek word that means, “to show kindness to someone, with the implication of graciousness on the part of the one showing such kindness” (Louw & Nida). Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:20:02 EST 1939: Highway connecting counties opens with motorcade http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50463153/1939:-Highway-connecting-counties-opens-with-motorcade Octobers past, 75 years ago.From LaGrange Daily News, 1939.Front Page News Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:17:02 EST Science behind splendor of fall leaves changing http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50441259/Science-behind-splendor-of-fall-leaves-changing At this time of the year many people travel to north Georgia to enjoy the fall colors. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:08:03 EST 1914: New mill to be built, community opens to delegates http://lagrangenews.com/news/opinion_columns/50406975/1914:-New-mill-to-be-built-community-opens-to-delegates Octobers past, 100 years ago.From The LaGrange Reporter, 1914.Front Page News Sat, 4 Oct 2014 09:50:04 EST