More States Allowing School-Bus Advertising

Recently, the Missouri House of Representatives endorsed legislation that would allow advertising on school buses. This would allow school districts to lease space on the inside and outside of their buses to private corporations. The intent of this legislation is to...

What Black-Friday Bargains Will Cost Your Family

I like the phrase “conspicuous consumption.” It sounds neat. It has the gritty feel of reality. The words snarl and spit at you with the hard Cs and the popping Ps sliding along the icy Ss. It feels like a skater slipping into a wall. The words cannot be...

What Would Make Jesus Happy on His Birthday?

The scene takes place in heaven at the conclusion of a surprise birthday celebration for Jesus. Several heavenly luminaries have just treated Jesus to cake and ice cream. As the party breaks up, Jesus and the angel Gabriel are speaking to each other.   Gabriel: Well,...

Baptists Model Better Alternative to Allure of Gambling

At the time this was written, it wasn’t quite clear who were the lucky winners of the latest EuroMillions lottery jackpot, which spans several European countries including Britain. There are two winning tickets apparently. At least one is an individual, and the...