Understanding Atheists

By Jacqueline J. Holness   I honestly believe you can learn lessons from anyone—even atheists. Although it seems in some cities throughout the U.S. that you can find a church on every corner, the truth is, atheism is on the rise. According to “The Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism,” a poll conducted by WIN-Gallup […]

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The Gift of Listening

By Jacqueline J. Holness   Aside from the summer months, Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year” to me. Although the sky tends to be the dreariest shade of gray and the bare trees are a visual testament to nature’s hibernation during this season, I don’t notice them as much because of the […]

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Racism and the American Church

By Jacqueline J. Holness   For many people, birthdays are a time for celebration and reflection. I wonder if George Zimmerman, who turned 30 earlier this month, may have leaned toward the latter.  In July, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges. The verdict shocked many, particularly black people, as it seems that no one […]

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Getting Married Later

By Jacqueline J. Holness   By the time you read this column I will be 40 years old (September 7) and married for the first time (August 10). I was speaking with a friend, a minister, about my demographic changes a few months ago. He asked if I thought that I was getting married for […]


Christians and the Court

By Jacqueline J. Holness   It is amazing how one can ignore segments of the Bible until he finds himself in a particularly thorny situation where he is forced to go to God’s Word.  Sadly, I have recently found myself in a situation where I am considering suing another individual over a sizeable amount of […]