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For the past few years, motorists along Route 422 in Worthington, Armstrong County, have been met with messages on electronic billboards many consider to be racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic and hateful. The owner of those billboards has recently attracted media attention by placing new billboards in nearby Butler County.

In our society, we see many injustices. We see murderers go free, drug dealers taking advantage of our young, child molesters who are allowed to walk the streets again. Perhaps an injustice in your life is the new employee getting a promotion over you or the bully who picks on your child without punishment. There is corruption in the government. There is corruption in corporations. Where is the justice?

Family relationships can bring our deepest joys, and at the same time, they can be complicated. Most definitely, family relationships give us our best opportunities to turn our hearts to Jesus Christ, if we are willing to grow and change.

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“Godfather of Harlem” has returned for a third season starring Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson and Giancarlo Esposito as Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. These formidable actors, along with some creative license, breathe new life into these powerful historical figures.

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2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

An adjunct lecturer at Hamline University recently lost her job for showing an image of Prophet Muhammad in an art history class, which some students and administrators considered to be Islamophobic. The university later retracted the accusation of Islamophobia and said in a statement, “It was never our intent to suggest that academic freedom is of lower concern or value than our students,” but still insisted that “care” does not “supersede academic freedom, the two coexist.”

We have all just passed through the annual winter season of joy and remembrance: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year. As Bahá’ís, we are often the first Bahá’ís in our families, and so we share their holidays with our loved ones — exchanging gifts, singing songs and carols, and traveling.

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I have a good friend that is seriously ill with late-stage cancer. When he was diagnosed about 2 years ago, he began to write and send a daily text thread to friends about his treatments, how he is doing, the weather, anything associated with astronomy, and a generous amount of philosophical thoughts. His personality is that of a thinker who appreciates the beauty of simple things. As I have read his thoughts and was allowed to see into his soul, it has been such a blessing and encouragement to see the good work that God has been doing in his life. He has gone through a lot more discomfort and challenges than we know. He has always been an optimistic person and now even in his difficult moments, his light of love and hope cannot be hindered. The Bible mentions in Psalm 91:1-2 about finding a secret place with God where nothing or no one can penetrate, disturb, or threaten. It is a refuge where even though the storms may be intense and the violence of spiritual warfare rages all around us; we are safe and at peace in His presence.

In the early- to mid- 2000s, if you saw M. Night Shyamalan’s name attached to a film you came to expect his signature move, the mid-film twist: i.e. “The Sixth Sense” or “The Village.” Following some big budget misfires in the early 2010s (here’s looking at you “The Happening”), Shyamalan took some time to rethink his approach and has in recent years turned out a veritable buffet of engaging genre fare. In his latest, “Knock at the Cabin,” he pulls off his biggest twist yet: a movie sans twist.