THE MAGI AND THE STAR

October 30, 2018 editorial staff 1

MILITARY EXPERT PRESENTS A TIMELESS CHRISTMAS AUDIO-STORY By Chris Carter In a uniquely told version of the 2,000-plus-year-old Christmas story of the wise men and the star, writer and military technical consultant W. Thomas Smith Jr., combines his love of […]

How a “scrap of paper” changed the world

October 1, 2018 editorial staff 0

Commemorating the 501st anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses BY W. THOMAS SMITH JR. [An abridged version of this story was published, Oct. 2017, in Columbia Metropolitan magazine.] FIVE HUNDRED AND ONE YEARS AGO THIS MONTH (specifically October 31, 1517), a […]

What is Truth?

September 19, 2018 editorial staff 0

Commentary by W. Thomas Smith Jr. (Originally published at MidlandsLife, September 13, 2015) IN NEARLY ALL THE FILM ADAPTATIONS OF THE LIFE OF JESUS – including the acclaimed HBO mini-series The Bible (2013) and The Passion of the Christ (2004) […]

The experience of church

August 19, 2018 editorial staff 0

Commentary by W. Thomas Smith Jr. CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS AN UNUSUALLY EMPOWERING ACTIVITY (please excuse the now-hackneyed word, “empowering”). I’m speaking not evangelistically, but as a matter of experience. It’s nothing short of wondrous: Dare I say it? Miraculous. This […]

GOD and His stars

January 21, 2018 editorial staff 0

“THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD.” – Psalm 19:1a Commentary by W. Thomas Smith Jr. I LOVE THE NIGHTTIME STARS, always have. If nothing else, stars remind me of James 1:17, which says, “Every good thing given and every […]

PEACE

January 20, 2018 editorial staff 0

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Though originally published Dec. 10, 2017 at Godbranches.com as a Christmas piece, Maria Currey’s PEACE is a good reminder of God’s Grace in all seasons.] Commentary by Maria Currey Special to CAESAREA STATION A Monday balanced between decorating […]