Donor-advised funds offer flexibility


Donor-advised funds, also called charitable gift funds, have been around for a long time, but they have historically been used on a limited basis.

Telling the Story in a Picture


Why do you take pictures? Perhaps as a tangible remembrance of an event, to collect and document information, as a hobby, etc.

The Deadly Kurtz Saloon Brawl of 1892: The Shooting


(This is the third of a series about an incident in Kurtz in the northwestern part of Jackson County)

Feel empowered to let your light shine

By Matt Nicholson I want you to take a second and remember a time you felt empowered. Before I expand more on this thought, let me...

Suffering is a part of Christian life

By Steve Greene A group of men are walking along a dusty road. A beggar is sitting beside the road. He is a blind man. He...

The Constitution: A triumph of compromise

By Mark Franke Compromise. This word wouldn’t score well on a favorability scale these days. People today, and not just politicians, seem to pride themselves...

Poll surveys attitudes on crime, COVID and charters

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz When it comes to crime, if you think the city of Indianapolis is less safe than it was last year, you’re not...

Flying is back to normal: awful

by Leo Morris SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE OF WIMBERLEY, Texas I’m sitting on the deck at the Roadrunner Ranch, my brother’s place in Texas' Hill Country. The good news...

We die a little every day

By The Rev. Jeremy Myers I am dying. I was confronted with this difficult and startling truth on my first Sunday at First Baptist Church...

Twenty years on, there’s still work to do

By Lee Hamilton As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about the 9/11 Commission, which I co-chaired...