- 1 Ekalaka: A home where dinosaurs roamed, and the coffee game they do play
- 2 Prosecutors: Man who raped 23-month-old also molested 6-year-old
- 3 Delta flight bound for Paris makes emergency stop in Billings
- 4 Kaarma guilty of German student's homicide; parents will address court Thursday
- 5 Woman dies in crash near Pryor on Sunday
Faith & Values
Buddy came into our lives five years ago, a sick and skinny rescue dog picked up off the streets of Fort Worth.
My simple Montana mind has little room for mysticism and things of that sort. And for poets, I rank R.W. Service higher than Emily Dickinson, but St. John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz), a mystic and a poet, sits fidgeting there in a dark corner and refuses to go away.
Advent begins on Sunday. It’s a four-week period when many Christians prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ: looking backward to the birth of the Savior and rejoicing; looking forward to the coming of Christ at the end of time and getting ready.
I recently heard a sermon by the Rev. Ken Crouch of Billings that began with a description of the “Big Bang,” which created not only our Earth, but our solar system with its planets and moons.
Left to myself, I will sit around and vegetate. I know that other people don’t do this, but I do. When I look across the room at my dog who follows me from room to room and is happy to be wherever I am, I know that he needs to walk. So, I get up, put on my shoes, find his leash and off we go…
I have been and always will be a Dallas Cowboys fan. There, I said it. Perhaps in January 2015 I can hold my chin up with a little pride in my Cowboys.
The Angelus tolls in the crisp air, and I am reminded of the gift of God bestowed to the Virgin Mary. As the bell continues its patterned ring, I speak my prayers and offer my heart to the Lord. May this pause offer an opportunity to be mindful of Christ in my life, and to keep him present t…
In this political season, I find it interesting how many candidates advertise that they are not politicians, or that they won’t do politics. What do they mean? That’s why we’re electing them!
A father once told his child, “We come into this world naked, wet and hungry. Then life gets hard.”
I was looking at my bookshelf the other day, and realized that I probably have more books by atheist authors than by Christians. It’s probably because I was a literature major in college, and I have a deep interest in science fiction.
Jainism is an offshoot of Hinduism that came about in the sixth century B.C. as a reaction to the Hindu caste system.
Beginning this Wednesday evening and continuing through the next two days, Jews the world over will commemorate and celebrate the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, and 10 days later, Yom Kippur.
As a retired pastor, I was deeply disappointed recently when I saw a letter to the editor titled “Bigotry and discrimination are necessary and good.” I was even more disappointed when the writer concluded his letter by saying “Thank you, God” for what he assumed was God’s approval of his ideas.
Winston Churchill has been credited with saying that the greatest obstacle between English people and Americans was the lack of a common language. The one thing that separates Christian denominations from one another is the lack of a common faith. We allow dogmatism to become a fence around …
Don’t think I’m a weirdo (or do, I don’t very much mind,) but my favorite music at the moment is Congolese rumba.
In 1939, I had hair long enough and thick enough that you could grab a handful and hang on.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux was traveling with a poor, uneducated farmer, who boasted, “I’m never distracted when I pray.”
I recently stood on a mountain peak in the Alps, an area referred to as Obersalzberg. Stretching out before me, in the valley below, was the historic city of Salzburg. Nearby, nestled in another valley, lay Berchtesgaden and Konigsee. I stood over a small square stone. One side marked the bo…
Having two teenagers has extended my vocabulary beyond my boring, adult base of known words.
The intentions and desires of many who support the nondiscrimination ordinance in Billings may be about fairness, inclusiveness, love, acceptance and community. However, the substantial result of the NDO will be to advance the new morality a little further and force the old morality to retre…