lifestyle/faith

Cap's Corner: Only God can save Blackwell now
I have had many conversations about the future of our community throughout the years that I have been here. I have heard many people that are...

Cap's Corner targets Sunday sports practice: "Stop saying 'No' to God"
My family and I moved back to the United States in the early 1970s after spending a few years in Turkey. The strange thing about living in a...

Cap's Corner reflects on growing older
I have a companion. He is not new, and even though he has been with me for several years, his voice is becoming louder and louder with each passing...

National Day of Prayer set for Thursday
Americans across all 50 states will gather in churches, local businesses, the steps of city halls, schools, neighborhoods and public gathering...

Cap's Corner: The true meaning of Easter
Most everyone knows that Easter Sunday is all about Easter eggs, a bunny, and somewhere in there, church. In general, I don’t mind the Easter eggs;...

Cap's Corner: "Love Respects" and educating teens on healthy dating
I remember those awkward and often times scary years of dating as a teenager. The uncertainty of what to do starts with that first call to ask the...

Cap's Corner: A lesson on respect and equality
Years ago, when I worked for a rental-car company in Wichita Falls Texas, I was renting to an older gentleman who had retired from the state...

Cap's Corner: Don't live in fear of sin
One of my favorite books in the Bible is the book of Romans. But, of course, it seems that whatever book I am reading at the time is my new...

Cap's Corner: Christians and the massacre in New Zealand
Our hearts were broken when we heard about the news of the massacre in New Zealand. Fifty Muslims were killed in their house of worship; 50...

Cap's Corner goes to Israel: "I found the very human Jesus."
As many of you know, I recently returned from an incredible trip to Israel. This trip was made possible by the Knights Templers. Even though I am...

Cap's Corner: The church isn't trying to "ban" anyone
The United Methodist Church has been in the news lately, and I wanted to try to help some of you understand what has just happened. You may have...

Cap's Corner: Jesus' Pain and Passion
Before, I have spoken about the damage of the Roman punishment of being whipped 39 times. Remember, many people who were whipped would not have...

Cap's Corner: Believing in Jesus isn't the same as following
Simply believing in Jesus is not enough to be a true follower of Jesus. Jesus told his disciples in Mark 10:45, “45  For even the Son of Man did...

Cap's Corner: Where do LGBT people belong in the church?
In recent weeks, I have been asked to address a widely-discussed issue affecting many Methodist churches in the U.S. This week, I decided to use...

Trinity Lutheran to hold forum this Thursday, Jan 24
What does Blackwell need? On Thursday, January 24, the Trinity Lutheran Church of Blackwell will try to answer that question in a public forum...