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By DAN HALL   Neanderthals? Maybe… But cut us some slack   Allow me to thumb my nose at political correctness and simply state: Men and women are different.   Harvard clinical...

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By DAN HALL     One Christian wrestles with Black Lives Matter        As we recognize and celebrate Black History Month, I want to wade into the very controversial discussion of Black...

AS I SEE IT — How to lead in a crisis

By DAN HALL   How to lead in a crisis “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” - 2 Timothy 4:5...

AS I SEE IT — How to move from ‘hope’ to confidence during turbulent times

By DAN HALL     How to move from ‘hope’ to confidence during turbulent times        I was raised in a time when spanking was still considered an appropriate form of discipline. I know...

AS I SEE IT — Of mules and children

By DAN HALL   Of mules and children        Every Christian parent has Proverbs 22:6 imprinted somewhere in their world: a magnet on the refrigerator, a 3x5 card on a mirror, a cross-stitch...

AS I SEE IT — Why I struggle with Father’s Day

By DAN HALL   Why I struggle with Father’s Day        I don’t know how I feel about Father’s Day. If you grew up going to church as I did, it was severely juxtaposed to...

AS I SEE IT — Apocalypse, panic, or reset?

By DAN HALL     Apocalypse, panic, or reset?        “I’ve been to a world’s fair and two county picnics and haven’t seen anything like this!” goes one of my favorite...

AS I SEE IT — 5 lessons from a hopeless romantic

By DAN HALL     5 lessons from a hopeless romantic        As the adage goes, “I chased my wife until she caught me.”            Our...

AS I SEE IT — The untapped power of gratitude and casseroles

By DAN HALL   The untapped power of gratitude and casseroles        My wife has never had to live under the pressure of having her cooking compared to my mother’s. Mom was...

AS I SEE IT — How to use life’s mile markers

By DAN HALL     How to use life's mile markers        Growing up, I can remember my dad testing his car odometer against the mile markers on the road. He wanted to know...

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