Living Faith

In recent columns, we discussed the dilemma of a loving God coexisting with a world full of suffering. How does a living faith endure and respond? Weep with those who weep. Our culture goes to great lengths to avoid grieving, but David mourned his dying child, and Jesus sobbed at Lazarus grave. Nicholas Wolterstorff, who lost a young son, reminds us to Be open to the wounds of the world.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Today, we know Sergei Rachmaninoff as one of the last great composers of the late-Romantic period. But this Russian-born musician was also a renowned pianist as well as a conductor—a rare combination of skills known as a “triple threat” in today’s artistic community.

Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

When astronaut Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon in July 1969, the world watched in awe. They had witnessed the ultimate in human exploration, man having gone farther than he had ever gone before.

Declaration of Independence

Sacred. This was the adjective that Thomas Jefferson wrote in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Where is god?

Living faith: Where is God? May 2013 issue

Always present Speaking from my own experience, when we are in trouble or have trouble, God is always there. Evil is in this world due to the fall of man what makes it bearable is knowing God is here too and that he suffered and died on a cross for no crime. If he suffered, who are we not to suffer?

Housing market illustration

It has been a good year for the housing market. Since spring 2012, home prices have continued on a steady upward trajectory, and based on the latest numbers, they re holding course. According to a new report from online real estate marketplace Zillow (, home value appreciations have posted their sixth consecutive month of gains, exceeding 5% in April 2013.

Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

Michael Hill spends a typical workday at a desk poring over papers, typing at his computer, meeting with clients. Though his routine sounds like your run-of-the-mill office job, it’s far from it.

Let there be light

Thomas Edison once remarked that he had never perfected an invention that didn t serve the public. I find out what the world needs, he said, then I proceed to invent. During the last quarter of the 19th century, the Wizard of Menlo Park and dozens of other inventors had their eyes trained on a new source of light one that would require no fuss or maintenance.

1913 Armory Art Show

A century ago, the United States was a nation full of promise, but it was not the world leader it is today. Woodrow Wilson was president, people were marching in the streets in support of the women s suffrage movement, and New York City became home of the world s tallest building when the Woolworth Building opened in April of 1913.