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The darkest day of Christmas

Clay Center, Kansas – In our modern celebration of Christmas, it is a joyous time of the year. But when we look at the origins of the holiday, we find a dark and tragic side. And... — Updated 11/29/2022


Hearing the truth about ourselves

Clay Center, Kansas - Politicians, business people, church leaders, parents. Everyone has an agenda. Things they want to do, places to go, goals to achieve. Let me ask, when your... — Updated 8/16/2022


What COVID and inflation reveal about us

Clay Center, Kansas – When a society is used to living with a certain lifestyle, then suddenly it changes due to events beyond their control, it is revealing. It reveals the true... — Updated 8/9/2022


Are you living a religious lie?

By Clint Decker The great Christian leader, Paul of Tarsus, appointed a young man he was mentoring to lead the church in the city of Crete within the Roman Empire. He wrote a brief... — Updated 8/2/2022


Is COVID still keeping you out of church?  It's time to come back

Jesus was like a celebrity-type figure to many of His day.  Crowds gathered in the thousands to hear Him speak and do miracles.  This attracted a wide array of people to come... — Updated 4/19/2022


When a Nation is at War

Speaking Truth by Clint Decker Clay Center, Kansas – When a sovereign nation is being attacked from an enemy force, what should they trust in for their defense? The military... — Updated 3/22/2022


A World Divided by Fear

What happens when your life, your country . . . literally the whole world is gripped by fear? Disaster! But it does not have to be that way. Once almost an entire nation was engulfe... — Updated 2/15/2022


How to know what is the right thing to do

Hope for Today How do we know information that we are reading, watching, listening to or being told is accurate? Maybe we will say, "Because it comes from my mom", "It sounds... — Updated 1/18/2022


Christmas is not about a baby

Is Christmas about a baby? A cute, cuddly little one that His mother held in her arms? If so, then why is Christmas offensive to many? Who could be turned off by an adorable baby? Why have schools changed from Christmas break to... — Updated 12/7/2021


Thank you. Two Simple Words

Hope for Today by Clint Decker Clay Center, Kansas – Early in our marriage while we were eating dinner one evening, I said to Kathe "Thanks for dinner, honey." She responded a... — Updated 11/23/2021


The Root of America's Rising Division

The Scripture says, "For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written: 'None is righteous, no, not one . . ." (Romans 3:9-10) It seems... — Updated 8/4/2021


Pastors and Voting

Pastor and church leader, do you anticipate encouraging your congregation to vote in the general election on Nov 3? I hope every pastor and church leader will help make the... — Updated 10/13/2020


Racial Vandalism in My Town?

Clay Center, Kansas – I was out of town working when I was informed that our community had been vandalized with racial slurs in multiple locations. My first thought was, “What?” I had written two recent columns on George... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Clint Decker    Opinion

Learning from other voices on race 

Clay Center, Kansas – Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King Sennacherib of Assyria.  Sennacherib used lies, deceit and fearful... — Updated 6/24/2020


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