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Legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly could have major consequences for the public, not only with regards to transparency in local government but also in creating opportunities for corruption.

Christmas is around the corner and amid the holiday frenzy gift cards make for easy presents, especially this year with the pandemic causing shoppers to feel unsafe at the mall.

My wife was looking for something to read and came across “If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat” by John Ortberg. I told her I enjoyed that book. To boost it even more I said John Ortberg is the favorite author of one of our sons.

Phil Roe, U.S. Representative from Tennessee, wrote in an article distributed this week, “… for months Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi has refused to hold votes on bipartisan coronavirus relief legislation. Instead, she has repeatedly put forward partisan legislation that has no chance of becoming law.”

I really hate to break this to all our young voters, but the current election cycle is not the most important one in our history. We are in no greater existential national crisis today than we were in the years immediately after the Declaration of Independence was signed. Or around 1812. Or …

Pastor Harley Swiggum wrote a Bible study series for Bethel Lutheran Church of Madison, Wisconsin. Its impact grew beyond that parish.