1. Life on both sides

    November 27th, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    By Rich Peck

    A federal judge ruled that the Internal Revenue Service provisions that allow clergy to avoid taxes on housing allowances is unconstitutional.U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb ruled on Nov. 22 that Section 107(2) of the tax code violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution . She sa... read more

  2. Lessons from a colonoscopy

    November 26th, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    By Rich Peck

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)––“Pray, risk, breath”––Those are principles all Christians should follow. That’s the advice Bishop Bruce Ough, chairman of the Connectional Table offered members of United Methodist Council on Finance and Administration and members of the table during a Nov.... read more

  3. Thirty things I’ve learned after 50 years in the editor’s chair

    November 7th, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    By Rich Peck

    ––A blog of little interest to anyone–– 1.    Don’t’ overestimate the amount of information readers have and don’t underestimate their intelligence. 2.    When you tell people you would rather not have line-ups or grip-and-grin photos, you will get li... read more | 2 comments

  4. Our place in the universe

    August 21st, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    By Rich Peck

    Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The planets are known as Goldilocks planets as they are neither too hot nor too cold and they are just right for the presence of water and the development of life. In May, NASA announced the spacecraft had been crippled by f... read more | 3 comments

  5. Biblios

    July 26th, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    By Rich Peck

    The completion of a 1,500-year project Suppose we collected some of the finest writings from 500 A.D. to 2013–– What a rich treasure that would be. Approved by the 2013 Council of Literary Scholars, the volume is called Biblios. The earliest writings are from Procopius (500 A.D. to 565 A.D.), a historian who ... read more