Pastor Column-God's Christmas gift to us is Jesus Christ

Perhaps you have heard the ancient maxim about the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, often attributed to Augustine: “The New is in the Old concealed, and the Old is in the New revealed.” The unity of the two Testaments is upheld through typology, which discerns in God’s works of the Old Testament prefigurations of what He accomplished in the fullness of time in the Person of His incarnate Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. It has been said that the best way to study the Bible is to “look for Jesus.”

Pastor Column-Don't leave Christ out of Christmas

Once upon a time, a community greatly benefited from the heroic and unselfish act of one of its citizens.

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Curiosity Watch-Rover sends clues to formation of huge mountain in Mars crater

One of the questions that puzzled mission scientists before Curiosity landed in Gale Crater on Mars was how there could be a 3.4-mile-high mountain in the middle of an impact crater.

Columns-, Local-Column - Smarter Balanced Assessment will benefit students

Walla Walla Community College is committed to supporting the use of the Common Core standards as preparation for K-12 students bridging to successful participation in higher education.

Latino Voices-, Local-Conferences show how to navigate college

In November, I attended two college conferences, one was at Washington State University and the other at Eastern Washington State University.

Walla Walla Trends-, Local-, Top Stories-Column - Workhorses of WW County’s economy

What makes the Walla Walla economy tick? The short answer is: Not just one industry, thankfully.

Columns-, Local-Column - Agriculture remains economic power in county

While we all enjoyed the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving, fewer of us today are directly involved in producing the agricultural products we consume each day.

Eye to the Sky-Winter owes gratitude to celestial latitude

You may have noticed the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. You may have also noticed the sun appears to be moving south, getting closer to the southern horizon each day.

Arts & Entertainment-, Now Hear This-Tchaikovsky: The solace of music in a difficult life

December is a time of joyous musical celebration. This month I focus, as I have long wished, on a single composer.

Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Carver would rather turn than burn hardwoods

As winter sets in and the days — and nights — get colder, a warm, merry fire in the hearth cheers the hearts of most.

Comments on Congress-Column: What lies ahead after the midterm election

Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser. It’s the next few weeks and months that really matter.

Columns-, Pomeroy sports-Pirates’ state title no big surprise

Jim Greene saw it coming midway in the season.

Pastor Column-Being truly thankful can be a bit tricky

s we approach this year’s Thanksgiving, the old song about this time of year that for most of my life didn’t seem to fit might actually apply this year. You know the song with its words, “Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go ...” This year we might actually have snow — doubtfully enough for a horse-drawn sleigh or that many of us have those any more, but the early snow might put us in more of a mood for Thanksgiving.

Pastor Column-Come hear from Jesus, ‘the least of these’

I’m on journal No. 139, which means I’ve been at it a long time. My journal is my friend, my confidant, my confessor, the one who reflects back so I can see who I am. Needless to say, it is for my eyes only.