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Hensley: The '22 Olympics are coming to a close (in case you missed it)

Doug Hensley's column looks at the end of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games and wonders why they didn't seem to be a big deal → Read More

Hensley: One more reason to be careful when using social media

Doug Hensley's column looks at recent statistics from the Federal Trade Commission and the growing amount of fraud taking place on social media → Read More

Hensley: Union gold, treasure hunters and going round and round with the FBI

Doug Hensley's column examines the ongoing case of two treasure hunters and their quest to for not only a treasure but for government transparency → Read More

Hensley: Good news: Government says it won't secretly obtain reporters' records

Doug Hensley's column looks at a recent Department of Justice announcement that it will no longer secretly obtain reporters' records → Read More

Hensley: In praise of moms who are just a phone call away

Doug Hensley's column celebrates Mother's Day with a look back at his mom's presence and influence in his life → Read More

Hensley: Football, health care heroes and the true meaning of Christmas

Doug Hensley column looks back at Christmas past with recollections of working on the holiday then and working on the holiday now → Read More

Hensley: Student debt and the ongoing discussion to forgive it

Doug Hensley column looks at the issue of student debt and wonders about the wisdom of not requiring people to pay back any amount → Read More

Hensley: Too many people in the US are hungry right now

Doug Hensley column looks at the issue of hunger in the United States, which has become more pronounced across the country in aftermath of pandemic → Read More

Hensley: Being grateful, even in the most difficult of times

Doug Hensley column looks for reasons to be grateful as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches in what has been a most challenging year → Read More

Hensley: Ministry journey has truly been a long, winding road

"Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait." From "A Psalm of Life," Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe journey began almost seven years ago, although its seeds were planted a few years before. There was this chapter of life that went something like this:Called to ministry. Disbelief. Shock. Surprise. Checking with God. "You… → Read More

Hensley: Reflections on Veterans Day

Both of my grandfathers served in World War II. On my father’s side of the family, my granddad fought in Europe and, when prompted, would share war → Read More

Hensley: Sept. 11 anniversary should be annual reminder of all we hold dear

This week, Americans will, hopefully, remember and reflect on the somber anniversary of Sept. 11.Wednesday will not be one of the milestone anniversaries, → Read More

Hensley: No one looks forward to jury duty, but that doesn't make it any less important

The letter arrived a month or so ago, bearing the news that my presence would be required at the local Municipal Court for jury duty. It’s the → Read More

Hensley: Working through challenging barbecue problems one meal at a time

Spending the previous week at a Kansas City-area theological school seemed to be as good a time and place as any to wrestle with one of life’s → Read More

Hensley: With children halfway around the world, this is a Father's Day unlike any other

The kids are in Africa. There’s a sentence I never thought I would type, especially in a Father’s Day column. But it’s true, → Read More

Hensley: For the love of blueberry muffins: 50 Yard Line has long been special

I am holding out hope that someone with a savvy business plan as well as an affinity for cheese rolls and blueberry muffins sees what a treasure the 50 → Read More

Hensley: Running on empty and assorted misadventures from the life of a would-be runner

As you read this, I’m trying to recover from Saturday’s Willie McCool half-marathon, a bit of self-inflicted punishment that I hopefully → Read More

Hensley: Tech should receive substantial fundraising lift from Red Raiders' NCAA run

That was more than a national championship basketball game we all watched last Monday night, and from the looks of major roadways around 9 p.m., it seemed → Read More

Hensley: Community advisory board members play key role shaping voice of paper

A few odds and ends from the opinion corner.We’re grateful for local people who have agreed to be a part of our community advisory boards. → Read More

Hensley: Covering loss should never come across as being easy for people in the media

I don’t think there is anything worse than sudden, unexpected, inexplicable loss. A season of loss is never good, whether it’s a detour to → Read More