COMMENTARY: May we find a way to dwell in unity with each other

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bill on Sharia law waste of Delaware’s time

On Dec. 15, 1791, these simple words became that law of the land in here in America: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Following God’s way leads to better society

This is in response to the Rev. Cameron Swain’s “A Letter to God” which appeared in the May 18 edition of the Delaware State News. Sir, you are right on target. We reap what we sow. We threw God out of our lives and then we wonder why He does not assist us. It does […]

COMMENTARY: Being April Fools for following Christ

No one wants to be called a “fool.” In American Sign Language the sign for “fool” looks like a person (represented by a forefinger) being struck with a fist of the other hand. Indeed, fools might be considered fortunate if only their egos are bruised. The word “fool” conjures up images of weakness, gullibility, and […]

Former Delaware priest charged in decades-old child rape case

  DOVER — Delaware prosecutors for the first time have brought criminal child molestation charges against a Catholic priest. An indictment issued by a grand jury Monday charges 76-year-old John A. Sarro with first-degree unlawful sexual intercourse and second-degree unlawful sexual contact. The charges involve a girl who was under the age of 16. Sarro […]

Merry Christmas: Real Meaning of the Great Day

Editor’s note: The following Christmas message appeared in the Delaware State News in December 1931. In researching the early years of the Delaware State News, we found a reprint of it in the Wilmington Morning News. For more on Christmas editions past, see today’s “From the Editor” column. For the Delaware State News, 1931 For […]

COMMENTARY: Healing the reproach of women

During the Advent season we often study the life of John The Baptist and his godly parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth. During her pregnancy with this holy child, Elizabeth exclaimed, “Thus, the Lord has done for me in the days when he looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.” (Luke 1:25). What was […]

New head of the Episcopal Church in Delaware to be ordained

DOVER — The last time the head of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Delaware stepped down, it took 17 ballots across multiple days to elect a successor. This time around, only five ballots and a few hours were required. Kevin Brown, formerly the rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte, North Carolina, […]

COMMENTARY: Saving Noah’s Ark – The Endangered Species Act

At a recent hearing on Capitol Hill on the Endangered Species Act, it was clear that some legislators in the room were either not familiar with the story of Noah’s Ark or didn’t see its wisdom. The authors and signers of the Endangered Species Act created legislation that serves as a modern day ark to […]

COMMENTARY: What is a Christian’s role in government?

Last year I was given the honor of being selected by Nicole Theis of the Delaware Family Policy Council to attend the Statesmen Academy in Arizona. (Special note to taxpayers: Not one penny of your tax dollars paid for this trip.) One of the speakers, Dr. Wayne Grudem, spoke about why Christians should influence politics […]