Islam: The Missing Piece

(This originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning page 12) by Cody Lorance The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of thousands of unsuspecting people, have prompted widespread attitudes of anxiety and skepticism toward the obscure teachings of Islam. It seems many people are just no longer comfortable being ignorant of a religion that was used by some of its followers as a warrant for crashing … Continue reading

Adventure in Ezzoland

(This originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning page 8) In Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Alice meets Humpty Dumpty and begins a rather frustrating conversation with him over the correct meaning of words. During their conversation, Humpty Dumpty uses the word glory in a way that has no relationship to its dictionary definition. When challenged by Alice on his misuse of this … Continue reading

Camping With Gwen or Will the True Remnant Please Stand Up?

(This originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal) In 1956, CBS launched the television game show To Tell the Truth. It ran weekly until 1968, at which time it went into syndication. The popular program has been revived from time to time—the latest incarnation was hosted by John O’Hurley (of Seinfeld fame). For those who are unfamiliar with the program, the To Tell … Continue reading