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Bert Williams

lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is editor for Christian Record Services for the Blind.

Currents

​What we owe to those who have gone before

People tend to think it’s important to be current. Being current beats being obsolete, deteriorated, or senile. If you are current, you are engaged, contemporary, in touch.

Or perhaps not.

There’s another meaning to the word. It’s what happens in a river, an ocean, or the sky. Currents are everywhere, in natural environments, and also wherever there are people. Being part of a human current may be a good thing.

Or, again, perhaps not.

A Deadly Current

I used to live in a coastal town on Vancouver Island, just west of Canada’s mainland. Fishing, logging, and mining are key industries there. Being a church …

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