GROWING OLDER

March 1, 2014 in Growing Older, The Question by David Waters

What is the best advice you’ve ever given or gotten about growing older?

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GALILEE MEMORIAL GARDENS

February 5, 2014 in Galilee Memorial Gardens, The Question by David Waters

The state is taking legal action against Galilee Memorial Gardens cemetery in Bartlett. Accusations include placing several caskets in the same grave and crushing coffins to create space for the multiple burials. What are the moral and ethical implications?

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QUOTES THAT INSPIRE US

January 28, 2014 in Inspiring quotes, The Question by David Waters

What non-Scriptural quote most inspires you?

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UTILITY CUTOFFS

January 22, 2014 in The Question, Utility Cutoffs by David Waters

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is developing new policies about cutting off utilities to multifamily rental properties. Is this an ethical or moral matter? Are there times when utilities should never be cut off — for example, during particularly cold or hot weather, or to homes with elderly or small children?

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MEMPHIS BUYS AUTOZONE PARK

January 12, 2014 in AutoZone Park, The Question by David Waters

Should the City of Memphis buy AutoZone Park?

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DECLINING SOCIAL TRUST

December 16, 2013 in Declining Social Trust, Featured Question of the Week, The Question by David Waters

In God we trust, but what about each other?
 
According to the most recent General Social Survey, which has measured our trust in each other since 1972, only a third of Americans say most people can be trusted. That’s the lowest level yet, down from 50% in 1972.
 
Trust – or lack of it – was also cited as the primary reason Memphis voters rejected a slight sale tax increase to fund pre-K for all at-risk 4-year-olds in Memphis.
 
Some sociologists attribute our decline in trust to a decline in civic engagement – we’re spending more time alone at home or in our digital cocoons. Others attribute it to growing income inequality that is creating more haves and more have-nots.
 
Do you think most people can be trusted? Why or why not? To what do you attribute our decline in trust? What can/should we do about it?
 
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NELSON MANDELA 1918-2013

December 5, 2013 in Nelson Mandela, The Question by David Waters

Your thoughts on his life and legacy?

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FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

December 5, 2013 in Favorite Holiday Traditions, The Question by David Waters

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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SHOPPING ON THANKSGIVING

November 25, 2013 in Thanksgiving shopping, The Question by David Waters

Thanksgiving Day is the new Black Friday. Some stores are now opening at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning; Many are opening that evening. Thanksgiving Day parades have become a series of floating promotions. Football games and ads fill the airwaves.
 
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MEMPHIS PRE-K

November 18, 2013 in Memphis Pre-K, The Question by David Waters

Memphis voters will be asked Thursday to approve a half-cent sales tax increase.  Most of the money raised by the tax increase would be used to provide 5,000 additional pre-K seats for 4-year-olds within the city limits.

Do you support the referendum and why? What role should churches and other faith-based organizations play in providing early childhood education, especially to ‘at risk’ children?

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