Articles by: Dr. Glenn Mollette

Column: Easter 2021 – America is ready for a Resurrection

Column: Easter 2021 – America is ready for a Resurrection

The followers of Jesus believed in his resurrection because they saw him alive after he was dead. They had a powerful testimony of firsthand evidence seen with their own eyes. Mary Magdalene saw Jesus first. In John’s gospel chapter 20:14-16 we have the recorded appearance. “Jesus said to her, Mary! She turned and said to him ‘Rabboni’ which is to say teacher.” Jesus next appeared to Mary the mother of James, Salome and Joanna. They were on their way to tell the disciples that an angel had told them Jesus had risen when he appeared before them. He greeted them and the women took hold of his feet and worshipped him. (Matthew 28:9) As with Mary Magdalene these three women also touched Jesus. Jesus appeared to Peter. “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” (Luke 24:34) This was a private appearance and occasion where Jesus reassured Peter. Peter had earlier denied him. Later on Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They had lost hope in Jesus and were leaving Jerusalem. They were not expecting Jesus to rise. Jesus approached them and began traveling with them. Luke 24:13-16. Jesus’ last appearance on Easter Sunday was to the disciples with Thomas absent. It took place in the upper room in which Jesus had instituted the Lord’s Supper. It is recorded in Luke’s and John’s gospel. Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” And when he had said this, he showed them both his hands and his side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” There were other appearances of Jesus later as recorded in the scriptures but these were the five appearances on Easter. The followers of Jesus were terrified. They had been hiding behind closed doors. They thought they could be arrested and crucified at any time, just like Jesus. Seeing Jesus alive turned their lives around completely. They were so empowered they went out to dynamically proclaim that Jesus had risen. Their message brought hope to a scared and hopeless society. Last Easter most of the world sat behind closed doors for fear of Covid-19. Many church doors around the world were closed in fear. This Easter will be different as millions have received their vaccinations and are feeling hopeful. Most houses of worship will be open and many will go to church this Easter. It probably will not be like “before” Covid-19 as many have yet to be vaccinated and still will not feel safe to venture out. America and the world have been down emotionally. Sickness, death, business failures and our Covid lifestyles have taken a lot out of us. We want to live again. Easter is about life, new life. If you possibly can, get up, get out and celebrate life this Easter, safely. America is ready for a resurrection. Contact Dr. Glenn Mollette at [email protected] Learn more at www.glennmollette.com. Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of exploreClarion.com.
by · April 4, 2021 · Local News, News
Column: Blue or Merry Holiday Season?

Column: Blue or Merry Holiday Season?

Now is the time to develop your plan for avoiding a blue holiday season and having a merry holiday season. I love Elvis' song Blue Christmas, but I don't want to have one. However, In the best of times holiday blues strike most people. FULL ARTICLE
by · November 22, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: George Floyd, Protestor Violence – How to Solve All of This

Column: George Floyd, Protestor Violence – How to Solve All of This

The death of George Floyd at the hands of police should never have happened.  It was murder and a dark moment in America. FULL ARTICLE
by · June 6, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: COVID-19 & Mother’s Day

Column: COVID-19 & Mother’s Day

I wish mom were still here so I could take her out to Sunday dinner. The problem with Sunday dinner this Mother's Day is that most of the restaurants either won't be open yet or operating under new guidelines.  FULL ARTICLE
by · May 5, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: No Easter for America?

Column: No Easter for America?

Because of COVID-19, many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter, April 12, 2020. FULL ARTICLE
by · April 12, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: Covid-19 and Churches Shaking Hands?

Column: Covid-19 and Churches Shaking Hands?

In the old days, church pastors frowned on their church members staying home to watch television preachers Rex Humbard, Jerry Falwell, or Robert Schuller. The sick and the very elderly were typically pardoned, but that was as far as grace was extended. FULL ARTICLE
by · March 28, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: Coronavirus, Taking Life for Granted

Column: Coronavirus, Taking Life for Granted

The Coronavirus is a pandemic that most of us don't understand, but we are learning. FULL ARTICLE
by · March 21, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: Healthcare – This Feeling Has to Change

Column: Healthcare – This Feeling Has to Change

Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don't have to go the hospital. FULL ARTICLE
by · March 7, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: Nursing Home Care – A National Issue

Column: Nursing Home Care – A National Issue

About 1.5 million American seniors now live in nursing homes. Seventy percent (70%) of them rely on Medicaid to pay the bill, which means they are low-income or have otherwise spent down their assets. FULL ARTICLE
by · February 23, 2020 · Local News, News
Column: Change Social Security

Column: Change Social Security

How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. FULL ARTICLE
by · February 16, 2020 · Local News, News