EDITOR: I respectfully dispute the notion that Christian virtue would be to shed evidence of one's faith to avoid giving offense. The Apostle Paul had no such scruples about giving offense, and in fact, he boldly proclaimed a message he termed "the offense of the Gospel" at every opportunity. In the case of our SSU student-volunteer ("SSU apologizes to student," July 9), a seeker noticing the cross might ask to know more. With that possibility in mind, to wear the symbol of one's faith would be a decided virtue.


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See the artifacts

The History Museum will host a reception at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24 to open an exhibit on the time capsule buried in 1968 in downtown Santa Rosa. It includes a presentation by an anthropologist on the contents of the time capsule and a screening of the film “Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of All the Earth.”

The City of Santa Rosa will celebrate its 150th birthday on Sept. 8 with a celebration in Old Courthouse Square, including the burial of a new time capsule. Details can be viewed at santarosacity150.com.