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Work brings satisfaction

This coming Sunday evening, our church embarks on what is the largest and most important outreach activity that we do every year. It is called vacation Bible school.

June 03, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Don't forget the Lord's Day

In our country, we have just observed Memorial Day. It is fitting to remember all those who have served to make sure freedom can be enjoyed, and to remember those who have given their very lives for that freedom.

June 02, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What this story about 10 bridesmaids teaches us about Jesus' return

The story of the ten virgins has always been one of my favorites Jesus told. I love the symbolism and especially the comparison it makes to our day.

June 02, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


University of Miami will soon welcome a scholar of atheism

The University of Miami will soon launch its search for a scholar of atheism, humanism and secularism after a $2.2 million donation paved the way for the nation's first academic chair for the study of nonbelief.

June 01, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Kids run this school and the results will surprise you

School is usually a place where adults are in charge and kids are expected to follow. Adults make the rules, adults make the consequences and adults are the leaders.

June 01, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


5 ways sacred music can heal you

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul." — Unknown

June 01, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Detour: Life under construction

One thing we can count on is that life will have some detours. I don't care how much you know or think you may know, or how much experience you have in life, you will have detours.

May 31, 2016 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Life isn't fair, but there's a big reason for hope

When teenagers lament, "But that's not fair!" parents often retort, "Well, life isn't fair."

May 31, 2016 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why don't more Americans ask faith leaders for advice?

Andrea Revethis left her six-hour marriage prep class on May 14 feeling grateful and excited. She hadn't necessarily planned on taking relationship advice from Catholic leaders when she envisioned her dream wedding, but friends had encouraged her to give the Pre-Cana program a try.

May 31, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


5 ways to prepare for Jesus' return

Christians around the world have waited for the glorious return of Jesus Christ for millennia. The Bible says no man knows and not even the angels know the time of Jesus' coming. But when Saint Paul spoke to the Thessalonians, he said children of light will know the season.

May 31, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


A man braved four lanes of traffic to save the life of a stranger

Odis Banks was on his way to pay a bill when his day had a sudden turn of events. After waiting for five minutes in a turning lane to turn into the parking lot, he heard honking, and yelling from several drivers to “Get out the way.” The horns and comments were directed toward a white truck that was stopped in the middle of traffic.

May 30, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


What happens after you die will surprise you

Because we are living, breathing beings, we all will die one day. Death is a fact of life that even the smart and rich will experience. It is inevitable.

May 30, 2016 | Tiffany Fletcher FamilyShare | Faith


Transformational Christianity draws others to the light

After Jesus Christ's resurrection and ascension, the New Testament church was born with Spirit-filled believers who were being transformed.

May 28, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Memorial Day is also a call for action

Our choir sings a song that I find so powerful. It is titled, "We Will Remember."

May 27, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Good memories will last longer than your lifetime

God has blessed man with a great ability. It serves one most all his or her life. It is the memory.

May 26, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Even forgiven sins can have consequences

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.

June 24, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Who is most important in your life?

Love for family is taught in God's word, and must be practiced. However, love for God must come first.

June 23, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Q&A: How the relationship between African-American churches and social justice activism is evolving

Marla Frederick once wanted to be a lawyer. But in college, she fell in love with discussing religion, reveling in opportunities to debate with her ...

June 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Recognize spiritual and biological fathers

Society holds mothers in high esteem, and rightfully so. But it sometimes overlooks the very important role fathers play. Fathers are special, too, and they ...

June 21, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


5 ways to deal with extroverts at church when you are an introvert

The phrase “Better a man should be considered a fool than to open his mouth and remove all doubt” was probably referencing an extrovert from ...

June 21, 2016 | Lydia Taggart FamilyShare Publisher | Faith


House honors Liberty native

Helen Scott, a McIntosh community elder who turned 90 in December, was honored March 22 at the Georgia Capitol when state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway ...

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Fathers become endangered species

There are 62 animals and plants on Georgia's list of endangered species.

June 20, 2016 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


How one journalist exposed the unbelievable origin of 'The Gospel of Jesus' Wife'

It took trips to Germany and Florida, an interpreter, dozens of phone calls, lessons on spotting forgery and a very persistent journalist, but the mystery ...

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Orlando shooting illustrates how ISIS affects communities around the world

The Orlando nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIS before his killing spree. And yet officials and the man's father think he had ...

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite objections

President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday morning for the fourth time during his presidency. The White House didn't allow press coverage ...

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


A father's faith: How modern dads pass on their religious traditions

Modern fatherhood can be at once exciting and overwhelming. Family scholars are questioning old assumptions about how dads should interact with their kids, and dozens ...

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jesus represents what is holy and right

Matthew 5:11 says, "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me."

June 18, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Prayer leads children to Christ

By the time you read this, I will have returned from my second trip to Haiti in the last two years. I have been honored ...

June 17, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Jesus gave greatest example of living for God

Christ was different from men; he was totally submissive to God.

June 16, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How rising interest rates can help the economy and consumers

Interest rates could soon begin to climb. And, odd as it may sound, this could ultimately prove a net positive for the typical American consumer.

June 15, 2016 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


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