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Living life to higher standards

Last week I talked a little about Coach John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach at UCLA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The reason I had Coach on my mind was that I was reading a book about him and the seven principles by which he lived his life.

February 22, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You can learn the word of God in music

"This World is Not My Home" is a song from which we need to learn a lesson.

February 22, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Gumbranch pastor happy church is doing great things

It's a new year and a time for new goals, programs and relationships. Since October 2007, Pastor David Daus, an Indiana native, has served as pastor of Gumbranch Baptist Church. He said he is excited about the things happening at the church and the far-reaching impact members have on their community.

February 21, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God wants us to be real

Writing this column is always a joy for me. I consider it a privilege to share the gospel with others, and I do not take it lightly when people take the time to listen to what I have to say. As a result, I am thrilled when I receive feedback regarding something I have written or shared. It lets me know that people understand what I am saying and that it has touched their life in some way.

February 21, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


That time of year to talk about love

This weekend could be considered Valentine's weekend with Valentine's Day right around the corner.

February 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants to be first for everyone

When God gave the Ten Commandments to man, he made it plain that nothing was to come before him.

February 14, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Seek the Lord's kingdom in life

If you read my column regularly, you realize that I enjoy basketball a great deal. I have played, coached, refereed and watched since I was about 6 years old. When you speak of basketball coaches, no matter the level, one name stands above all of the rest: John Wooden.

February 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Minister conference draws animated crowd

Once again, clergy members came from every corner of Georgia and nearby states - some even traveled from as far away as New York - for the Annual Ministers' Conference of the General Missionary Baptist Convention last week in Macon.

February 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Don't talk yourself out of going to church

I hear it all the time: "I am spiritual. I just don't go to church." Or, "I believe in God. I just can't handle how church people act." They are some of the most common explanations people offer to me when I ask them about their spiritual lives. Another version of this is: "Why do I need to go to church? God loves me as I am. I can worship Him (Actually, they seldom use that phrase.) and I can experience Him anywhere."

February 14, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Correspondent | Faith


Make the most important decision of your life

There was a time when I could eat anything, at any time and lots of it, without any repercussions at all. In high school, I probably consumed 3,000 or more calories a day during basketball season.

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When caring means more

Recently, my wife and I went out to eat at a restaurant in the Savannah area. After being seated, the waitress said to us, "Today, I am going to be taking care of you."

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has the answers for you

Man, it seems, has always been looking for answers since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to get an answer to the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.

February 07, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Military background helps pastor train men of God

Pastor Richard Williams Jr. served 29 years training soldiers in the military. Now he is training men and women for the kingdom of God.

February 07, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Black History Month, church participation intertwined

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson started National Negro History Week to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and notable achievements. This action led to what we currently celebrate as Black History Month.

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Everyone wins with Souper Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers fans will be drawn together tonight thanks, in part, to the legendary smorgasbords that have come to be associated with Super Bowl parties. At gatherings around the country, sports enthusiasts will huddle around wide-screen televisions, savoring pizza, nachos and wings along with every last play in the big game.

February 07, 2011 | Frenchi Jones | Faith


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What’s so special about Pope Francis?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a Christian ethicist and self-described “Christian socialist,” has tackled the controversy of Pope Francis’ first two years in a lengthy and unapologetically personal essay for The New Republic.

March 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Global theologians rally around death-row inmate, call for clemency

The impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has an international audience. Her transformation from convicted murderer to budding theologian is inspiring blogs, outcries from religious leaders and a social media hashtag.

March 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jewish Purim celebration spans world, includes DUI caution

Beginning at sundown Wednesday Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim, commemorating their deliverance from an evil Persian civil servant who'd plotted their destruction.

March 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.

March 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Choose Christ in all things

In my youthful 41 years on Earth, I've found that my present situations or problems always give the appearance of being larger than life.

March 03, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith


This grieving mom gets a huge surprise when she hears her name on the radio



What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?

March 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Gators, crawfish and snakes: The Loopholes of Lent

It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?

March 01, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


Watch your T’s in order to live better with God

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

February 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don’t complain – praise God instead

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.

February 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Work together to honor God

Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."

February 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


4 easy ways to detect lies



Have you ever had the feeling you were being lied to? Well, your instincts were probably right.

February 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Did you know dishonesty can affect your health?



Have you ever been lied to?

February 25, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Learn to take yourself less seriously — because God does

Funny things happen in churches. People do funny things, and sometimes funny things just happen.

February 24, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn | Faith


This boxing commercial delivers an unexpected punch



When confronted with danger, it can be hard to see the big picture.

February 24, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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