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New Friendship Baptist pastor has a vision

Pastor Joseph Michael Morgan is a native of Shamrock, Fla., but grew up in Liberty County - and now, he is pastoring in his home area.

August 20, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Bibles and booze mix Sunday mornings at iconic Florida bar

PERDIDO KEY, Fla. - On a balmy Sunday morning at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, barkeeps set up their stations as churchgoers filtered in under a Jack Daniels banner.

August 20, 2012 | Melissa Nelson-Gabriel The Associated Press | Faith

Learning how to repent to God

Joel 2:12-17: "But even now," says the Lord, "repent sincerely and return to me with fasting and weeping and mourning. Let your broken heart show your sorrow; tearing your clothes is not enough. Come back to the Lord your God. He is kind and full of mercy; he is patient and keeps his promise; he is always ready to forgive and not punish. Perhaps the Lord your God will change his mind and bless you with abundant crops. Then you can offer him grain and wine. Blow the trumpet on Mount Zion; give orders for a fast and call ...

August 14, 2012 | Pastor Alan Darsey Guest columnist | Faith

American Sikhs a small, misunderstood community

Ever since they arrived in the U.S. as farmers and lumber mill workers in the late 19th century, Sikhs have struggled with how little Americans knew about the faith.

August 13, 2012 | Rachel Zoll The Associated Press | Faith

Sinclair Thorne takes on new assignment

July 15 marked the official beginning of a new assignment for Dr. Sinclair Thorne.

August 13, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Give a fish a stomach ache

When we were children in Sunday school, we heard the story of Jonah, which centered on a disobedient prophet who was swallowed by a big fish while trying to make a getaway. When adults told us that story, maybe they hoped we would be impressed by the scary cost of disobedience and not even think about disobeying our parents and teachers, let alone God.

August 07, 2012 | Dr. Peggy Rayman Guest columnist | Faith

New Bible translation is written like a Hollywood screenplay

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It's written like a screenplay.

August 07, 2012 | By Travis Loller The Associated Press | Faith

Event to honor community servant

Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has spent most of his life as a servant to his church and community. He started serving at a young age, and the years have not dampened his enthusiasm for helping others.

August 06, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

Set yourself free through God

"So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed."- John 8:36

July 31, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Poll: Many people don’t relate to Romney’s faith

WASHINGTON - Most of America doesn't relate to Mitt Romney's religion, but that may not matter in his race against President Barack Obama.

July 30, 2012 | By Jennifer Agiesta The Associated Press | Faith

Jones Creek Baptist pastor also an author

Pastor Dr. Dennis Patterson has been a pastor for just a few months, but he is not new to the ministry.

July 30, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

The art of the sincere apology requires humility in us

How many of us, while trying to apologize, have run smack into a stone wall?

July 24, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

Don’t give up on good work

"Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6: 8-9

July 24, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith

Volunteers give life to outreach programs

They are reaching back and helping the community. Every summer, members of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church volunteer their time to assist with two of the church's outreach programs.

July 23, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith

What we overhear can be problems common to everyone

Many of us "people watchers" have an interest in what others are living, doing and, maybe most of all, going through in their lives. Many of us do that for good reason; we are facing issues ourselves, and we feel like "why is this happening to me?" or "What am I going to do?" or "I feel so lost and alone, and no one really cares."

July 17, 2012 | John Scherer Columnist | Faith

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Be thankful to God, bless his name

We hear the expression "God Bless America" or "God bless you" often and that's good but it's time for America and us, as ...

November 30, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Jr. Columnist | Faith

The most grateful religions in America, in one chart

Most religious believers tend to be grateful every week, according to the Pew Research Center, which published a chart last Tuesday that showed the percentage ...

November 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Savannah Waycross AME District sets symposium

Each year, the Savannah Waycross District of the Georgia Annual Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church gathers for the ...

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Faith groups react to efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the U.S.

One day after more than two dozen governors announced they would bar Syrian refugees from living in their states, leaders from a variety of faith ...

November 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100.

November 25, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Gifted musician serves two churches

The Rev. Victor Brewton Sr. is a native of Evans County. He serves as pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ludowici, as well as ...

November 24, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

5 tips for digitizing photos

There is nothing more heartbreaking for us than to talk to someone who has spent hours and dollars digitizing their photo collection, only to find ...

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith

Fighting the "Word Thief" — Life Writing with Dementia

My father is undergoing a heroic struggle. (“Heroic is a bit strong,” he says, “but I am enjoying it.”)

November 24, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor FamilyShare | Faith

Churches should involve young adults

"Then he said to them, 'The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out ...

November 23, 2015 | By the Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith

Professor’s explanation of why we shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush goes viral again

One year later, a professor’s call to not paint all Muslims with the same brush stroke is making headlines again.

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

Want to date someone who shares your faith? There's an app for that

Online dating is often awkward, but young Muslim singles in America may have it worse than most.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

Psst … there’s already a religious test for Syrian refugees

After a group of attackers spread terror across Paris last week, there’s been some debate among politicians about whether or not to allow Syrian ...

November 23, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith

A man for all seasons of the heart

Thomas Moore has a new book out.

November 23, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith

U.S. Catholic leaders approve new plan to address pornography

Catholic leaders adopted a more proactive approach to pornography use during this week's fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

November 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

17 surprising similarities between Muslims and Christians

There are some well-known differences between Muslims and Christians. Muslims study the holy Quran, do not believe Jesus was divine or that He died on ...

November 21, 2015 | Emily Christensen FamilyShare | Faith

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