Sunday, June 20, we celebrated Father's Day, but the sad thing about it is there are a lot of fathers who don't take this title very seriously.
The crucifixion of Jesus was one of the most horrendous happening in the history of mankind, yet it showed the world the love God has for mankind (John 3:16).
Recently I saw a commercial from an insurance company that indicated you can create your own policy and kind of name your own price.
I don't remember the exact words I spoke, but very quickly one of my nephews exclaimed, "Uh oh, Uncle Brad, you have to give up your 'man card.'"
Happy Father's Day! Those words are echoing through the community all morning, accompanied with breakfast in bed (Cheerio's with chocolate milk, burnt toast and hand drawn pictures of adolescent abstract art, rendered by a future Picasso) or, perhaps, with a slender box containing the world's ugliest tie. In an earlier era, when school electives carried a higher value and priority, one might receive the odd handcrafted ceramic ashtray (emphasis on the word "odd").
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).
Have you bought your iPad yet? I have to admit that mine still safely resides at a store somewhere. For that matter, I don't even have an iPod yet. How backwards is that?
We moved into our present house around nine years ago. We have a circular driveway that is concrete close to the house but asphalt on both sides as it gets closer to the road coming into our cul-de-sac.
With the advent of summer, many churches in and around Liberty County are having vacation Bible schools.
A few weeks back, one of our older gentlemen at the church dropped by the church.
It really was amazing how it happened. I'm not sure what he did to change. But when I was about 15 years old my dad was not very smart. He had all kinds of beliefs and rules that were old fashioned and foolish. I even got to the point that I prayed that he would get smarter and more up to date. It only took about 10 years, but that is actually what happened. By the time I was 25 he was one of the smartest men I knew. And he had not even gone to school. He just ...
While some churches tend to scale back on activities during the summer months, Live Oak Church of God in Hinesville has a variety of upcoming events planned.
Many of us remember the TV commercial about the elderly woman who was alone, fell in her home and "couldn't get up." She found herself in a bad situation. We all remember the woman's cry for help: "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up."
If you have ever hiked through a wooded area you understand, "following the path."
Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." During this Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who have given their lives for us. I know that we, as a nation, have often debated the merits of a particular war. The reasons for conflict have been many and varied.
Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln offered his second inaugural address. (That's 150 years, by the way.) Contemporary scholars call it one of his most eloquent speeches, noting he needed only 10 minutes to offer profound thoughts on war, race and faith in God.
The challenges of being a Muslim in Britain and Canada have been magnified in recent weeks with reports identifying a British-educated ISIS member as "Jihadi Johnny" and a Canadian mall allegedly being targeted for an al-Shabab attack.
Shortly before the release of the film "Son of God" in 2014, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey visited Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. During a speech to the students at the Christian university, Burnett, an accomplished television producer, discussed the opposition the married couple felt when they started pitching a miniseries based on the Bible.
March 1 is St. David’s Day. It’s a very big day in Wales.
Christina Levasheff believed medicine would keep her son well. But when doctors offered no answer for Krabbe's Leukodystrophy, the genetic disease that was destroying her toddler's brain cells, she and her husband went to their knees.
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.
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.
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.
Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.
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.
What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?
It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?
"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Matthew 26:41 (KJV)
Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.
Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."