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Plow-burning faith can change the world

"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...

January 12, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


How to live a selfless life through God

Mankind, in general, is selfish. We want what we want now, and we think we deserve it.

January 10, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Depend on Jesus to help you change

Have you written your first check yet this year?

January 09, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Like Solomon, go to God's word for wisdom

James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

January 08, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Recent incidents reveal man's sinful nature

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. – Romans 13:1-2 (ESV)

January 05, 2015 | By Bishop Kevin L. Betton Columnist | Faith


Even when a joyous season is stressful, there remains reason to sing

"How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?"

December 30, 2014 | Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Keeping Christ in Christmas, recognizing God's gift

"Then the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus'" (Luke 1:30-31 NKJV).

December 23, 2014 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith


Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Dealing with gifts of lives' difficulties

We did it - we have finally reached the last month of the year.

December 16, 2014 | By Rev. Ashley Morris Columnist | Faith


Do you know where you are going?

The other day, I glanced up at a sign at a business that read, "We all go somewhere, make sure you get there."

December 13, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't settle for less with the Lord

The day after Thanksgiving, we began our Christmas decorating. It always is my job to get everything down from the attic, put the tree up and put lights on it. My wife does most of the rest. I put a few decorations near the top, including "the topper." Any outside decorations usually are my responsibilities, too.

December 12, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 2

Last week, we began studying about the crown God offers to all and how to achieve the goal of receiving the crown.

December 11, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Ludowici deacon honored at convention

Deacon Lamar Tillman was recognized as layman of the year during the 114th annual session of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia Inc. on Nov. 12 in Atlanta.

December 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Faith


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Sacred spaces: How separating the sacred from the secular gives meaning for the faithful and outside

Couples murmur as they pass sculptures and paintings. Maps rustle and camera shutters click. A father whispers to his young daughter about what's on ...

September 29, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Trust the Lord with all your heart

We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. (Heb 11:6).

September 29, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Researchers study how routine 'date nights' impact married couples — here are the results

Just how important is it for couples to go out on routine date nights?

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why this theologian is warning about a change to Bible language

Some of the changes made in the latest — and final — edition of the English Standard Version Bible are creating some controversy among those who see ...

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Famed Christian author: Trump 'stands against everything Christianity believes'

Christian author Philip Yancey recently issued a harsh rebuke of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying the businessman "stands against everything Christianity believes."

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Mike Pence reveals how he once walked away from his faith — and discusses praying with Trump

Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence revealed that he once walked away from his Christian faith before later rediscovering it in college.

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Prominent theologian says secularism, not religion, is set to decline — but is he correct?

Prominent pastor and theologian Timothy Keller has written a new book that targets skeptical people who have some serious questions about Christianity.

September 29, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Christian rapper's tweet about Kaepernick and recent police shootings stirs controversy

Popular Christian rapper Lecrae — a performer who has been increasingly vocal about police brutality and race relations of late — is once again speaking out.

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


The incredibly touching moment 400 students serenaded a cancer-stricken teacher with hymns

A cancer-stricken teacher died just days after hundreds of students showed up outside of his home to serenade him with Christian worship music.

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Does holding prejudiced views against Muslims, gays or women make someone a 'bad person'?

Does holding prejudiced views automatically make someone a bad person?

September 28, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


World-famous exorcist dies at age 91 — here's his story

A world-famous priest who served as one of Rome's most sought after exorcists for more than 30 years has died.

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Divorce and the 'structure of family life' impact religious devotion, study finds

Americans raised by divorced parents are less likely to be religiously affiliated later in life, according to a new survey from PRRI and Religion News ...

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


There's yet another twist in this public school lawsuit over a live nativity

An ongoing legal battle over a live nativity scene in a public high school's 2014 Christmas show just took another intriguing turn.

September 27, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Where is compassion?

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

September 26, 2016 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Famous Christian singer worries about the impact of entertainment on youths — so he's taking action

Popular Christian singer Luke Smallbone believes that too many people today are being negatively affected by the entertainment they're consuming.

September 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


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