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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


Young author looks to bring people to God

In a lot of ways Retha Rowe is like any other high school junior: She likes to hang out with her friends, she likes to sing, likes to play the guitar and she likes dancing with her Wii.

February 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Faith


Repent to change your mind and ways

A little more than a month ago, I happened to be in the Atlanta area on Christmas day, celebrating with my dad. And it snowed!

January 31, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A look at Heaven from God's book

The Bible is a one of the great blessings mankind has been given. It covers the entire spectrum of man's life.

January 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Losing is -- and is not -- everthing

Like many of you, I have a favorite professional football team, and then I have teams that are my next favorites and then those I enjoy seeing lose.

January 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Old church has a new pastor

One of the oldest churches in Liberty County, the Walthourville Baptist Church, was founded in 1809 as the North Newport Baptist Church.

January 31, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Is that a rock in your hand?

Our society seems to like people being exposed. Television shows and tabloids grow as they parade the darkest sins of people in front of us.

January 31, 2011 | By Rev. Rich Wright Columnist | Faith


Remember God, He will remember you

Today is a special day in my family. It is my daughter-in-law's birthday. In fact, it is her first birthday as my daughter-in-law.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't fear a life of transformation

I recently finished a book that indicated Christians are no different from non-Christians except that Christians have the hope of eternal life.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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God has given us everyting needed for salvation

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…" (John 3:16).

September 03, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


As Rome honors Martin Luther, Catholics and Protestants enjoy thaw

Nearly 500 years after a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther famously broke with the Vatican by nailing a list of grievances to a German ...

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


Compromise could fix Kentucky's wedding license feud, but the Supreme Court is not yet ready to deci

When the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June that same-sex marriage was a constitutional right, dissenting opinion author Chief Justice John Roberts ...

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


90 years later, 'Scopes Monkey Trial' resonates with evolution's supporters, critics

Nine decades after a Tennessee jury found science instructor John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, both sides can claim victory in the ensuing religious ...

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


Are U.S. Catholics misinterpreting the pope's views on family?

Later this month, thousands of Catholics will converge on Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, celebrating family life and welcoming Pope Francis to the ...

September 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: Working together to conquer an ogre of an auger

To be honest, when my wife, Anita, said we were going to rent an auger, I was stumped.

September 03, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


How Muslims organizations are working together to rebuild Christian churches

In the wake of the recent string of fires that have destroyed predominantly black churches across the South, a number of Muslim organizations have come ...

September 03, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Gospel fills Hinesville's airwaves

Gospel 94.9 FM WHNL, Hinesville's first 24-hour FM gospel-radio station, is on the air.

September 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Faith


Is the world's oldest Quran older than Muhammad?

Fragments of the oldest version of the Quran were found in Birmingham, England, last month inside another Quran from the late seventh century, BBC reported ...

September 01, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


We must learn to love and respect each other

I am excited about the possibility of and the blessings of unity (Psalm 133).

August 31, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Woman who devotes life to 'biking for Jesus' still at it at 65

It's hard to put an exact number on how far people must go to meet their goals and how long it'll take, but ...

August 30, 2015 | Payton Davis Deseret News | Faith


This man’s name means 'God,' and he’s being asked to change it

Local authorities in Indonesia are asking a 42-year-old man to change his name.

August 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


World’s oldest Bible to be on display at British Museum. Here’s a sneak peek

If you’re a fan of ancient artifacts or the Bible, you may want to book a flight to Britain, as the Codex Sinaiticus, the ...

August 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Become a member of the teaching cycle

In 2 Timothy 2:2, I see what I would describe as a teaching cycle, where those being taught turn around and teach others what ...

August 29, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Praising God with our singing

I love to sing. I grew up going to church and singing with my parents.

August 28, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


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