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Pray for peace in life

It has been a few weeks since the shootings that took place in the church in Charleston. I usually write my columns four or five at a time and submit them in advance, but I would like to offer up my thoughts concerning the events of that day.

July 10, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Seventh-day Adventists affirm women in ministry, but vote down their ordination

A contentious five-year battle over the ordination of women as Seventh-day Adventist ministers ended Wednesday with a 58 percent "no" vote at the group's quinquennial business session in San Antonio, Texas.

July 10, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Believe in this: God's word will never change

Someone who believes in God must believe that his word is true and must be obeyed as it is given.

July 09, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


A banner Inter-dependence Day

The Fourth of July is five days behind us now, but while the scent of sulfur from the fireworks lingers, let me add a P.S.

July 08, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Let freedom ring by showing Jesus' love to all

This weekend, we are celebrating the liberty and freedom that we have in this great country of ours. We are truly blessed to live in America, aren't we?

July 06, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Study: Relationship with God gives life meaning

Soon after Jong Hyun Jung, a graduate student of sociology at Purdue University, first immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea, he noticed the importance of religion in the American culture in what people said and did.

July 06, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


After Supreme Court marriage decision, Christian objectors ponder outsider status

America's evangelical Christians, at roughly 25 percent of the population, aren't really a minority group. But after the Supreme Court mandated same-sex marriage in all 50 states last week, evangelicals are pondering how to interact with a changing culture.

July 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Robert George, U.S. religious freedom panel chairman, worried about rights globally

In 30 years of teaching at Princeton University, Robert P. George — Robbie to his friends — has resolutely forged a reputation for articulating philosophical truths defending faith, family and freedom.

July 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The Dalai Lama's most notable quotes

The Dalai Lama is turning 80 on Monday, and people around the world have already begun celebrating the influential figure's life. Here are some of his most notable and inspirational quotes, compiled by dalailamaquotes.org.

July 05, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


ValueSpeak: The country and the concept

John Adams didn’t have anything against the Fourth of July. He just thought it was two days too late.

July 05, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


How to meet people's needs

There is a story in Matthew 14 about Jesus feeding the 5,000.

July 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The best news in the best country

In two days, we will celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States. Many of us are convinced that ours is the greatest nation on Earth.

July 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


This beautiful song reminds us who we must thank for our country's freedom this Independence Day



As we go about our 4th of July activities this year, let's take the time to remember that the freedom we celebrate is not free. It was bought with bravery, love and sacrifice. Many men, women and children throughout history have fought hard, cried bitterly and prayed fervently for the freedom we so often take for granted.

July 03, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | Faith


At 150 years, The Salvation Army finds balance between service and sermons

On Sunday, thousands of Christians are expected to march along the Mall in London, past Buckingham Palace, sounding drums and tambourines, trumpets and tubas.

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


It's extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines

It’s extremely hard to end your marriage in the Philippines.

July 02, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


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Keep moving forward

"The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. Do not be eager in your ...

September 25, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


New Zion Missionary Baptist Church to hold Fall Revival Sept. 27-29

The New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located 9235 E. B. Cooper Highway in Riceboro, will have its Fall Revival from Sept. 27 through Sept. 29 ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Faith


20 powerful blessings to pray over your marriage

When you think about it, marriage is a miracle. Of all the billions of people in the world, you found someone who compliments you, who ...

September 25, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The Tabernacle — a beloved companion and friend

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

September 25, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


You can't lose it all with Jesus

A couple of weeks ago, most people in this area were a little anxious as to what was going to happen with Hurricane Irma.

September 23, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Never stop paying attention

I was almost 40 when I got my first cell phone. Actually, my wife and I got one phone to share. Later, we got phones ...

September 22, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


As they grieve the loss of a loved one, families look for burial compromises

On the rare occasions when all four of Gayle Jordan's adult children are home in Tennessee, the conversation often turns to death.

September 22, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Life is easier with strong faith

Faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe ...

September 21, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


The Protestant Reformation's other great writer

In this 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, the spotlight naturally falls on Martin Luther (1483-1546). But his somewhat younger contemporary Jehan Cauvin (1509-1564 ...

September 18, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How a mean email motivated me to share love and light

About a year ago, I was asked to write a song for a convention in New Mexico called the Women of Light Convention. I spent ...

September 17, 2017 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Look up and look around

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

September 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Making preparations for eternity

This week Hurricane Irma impacted Florida and other places, including us here in Bryan County. Early on it looked like she could devastate us, but ...

September 16, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Reflections during the storm

As I am writing this I do not yet know the track that Hurricane Irma will take (has taken). I do not know if it ...

September 15, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Controversial questions for Catholic judicial nominee highlight complicated relationship between pol

America's Founders were clear on religion, at least when it came to job qualifications. The Constitution bans religious tests for federal officers, making personal ...

September 15, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


The proper way to pray?

Prayer is how man can communicate to God. It may be in times of great need or distress or in times of joy and happiness.

September 14, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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