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God always reaches out to us

As Paul wrote, by the Holy Spirit, in Romans 1:16, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: First for the Jews, then for the Gentiles. In everything God created, He is revealed in it."

October 30, 2012 | Pastor Willa Wesley Guest columnist | Faith


Local pastor’s new book focuses on salvation

Local minister and author Dr. Richard Wright has a new book with a catchy title and a serious message.

October 29, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Ga. lawmaker Broun has new political opponent: Darwin

ATLANTA- Having denounced evolution as a lie "straight from the pit of hell," Republican Rep. Paul Broun has won himself a new political opponent: Charles Darwin.

October 23, 2012 | Ray Henry and Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Faith


Wilt thou be made whole?

"Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he ...

October 22, 2012 | Pastor Tommy Crutchfield Guest columnist | Faith


Hawaiian woman among those to be elevated to sainthood today

HONOLULU - In life, Mother Marianne Cope was known for her strength and kindness, battling bureaucrats in Hawaii as she led a group of fellow Franciscan nuns to care for leprosy patients in the islands.

October 21, 2012 | Audrey McAvoy The Associated Press | Faith


Roving construction ministry helping Georgia church

SNELLVILLE - Tom LaSalle has become quite the popular man. He and comrade Matt Guerra technically operate out of Oklahoma City, but spend the vast majority of their time living out of trailers. They travel the country - latest stop: Snellville - as a sort of roving construction ministry, throwing up new buildings for independent, fundamental Baptist churches in need.

October 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Faith


We must learn to trust God

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." - Proverbs 3:5-6

October 16, 2012 | Pastor Alvin Jackson Guest columnist | Faith


Pastor works to rebuild church after fire

Historic St. Matthews African Methodist Church Pastor John Henderson is used to receiving telephone calls from church members about family emergencies. However, the call he received Oct. 6 was a first for the Hinesville resident.

October 15, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


Prayer, God’s grace leads to triumph through times of trouble

There's no place like home. I don't know who first said that, but I can assure you it is absolutely true. It's good to be back.

October 12, 2012 | John Scherer Guest columnist | Faith


Hear the word of the Lord

In Mark 4:9, the Bible reads, "And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."

October 11, 2012 | Pastor Richard Hayes Guest columnist | Faith


Appreciate pastors this month and always

"Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

October 10, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy, loses parishioners

BERLIN - The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany's 24 million Catholics. If they don't pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.

October 02, 2012 | Juergen Baetz The Associated Press | Faith


Go forth and trust the Lord

It is very difficult to step outside of the box and do things differently than the normal way. But when you are sold out to God, you learn to obey even if you don't have all of the answers.

October 02, 2012 | Pastor Richard Williams Guest columnist | Faith


Howard is a warrior in the ministry

At the age of 91, the Rev. Ollie Howard has been on the battlefield for a long time.

October 01, 2012 | Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


African-American Christians waver over vote in upcoming election

Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day.

September 25, 2012 | Rachel Zoll The Associated Press | Faith


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Brexit is the latest example of political events inciting apocalyptic predictions

Great Britain's exit from the European Union will have far-reaching financial and political implications. But some observers are more concerned with its potential apocalyptic ...

June 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


World-famous drummer says he's on a mission for God

Internationally known as "The Minister of Groove," drummer Daniel Donnelly has made a name for himself over the past three decades, performing alongside famed musicians ...

June 26, 2016 | Billy Hallowell Deseret News | Faith


Why Americans embrace on-screen depictions of the end of the world

American television and movie viewers love watching the world end.

June 26, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Limits on forgiveness

In Matthew 18, Peter asked Jesus about the appropriate number times to forgive a person when they sin against you.

June 25, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Even forgiven sins can have consequences

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.

June 24, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Who is most important in your life?

Love for family is taught in God's word, and must be practiced. However, love for God must come first.

June 23, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Q&A: How the relationship between African-American churches and social justice activism is evolving

Marla Frederick once wanted to be a lawyer. But in college, she fell in love with discussing religion, reveling in opportunities to debate with her ...

June 23, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Recognize spiritual and biological fathers

Society holds mothers in high esteem, and rightfully so. But it sometimes overlooks the very important role fathers play. Fathers are special, too, and they ...

June 21, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


5 ways to deal with extroverts at church when you are an introvert

The phrase “Better a man should be considered a fool than to open his mouth and remove all doubt” was probably referencing an extrovert from ...

June 21, 2016 | Lydia Taggart FamilyShare Publisher | Faith


House honors Liberty native

Helen Scott, a McIntosh community elder who turned 90 in December, was honored March 22 at the Georgia Capitol when state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway ...

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Fathers become endangered species

There are 62 animals and plants on Georgia's list of endangered species.

June 20, 2016 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith


How one journalist exposed the unbelievable origin of 'The Gospel of Jesus' Wife'

It took trips to Germany and Florida, an interpreter, dozens of phone calls, lessons on spotting forgery and a very persistent journalist, but the mystery ...

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Orlando shooting illustrates how ISIS affects communities around the world

The Orlando nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIS before his killing spree. And yet officials and the man's father think he had ...

June 20, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite objections

President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday morning for the fourth time during his presidency. The White House didn't allow press coverage ...

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


A father's faith: How modern dads pass on their religious traditions

Modern fatherhood can be at once exciting and overwhelming. Family scholars are questioning old assumptions about how dads should interact with their kids, and dozens ...

June 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


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