One of the most widely used phrases is "God bless America." I do believe God does want to bless America, as well as any people who will put their trust in him.
As you begin the new year, what is it that you are seeking? Some will be seeking a better job, others a new place to live and some may even be seeking for the one they will spend the rest of their life with.
It's a new year, and I'd like to welcome you to 2012! This will be a year full of opportunities, challenges and changes in each of our lives.
The new year is off to an exciting start for members of First Baptist Church of Ludowici.
Two local residents recently received 2011 Bishop Gartland Awards for outstanding service to the Catholic Church in South Georgia.
Lose weight, take a cruise, save money, relocate, reduce debt, go back to school. As you read this article, people around the world are making New Year's resolutions or setting goals to achieve this year. Some of us have dreams and visions that we've never taken a step to accomplish. I challenge you today to make a move. The results may change your life for the better, but you will never know until you try.
As the clock slowly inches toward midnight on New Year's Eve and noon on New Year's Day, black Americans experience a sense of extra excitement and anticipation. Watch night services on New Year's Eve and the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day services on New Year's Day are two traditions that still are prevalent in the black community.
Sound the alarm, blow the trumpets and horns and go tell everyone that it's high time to celebrate our King.
Today, millions of people around the world are celebrating Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son.
There are only seven more shopping days left. What do you mean you haven't started yet? Are you going to wait until the last minute?
During the birth of Jesus Christ, an angel appeared to the shepherds and said, "Glory to God in the highest." This meant that God the Father would get glory, honor and praise through the birth of his Son.
The writer of Hebrew speaks of the life of a Christian as a race.
While no stranger to the office of a pastor, he is new to Liberty County.
The Christmas season is one of the most celebrated times of the year. Immediately after Thanksgiving, the commercialism of Christmas is advertised. Jesus is the real meaning of Christmas and he is the reason for the season. This is a time when we celebrate Christ our Savior's birth.
This week: Midway Presbyterian Church has a food pantry for needy families from 10 a.m.-noon every fourth Thursday of the month at 672 North Coastal Highway in Midway. Next is Dec. 22.
I heard a story one time about a church that was looking for a new pastor. When asked what they were looking for, the chairman of the search committee said that they only had two main criteria. One, they did not want a pastor who had studied Greek, and two, they did not want a pastor who had ever been to the Holy Land.
As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34). In this, we are told to put God first in our lives and not to concentrate all our beings on the physical things of this life.
An evangelical Christian organization and the state universities in California have reached a compromise to allow the organization to uphold its faith standards for leadership positions and retain official status on state campuses.
In this season of life, there are many worldly events that have the potential of robbing us of our peace.
I’m not saying the young woman in the fancy sports car was rude when she cut me off in the fast-food restaurant’s drive-through line.
Earlier this week, H.A. Heller and Nathan J Brown wrote a piece for Foreign Affairs that explored whether or not an Islamic authority figure could put an end to Daesh (or, as its commonly known, ISIS).
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that an Arizona town's restriction of signs posted by a church violated its free speech rights.
On Saturday, I was on my way to conduct a wedding on Tybee Island scheduled to happen at 5 p.m. I was just a couple of miles west of the Bull River Bridge when all of a sudden, the traffic stopped.
I returned last week from a mission trip to Haiti. When asked about the trip, my first response often has been, "It was hot." I'm so glad that I came back home to cooler temperatures.
In a highly anticipated encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis this week condemned widespread disengagement with the issue of global warming, using both scientific and theological arguments, and creating an opportunity for leaders from all faiths to address what their religion teaches about caring for creation.
Most everyone wants to have a sure thing that can be counted on without any worries. Things like that come few and far between.
While 35,000 people will be closing their eyes and humming 'Om' in New Delhi for International Yoga Day, thousands of others in India will be angered — not calmed — by the practice.
Americans' confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm's confidence-in-institutions list.
Jana Al-Akhras, an American-born Muslim, began fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the second grade and has managed to observe the annual practice ever since — in winter and summer, during high school soccer practices and games and through long days of classes in college.
Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion, one mainline Protestant thought leader said.