ATLANTA - Georgia was the first state in the nation to allow Bible classes in public schools, but the number of districts offering the classes has dwindled to just a handful as budgets tighten.
In Proverbs 12:22, the scripture says, "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful." This scripture tells us that God doesn't approve of us telling lies. It really is saying that he hates it when we lie and it makes him happy when we tell the truth.
I have a friend who recently was put in the hospital with heart troubles. That, in and of itself, is not surprising. After all, I am on the north side of 50 years old. Some of my friends are going to encounter health issues. In fact, it could happen to me.
The "law of the Lord is perfect." God's word is able to change the life of a person, turning them from sin and bringing them to God.
When I was a child, I asked my father for a bicycle for Christmas. My older brother had a 10-speed racing bike and he would ride off for hours at a time. He was 10 years older than me, and it seemed like he had so much more freedom than I did. If I'd had a bicycle like his, I might have been allowed to ride with him when he left on those long adventures. I was very specific when describing my request - I knew just what I wanted. After asking for the bike, I waited and hoped.
Fall is here. Many people look forward to this time of year when they can enjoy good weather and participate in outdoor activities.
The Bible opens our eyes and our minds to the life and times of many wonderful individuals and their legacies. We can read about men and women who strived to execute great deeds, all in the name of their God. Great names like Noah, Abraham, Samson, Moses, Jesus and Mary - just to name a few - have continued to compel and intrigue believers and skeptics since the Bible was canonized and printed for all to read. There are many examples to follow, many characters to imitate and many individuals to light the path of our Christian walk as we follow after ...
I've had homecoming on my mind in recent days. Two Fridays ago, Bryan County High School celebrated homecoming. Today is homecoming at my college. It has been 30 years since I graduated – I was a 9-year-old child prodigy, of course. And Sunday is homecoming at First Baptist of Pembroke.
Three members of the Africa on Fire Missions Agency from Liberty County traveled Aug. 11-20 to the mission fields at Gbemba, Yeyengou, Natargou and Kpendjal in Togo, West Africa. The traveling team was comprised of AOF Executive Director Dr. Deloris Mitchell, Executive Coordinator Elder Patricia O'Nery of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville and Treasurer Albert Spencer of First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro.
Standing before the student body of King's College, University of London, in 1944, C. S. Lewis delivered one of his most profound speeches.
SAVANNAH - The Catholic community of the Savannah area now has a new bishop.
Music is a very important part of church worship services.
Few things trouble the soul of the child of God so much as the presence of indwelling sin and the sober realization of the inability of the flesh to overcome it.
The power of God is seen not only in creation but also in salvation (Rom. 1:16).
Recently I have been reading a book titled, "Reading the Bible for Life." The purpose of the book is two-fold.
In our world today, many say that the way moral issues are looked at must change.
In keeping with previous papal visits, Pope Francis' U.S. visit in September has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers. For $160, you can ...
In America's largest metropolitan markets people are more likely to be either Roman Catholic or religiously unaffiliated than to hold any other faith tradition ...
Seattle is taking strides to make homeownership possible for more Muslim families.
I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit ...
Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are ...
As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven ...