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Great gifts require some assembly

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.

October 24, 2011 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


St. Stephens readies for Family Fun Festival

Fall is here. Many people look forward to this time of year when they can enjoy good weather and participate in outdoor activities.

October 24, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Experience with God is life-changer

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 ...

October 17, 2011 | By Pastor Tom Johnson III Columnist | Faith


Homecoming a great time to get involved

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.

October 17, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Mission trip called a success

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.

October 17, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Seeking the greates of inner rings

Standing before the student body of King's College, University of London, in 1944, C. S. Lewis delivered one of his most profound speeches.

October 17, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


South Georgia has new Catholic bishop

SAVANNAH - The Catholic community of the Savannah area now has a new bishop.

October 12, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Music aims to inspire worshippers

Music is a very important part of church worship services.

October 11, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The secrets behind sanctification

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.

October 10, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


The infiniteness of God: Part 2

The power of God is seen not only in creation but also in salvation (Rom. 1:16).

October 10, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Always read the Bible

Recently I have been reading a book titled, "Reading the Bible for Life." The purpose of the book is two-fold.

October 10, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


God tests us because He loves us

In my cry unto Jesus, I have been asking Him, "What do You want me to say to Your people?" Jesus revealed to me that this is the Laodicean Church Age.

October 10, 2011 | By Pastor M. Willia Wesley Columnist | Faith


Early detection key to fightin breast cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you are scheduling your appointment to get your mammogram this month, you'll want to make sure you also mark your calendar for the Susie Q's Pink Pancake Dinner, which is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Poole's Deli.

October 06, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Faith


God is infinite in power, love, justice

How is it that the God of heaven and earth, the Almighty, would even consider mere man in the scheme of things?

October 04, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Study the Lord's intricate gospel

While the Israelites had no children's-story Bibles, they were given pictures of the Gospel in the Old Covenant types and ordinances. Among them were the Passover, Exodus, sacrificial system, festivals, priesthood and ceremonies of the Tabernacle and Temple worship. There is one picture to which I often have loved to return – the picture of the Ark of the Covenant.

October 04, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


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Non-Muslims get a glimpse of Islam's holiest night of the year

Wrapping up the holy month of Ramadan, 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are amping up their worship during the last 10 days of ...

July 16, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Circuit court rules contraception mandate doesn't violate religious freedom

The government's health care law mandating contraception coverage does not impinge on the religious liberty of an order of Roman Catholic nuns and Christian ...

July 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Pope commits to studying critiques of his criticism of capitalism

After a weeklong South American visit in which he delivered direct criticism of "unbridled capitalism," Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Monday pledging to ...

July 15, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Choose to love like God loves

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may ...

July 14, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Japanese Buddhists celebrate Obon Festival

Japanese Buddhists around the world celebrates their ancestry Monday with the Obon Festival.

July 14, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Zion Missionary Baptist celebrating 150 years

The Zionites have been preparing for this grand celebration all year.

July 14, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


The psychology behind Islamic State group's Western recruits

In the summer of 1995, Mubin Shaikh traveled throughout Pakistan, volunteering with a missionary group in the sweltering summer heat.

July 13, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Episcopal leaders vote on same-sex liturgy, revised marriage definition

Episcopal Church leaders adopted rituals for same-sex marriage ceremonies, making it the third mainline Protestant denomination in America to do so.

July 13, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


The significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan

Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan, also known as the month of fasting. Given the atrocities committed during this month by so-called Muslims, I ...

July 12, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


Faith-based prison seminaries help 'moral rehabilitation' of inmates

Darryl Waters says he was raised by devout Christian grandparents in the quaint bayou community of Gibson, Louisiana.

July 12, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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