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Pastor, wife showcase 50 years of love

After 50 years of marriage, the Rev. C.L. Anderson and his wife, Helen, are still as in love as the day they married, Nov. 19, 1961.

December 12, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God gave ultimate gift to mankind

Everyone loves gifts, especially during the Christmas season. Many people will go into debt buying gifts to give to their kids, families and friends. Often times in the hype of gift giving we forget the real purpose of this holiday. We forget that this is a day we have set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world.

December 12, 2011 | By Dr. Alvin L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


Loving God means loving those we see each day

I often wonder how someone can say they love the Lord but they fail to love those around them. Christianity is all about love. If one professes to be a child of God, then the love of God should dwell within that person.

December 05, 2011 | Dr. Alvin L. Jackson | Faith


HIV/AIDs awareness event to educate public

It was not until the early 1980s that people became aware of the deadly disease called AIDS.

December 05, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Give and it will come back to you

Society consistently teaches us to take all we can, build a personal kingdom and look out for ourselves. You may have heard of "gold diggers," women who take advantage of men to receive material gain, or "hustlers," people who will do whatever it takes - legal or illegal - to make sure they have what they want. But the Bible encourages God's people to have a different mindset. We are taught to be givers.

November 28, 2011 | Pastort Richard Hayes Pastor's corner | Faith


National Bible Week raises awareness across the country

Throughout the year, different weeks or days are set aside in recognition of various groups, individuals, events, diseases and other activities.

November 28, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Let us not forget veterans, God

This season is my favorite time of the year. I believe it's because the whole nation takes part in the holiday seasons, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

November 21, 2011 | Pastor Daisy Edwards | Faith


Hundreds expected for archbishop’s funeral

ATLANTA - Roman Catholic bishops from across the South were expected to attend Thursday's funeral of retired Archbishop John Francis Donoghue of Atlanta.

November 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Faith


Many will gather for Mayor’s Thanksgiving Service

The holidays are a time to bring the community together for fellowship. Every year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of the Liberty County and Fort Stewart communities of faith gather at one of the churches in the area. The annual gathering, called the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service, brings leaders and church goers together in the spirit of thanksgiving for a service of songs, prayer and gratitude.

November 21, 2011 | Edith Anderson | Faith


Children have important role in services

Every Sunday morning at our church, we have what we call "children's moments." It's not unique to our church, but it was something new for us when we started it a few years ago.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Honor our veterans this weekend

Veterans make innumerable sacrifices every day to protect us. The brave men and women of the armed services go beyond the call of duty to protect our freedoms and ensure we live in a safe country. Often times, they must leave their families to deploy to foreign countries so our families can be protected.

November 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Learn to be content with what you have

As Americans, we have been accused of being spoiled as it pertains to our lifestyles, and there probably is some truth in these allegations.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Don't lose your focus on God

Everything changes when you set your focus on God. You filter every situation through the knowledge you have of Him.

November 14, 2011 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Columnist | Faith


Christ Tabernacle opens new sanctuary

Tabernacle of Faith Church hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The Rev. Kathleen Ayalas and members of her congregation welcomed city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors, members and people from the community.

November 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Help the Lord through others

I am excited about the parables of Jesus. I have noticed there are multiple lessons in most of the parables Jesus used. The parable of the sheep and the goats as recorded in Matthew 25 is no exception. Jesus says there will be a day when all the nations will stand before Him and He will divide them into two groups.

November 08, 2011 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


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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


Experience true freedom through Christ

Last weekend, we, as a country, celebrated our freedom.

July 11, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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 ...

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 ...

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


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