When I was growing up, like many of you, we were what I considered poor. We primarily wore hand-me-downs. At Christmas, we unwrapped one special present and then some type of new clothes – always underwear and socks.
From time to time, our area is told that a hurricane may be coming our way. We are told to make preparations and be ready in the event that it makes landfall near us.
Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.
The historic Midway Congregational United Church of Christ, located on the historic Dorchester Academy campus in Midway, has a new pastor.
In the last half of the 21st century, there was a concerted effort to control the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the two superpowers - the United States and Russia - were in a mad race to gain nuclear superiority.
The true Christian knows Jesus must be seen in their lives each day. But often times, Jesus is not seen in people's lives.
As human beings, we love to pronounce judgment on a lot of things. What is interesting is that we like to voice our judgment on things that really don't amount to much – sometimes even arguing passionately.
I love music. I have rather eclectic tastes in music, but one thing I enjoy in all music genres is harmony.
Earlier this week I went to a training event in north Georgia. As soon as I left Richmond Hill and got on I-95, the traffic began to back up.
If the heart of man is, as John Calvin described it, "an idol-making factor," then the way in which those idols are destroyed should be of utmost importance to us.
In Romans 12:15, Paul wrote, "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."
After nine years of dedicated and faithful service, Liberty Prayer Chapel in the heart of Hinesville is celebrating another anniversary.
In this life, there are various struggles we deal with on a daily basis. Some of us are constantly turned away, rejected and talked about.
Jonathan Edwards made the following astonishing statement in "The Wisdom of God Displayed in the Way of Salvation":
To say that we live in a country that is divided on many issues would be an understatement. We have gotten to the point that individual states are defined as either blue or red and most of us know what that means.
When Christians return to their homes located in territories conquered by ISIS, they find the Arabic letter “Nun” painted on their door, which stands for "Nazarene" or "Christian," according to the Religion News Service.
The Vatican bank, subject of scandal in recent years, has found that cleaning up its business is good for the bottom line. The bank, formally known as the Institute for the Works of Religion reported a $76 million profit for the past year, more than 23 times its 2013 earnings of $3.15 million.
"But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." - Luke 10:42