"Behold that star! Behold that star up yonder! Behold that star! It is the star of Bethlehem, it is the star of Bethlehem." - from the song "Behold That Star"
The Christmas season has arrived. Every year it seems to come a little earlier than the previous year.
AUSTIN, Texas - To 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a "mark of the beast," sacrilege to her Christian faith - not to mention how it pinpoints her location, even in the school bathroom.
During this holiday season, we should be experiencing the joys of our families and the many blessings God has bestowed upon us.
We can safely say Hinesville is quite a distance from Camuy, Puerto Rico.
WASHINGTON - It happens every week at meetings in towns, counties and cities nationwide. A lawmaker or religious leader leads a prayer before officials begin the business of zoning changes, contract approvals and trash pickup.
A few days ago, this nation paused for a moment to give thanks.
Although it is not a week that is widely recognized like others are, National Bible Week is gaining in popularity.
ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.
In "Help, I'm Lost," I retell a shared account. A new resident attended church where the sermon emphasis was a social issue. At the conclusion, the preacher asked, "Are you saved?" The lady was in a quandary. She didn't hear anything about salvation until this question.
It's community fellowship time. Each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, members of faith from Liberty County and Fort Stewart come together for the much-anticipated Mayor's Thanksgiving Service. The event is at 6 p.m. today at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 809 Veterans Parkway in Hinesville.
It is confusing for many, but it should be clearer to all of us how we see the events of our lives.
Today, as we remember our veterans, I am reminded that Jesus once taught, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13).
They fight to protect our country, and today, we give them a special salute.
ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia's religious leaders are embracing a new movement to challenge a decades-old tax law that prohibits preaching about politics from the pulpit.
For founders of the first Buddhist Greek organization on a U.S. college campus, striving to show compassion proves more important than starting controversy.