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More than one way to look at something

I am excited about an upcoming revival. Some time ago, my wife and I were in a local department store when she insisted on buying a tree that looked dead. Even though the tree was being sold at a tremendous discount, I was irritated that she wanted to buy the tree. We were looking at the same tree but we saw something totally different.

June 08, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Special to the Courier | Faith


Sticks and stones

The Bible says, in Proverbs 18:21, "the power of life and death is in the tongue." I can remember being told, as a little boy in the third grade, that I wouldn't be able to accomplish much. I was an African-American child living in the Deep South. I had six siblings and a public education that ranked amongst the worst in the country. We drove around in an old station wagon. My family was poor financially, but rich spiritually and, as I grew older, I found out that I was not alone.

June 01, 2009 | By Pastor Richard Hayes | Faith


One proud mother

Louise Martin Lovette, known as Mother Lovette, is a special kind of mother. She is well known throughout the community. And while she is the birth mother of seven children - five sons and two daughters - she also serves as a mother figure to many in her neighborhood and church.

June 01, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God's recovery plan

Everywhere we turn there are signs of recession. Prices are rising but the moral climate of our society seems to be declining. Gas costs are going up. The cost of living is going up. Unemployment is going up. Can we recover from this recession?

May 25, 2009 | By Rev. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Running the show

Often, the first impression we get of a person or place is a lasting impression. Whether it is walking into a church's office or placing a telephone call to a church, the first person you encounter is usually an administrative staffer. These "frontline soldiers" are charged with ensuring the office is run effectively and efficiently while making visitors or callers feel comfortable.

May 25, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


A Night of Colors

Arrayed in their outfits, especially their beautiful hats, the ladies of the Tattnall Missionary Baptist Association gathered for their Annual Night of Colors.

May 18, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Trust God through these difficult times

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 the Bible says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

May 18, 2009 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


Church mothers act as moral guides, leaders

Eurlee Steadman's voice reverberates off the walls of an empty congregation hall.

May 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Faith


Walking for a worthy cause

It's time for another brisk morning walk. Members of the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church community outreach are preparing for an upcoming walk-a-thon to raise funds for two of its program.

May 11, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


A new pastor in town

Since Sept. 8, Ricardo H. Jones has served as pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Walthourville. This is his first time serving as sole pastor of a church, but he entered the ministry in 1987.

May 04, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Share your soles to help others

There are so many things people in this country take for granted, like wearing shoes, for example. Most people in America cannot imagine not having a pair of shoes to wear.

April 27, 2009 | By Edith Correspondent | Faith


Have a 'greater than' life

In elementary school mathematics, the concept of values is taught with the use of two mathematical symbols: > and <. > means "greater than." < means "less than."

April 27, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Faith


Singing shepherds to entertain again

It's time for another exciting concert. The shepherds have been practicing their favorite songs and the anticipation is building.

April 20, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Remember why we celebrate Easter

In commemorating the Easter story, we gathered at churches and assemblies last Sunday, some as early as 6 a.m. for sunrise services.

April 20, 2009 | By Pastor Daisy Edwards Special to Connect | Faith


Celebrating the resurrection

To millions of Christians around the world, today is an extra special day. While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, Easter celebrates His victory over death and mankind's hope for eternal life.

April 13, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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The morality of playing God with your baby's DNA

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

March 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Use Elijah and Elisha’s story to become a world-changer

"When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, 'Stay here; the Lord has sent me to Bethel.' But Elisha said, 'As surely as the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you.' So they went down to Bethel. The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, 'Do you know that the LORD is going to take your master from you today?' 'Yes, I know,' Elisha replied, 'so be quiet.' Then Elijah said to ...

March 30, 2015 | By Rev. Katrina E. Deason | Faith


A place where Jesus actually stood

Holy Week is upon us, and that means the sheep of the Good Shepherd are flocking to Jerusalem once again.

March 29, 2015 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


State bills to protect religious freedom advance, alarming some

As Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new law this week guaranteeing religious freedom against governmental interference, a debate over whether those laws can be used to trump anti-discrimination protections for lesbians and gays continues, along with the question of how best to legislatively balance those competing interests.

March 29, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This 10-year-old plays the trumpet. And he was born without arms



Kids are amazing human beings and are mostly willing to try new things and seek to overcome obstacles. Sometimes, there are pretty huge obstacles to overcome along the way.

March 29, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Why religious confession is good for the mind and soul

Janet Perry has been a Catholic for more than 30 years, yet going to confession still makes her sweat.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Do religions try to keep their scriptures inaccessible?

The late Christopher Hitchens once ranked, with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, among the “four horsemen” of the New Atheism. His most comprehensive attack on religious faith came in a best-seller called — and don’t miss the title’s lowercased first word — “god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” (Twelve, 2009).

March 27, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Would you help this child? What happens next will have you in tears



If you passed someone in need, in desperation, would you stop to help?

March 26, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


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