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Seek the Lord's kingdom in life

If you read my column regularly, you realize that I enjoy basketball a great deal. I have played, coached, refereed and watched since I was about 6 years old. When you speak of basketball coaches, no matter the level, one name stands above all of the rest: John Wooden.

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


Minister conference draws animated crowd

Once again, clergy members came from every corner of Georgia and nearby states - some even traveled from as far away as New York - for the Annual Ministers' Conference of the General Missionary Baptist Convention last week in Macon.

February 14, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Don't talk yourself out of going to church

I hear it all the time: "I am spiritual. I just don't go to church." Or, "I believe in God. I just can't handle how church people act." They are some of the most common explanations people offer to me when I ask them about their spiritual lives. Another version of this is: "Why do I need to go to church? God loves me as I am. I can worship Him (Actually, they seldom use that phrase.) and I can experience Him anywhere."

February 14, 2011 | By Rev. Dr. Tim Byler Columnist | Faith


Make the most important decision of your life

There was a time when I could eat anything, at any time and lots of it, without any repercussions at all. In high school, I probably consumed 3,000 or more calories a day during basketball season.

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


When caring means more

Recently, my wife and I went out to eat at a restaurant in the Savannah area. After being seated, the waitress said to us, "Today, I am going to be taking care of you."

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God has the answers for you

Man, it seems, has always been looking for answers since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to get an answer to the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.

February 07, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Military background helps pastor train men of God

Pastor Richard Williams Jr. served 29 years training soldiers in the military. Now he is training men and women for the kingdom of God.

February 07, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Black History Month, church participation intertwined

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson started National Negro History Week to educate the American people about African-Americans' cultural backgrounds and notable achievements. This action led to what we currently celebrate as Black History Month.

February 07, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Repent to change your mind and ways

A little more than a month ago, I happened to be in the Atlanta area on Christmas day, celebrating with my dad. And it snowed!

January 31, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


A look at Heaven from God's book

The Bible is a one of the great blessings mankind has been given. It covers the entire spectrum of man's life.

January 31, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Losing is -- and is not -- everthing

Like many of you, I have a favorite professional football team, and then I have teams that are my next favorites and then those I enjoy seeing lose.

January 31, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Old church has a new pastor

One of the oldest churches in Liberty County, the Walthourville Baptist Church, was founded in 1809 as the North Newport Baptist Church.

January 31, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Is that a rock in your hand?

Our society seems to like people being exposed. Television shows and tabloids grow as they parade the darkest sins of people in front of us.

January 31, 2011 | By Rev. Rich Wright Columnist | Faith


Remember God, He will remember you

Today is a special day in my family. It is my daughter-in-law's birthday. In fact, it is her first birthday as my daughter-in-law.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't fear a life of transformation

I recently finished a book that indicated Christians are no different from non-Christians except that Christians have the hope of eternal life.

January 24, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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Come clean to the Lord to heal

A few weeks ago, a popular news anchor was caught up in a scandal. He previously had stated, more than once, that a helicopter in Iraq he was riding in was shot, forcing it to land.

March 06, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


British, Canadian Muslims work to burnish image

The challenges of being a Muslim in Britain and Canada have been magnified in recent weeks with reports identifying a British-educated ISIS member as "Jihadi Johnny" and a Canadian mall allegedly being targeted for an al-Shabab attack.

March 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Lincoln's call for God to end the Civil War echoes today

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln offered his second inaugural address. (That's 150 years, by the way.) Contemporary scholars call it one of his most eloquent speeches, noting he needed only 10 minutes to offer profound thoughts on war, race and faith in God.

March 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Looking back at 'The Bible': Why the miniseries was successful, and where it has led

Shortly before the release of the film "Son of God" in 2014, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey visited Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. During a speech to the students at the Christian university, Burnett, an accomplished television producer, discussed the opposition the married couple felt when they started pitching a miniseries based on the Bible.

March 06, 2015 | Maddie Swensen Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Trust the Lord to make it all worth the time

This weekend is one I dread. But I like what happens following it.

March 05, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


ValueSpeak: 'Be ye constant'

March 1 is St. David’s Day. It’s a very big day in Wales.

March 05, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


When praying for healing works — and when it doesn't

Christina Levasheff believed medicine would keep her son well. But when doctors offered no answer for Krabbe's Leukodystrophy, the genetic disease that was destroying her toddler's brain cells, she and her husband went to their knees.

March 05, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


What’s so special about Pope Francis?

Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a Christian ethicist and self-described “Christian socialist,” has tackled the controversy of Pope Francis’ first two years in a lengthy and unapologetically personal essay for The New Republic.

March 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Global theologians rally around death-row inmate, call for clemency

The impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner has an international audience. Her transformation from convicted murderer to budding theologian is inspiring blogs, outcries from religious leaders and a social media hashtag.

March 04, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jewish Purim celebration spans world, includes DUI caution

Beginning at sundown Wednesday Jews around the world will celebrate the holiday of Purim, commemorating their deliverance from an evil Persian civil servant who'd plotted their destruction.

March 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Anti-Jewish hatred highest in 7 years, while overall religious hostilities decline

Anti-Semitic attacks on Jews both here and abroad are showing some of their sharpest increases in years, two new studies indicate.

March 03, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


This grieving mom gets a huge surprise when she hears her name on the radio



What if the deejays on the radio started talking to you inside your car?

March 01, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Gators, crawfish and snakes: The Loopholes of Lent

It’s Lent, it’s Friday, and you’re Catholic. What can you eat?

March 01, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Faith


Watch your T’s in order to live better with God

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

February 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don’t complain – praise God instead

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.

February 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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