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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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5 ways pastors help you get closer to God

Carlos Rodriguez is a flawed pastor, and he’s happy to have you know it.

February 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Faith, on Valentine's Day, a delicate affair

Taking Valentine's Day seriously — or finding a partner of compatible beliefs — can be equally challenging tasks for some.

February 16, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Spring around the corner, so it God

There is one thing I know I hate: cold weather.

February 14, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Practice love all the time

Only a day until Valentine's Day. Better place those orders, gentlemen - don't complain to me that you were not warned.

February 13, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


You'll be amazed what one man did to save abandoned babies



This video is full of what the world needs more of — heart.

February 13, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


A church is taking Wal-Mart to court over gun control issue

Wal-Mart, one of America's most ubiquitous brands, will soon square off against a church in court.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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