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Bless your persecutors

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.

August 17, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Don't misunderstand God

Some misunderstand God's promise of eternal life. They of think they can do what they want in the name of religion and it will be acceptable to God.

August 17, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Winning souls for the kingdom of God

Long County has a new church and a pastor who is eager to become a part of the community.

August 16, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Provide spiritual help for less fortunate

The presence of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi has been woven into the fabric of who we are as Liberty County. The 3rd Infantry Division is often the first major fighting force sent into areas where our country is either trying to preserve our own liberty or helping other countries achieve theirs.

August 16, 2011 | By Dr. Peggy Rayman Columnist | Faith


Consider others before disobeying

Romans 6:23 tells us that the wage of sin is death, meaning eternal separation from God. The only way to prevent this from happening is to become a follower of Jesus Christ, allowing him to forgive us from our sins. After accepting Christ, we become free from the power of sin, which means that willful sin doesn't have to be a way of life.

August 08, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


You should not run from God

In the Bible, there is an account of a man named Jonah who tried to run from God. He was to go to the city of Nineveh and "cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me" (Jonah 1:1).

August 08, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Get to know the power of God

The language of blessing is used today with little to no understanding of its nature or cost.

August 08, 2011 | By Rev. Nick Batzig New Covenant Presbyterian Church | Faith


Couple celebrates life in religion

A weeklong celebration for the leaders of Faith Temple Holiness Church concludes today. Bishop Corth Nelson Sr., who was ordained as a bishop in 2007, is the founder and presiding prelate bishop over Faith Temple Holiness Church Ministry in Liberty and Long counties. His wife, Pastor Geraldine Nelson, is the co-founder and general mother/pastor.

August 08, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God is faithful toward us

Mankind has become so unfaithful and uncommitted. Men and women have little regard for faithfulness when it comes to the bonds of marriage. Their relationships lack commitment. There was a time when a man's word meant something; a man's word was his bond.

August 08, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Support youth in their education

It's that time of the year. Vacation is over, and it's time to return to school.

August 02, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Concept of good, evil is very real

"Woe unto those who call good evil and evil good." I saw those words posted on Facebook recently. Yes, I have a Facebook page, but that is a story for another day.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Get to know the power of God

Paul wrote that the gospel is the "power of God unto salvation." The gospel message is the "key" to man's salvation.

August 01, 2011 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Spirit of the Good Samaritan

Last Monday, I received a call from a gentleman that had just moved into the area. Where he got my cell number I don't know, but he was concerned about a gentlemen he had seen at the side of the road.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God says let love abide

Show love one to another through deeds and not through words but with actions and in truth.

August 01, 2011 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Bishop enjoyes spreading good news

Liberty County native Bishop Samuel T. Brown loves to bring people good news. Whether he's preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as a pastor or securing someone a sizeable income tax return through his accounting business, this servant of God just wants to help people.

July 26, 2011 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


The disappearance of dominion thinking in the Christian climate change debate

In the beginning, religious leaders put little energy into biblical teachings about the environment. It was enough to know that God created an earth rich in resources and formed humans in his image to enjoy it.

February 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


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