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It really does just take a little to change a lot

If you read my last article I was getting ready to go to Ethiopia with Brighton Their World, and now I am back. I was ...

November 03, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


The incurable curable dis-ease

As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating the survivors and their stories, we also continue to pray for the cure. The saddest part ...

October 23, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION


‘O When the Saints’

In a couple of weeks we'll celebrate All Saints Day in the Christian tradition. Every year on Nov. 1 we honor and remember the ...

October 16, 2016 | Lyn Pace | RELIGION


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Redman: Student Leadership

I have been in schools and around education for years and have watched several student counsels get formed. During these times I have seen that some students truly want those positions and others who didn't want the position as much would be more confident. Those with more confidence would get the position.

October 09, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION


Owens: When will the tables turn?

One of the least talked about stories of the life of Jesus Christ can be found in Matthew 21. This story occurs during the week we call passion or Holy Week, and when Jesus enters the temple. As he enters what is supposed to be a place of liberty and justice for all, he encounters people who have been hired by the government working in the temple. Their job is to serve and be a convenience for pilgrims, but they are now committing crimes. They pick and choose who they will sell short and cheat. And the hardest thing to ...

September 25, 2016 | Chip Owens | RELIGION


Let us pray

One day while I sat at my computer doing video announcements, putting together graphics and making charts for a meeting, my boys walked in the room. One began asking for milk while the youngest one, who is a pre-talker, held out his hands, looked up with those beautiful eyes and motioned his hands by opening and closing them. He was beckoning for me to pick him up.

September 04, 2016 | | RELIGION


In the blink of an eye

From the first pink night gown to the illuminating white wedding dress, from the brand new shiny T-ball bat to the hands on the steering wheel, from the first Sparkies Award to the swinging tassels at graduation, in the blink of an eye, it happens.

September 04, 2016 | Isaac Redman | RELIGION


Cultivating a culture of respect

As the chaplain at Oxford College, I talk a lot about respect. The reasons for this are layered. I was lucky enough to be shown respect as a child, and I feel a certain sense of duty to model this now in my life. As a practitioner of Christianity, I understand my faith to teach respect as an essential element to being human and humane. Respect is central to my work, because of who I am but also because of who I am called to be.

August 21, 2016 | Lyn Pace | RELIGION


The Answer for these Uncertain Times

According to Wikipedia there are roughly 4,200 recognized religions in the world. Out of those 4,200 religions, you have approximately 2.2 billion people who claim a single one: Christianity.

August 21, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


Undeserving

As I write this I am in the midst of Vacation Bible School. I truly enjoy VBS. It is a chance to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with new people.

June 12, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


Eastridge Community Church opens Jackson campus

Eastridge Community Church will break ground on a new building at 14200 Highway 36 for its Jackson Lake Campus on June 12 at 5 p.m. The campus currently meets at Alcovy High School on Sunday mornings at 10:45.

June 10, 2016 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Understanding anger: Do we really have a right to be angry?

As a youth pastor I have the chance to deal with teens and adults a lot. Sometimes they can be quite similar in their behavior. It makes me think… a lot.

February 21, 2016 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of a youth pastor? What do we know that other people should know? Since it is February and Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I settled on love in the form of service.

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION


It's Who You Know

"You won't need to buy a thing," the salesman informed me. Where are the cameras? Was I being "punked?" Had Candid Camera arrived at the Conyers' Home Depot? Surely, this was a joke.

September 30, 2015 | Lisa Hetzel | RELIGION


Labor of Love

From start to finish

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Ireland, the South come together to Celebrate Jesus

Shiloh United Methodist Church Rev. Mike Wadley was looking out on the Almon Ballfield and saw a vision.

September 20, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | RELIGION


Creflo Dollar's megachurch to move forward with jet campaign

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta megachurch's board of directors said Wednesday that it is moving forward in a campaign to buy a private jet.

June 07, 2015 | Meris Lutz | RELIGION


Student wears eagle feather at graduation after lawsuit

A Native American student wore an eagle feather that he considers sacred to his high school graduation ceremony Thursday night after resolving a court fight with a California school district.

June 07, 2015 | Associated Press | RELIGION


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