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Church News: Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces:* Sunday - Women's Missionary Society family and friends day at 10 a.m. First Baptist Missionary Church, 219 S. Washington St., announces:* … more

Pray for God to solve your problems and a whole lot more

It's an occupational hazard: "Pastor, please pray for me." When I first began as a pastor, I said "OK," and went on my way. No one told me people actually expected me to pray with them. Right then. About whatever his or her need was. I was corrected … more

Freed by court, Pakistani Christian woman still a prisoner

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy, still lives the life of a prisoner, nearly three months after her release from death row, awaiting a final ruling on her fate. She spends her days in seclusion for fear of … more

Church News: Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday, Jan. 20 - Women's Missionary Society family and friends day at 10 a.m. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 182 S. Pike East, announces: * Friday, Jan. 18 - Prayer and … more

Once upon a time, there was a church

Once upon a time there was a group of folks in the country who wanted to have a place to worship God. The nearest church to them was miles away and across the river. Just about everyone in their area farmed. Sunday did not mean chores went away; … more

Vatican launches track team of Swiss Guards, nuns

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican launched an official track team Thursday with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee. About 60 Holy See runners - Swiss Guards, priests, … more

It was one of the best days of worship; I was washed clean

My college Spanish teacher, Marilyn Allgood, was one of the most persuasive people I've ever known. She was passionate about missions in the Rio Grande River area. To incentivize college students to go during summer break, she offered college … more

Church News: Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday, Jan. 20 - Women's Missionary Society family and friends day at 10 a.m. Knitting Hearts Ministry, meets at Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., announces: * Saturday, Jan. 12 - … more

Church News: Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday - Missionary fifth Sunday worship at 10 a.m. * Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 - Women's Missionary Society family and friends day at 10 a.m. Community Church of Praise, 562 S. Pike Road, … more

A lot changes in 100 years, but God is always stable

One hundred years ago, Jan. 2, 1919, my Dad was born. Think about it. Woodrow Wilson was still president. The War to End All Wars was over. Though automobiles were becoming widespread, his parents still drove a horse and buggy to church. There … more

Church News: Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Allen Chapel AME Church, 471 Lynam Road, announces: * Sunday - Christmas program at 10 a.m. * Sunday, Dec. 30 - Missionary fifth Sunday worship at 10 a.m. * Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 - Women's Missionary Society family and friends day at 10 … more

The 2nd-hardest conversation

Mary: Mamma, Poppa, I need to talk to you. Anne (her mother): Joachim, come here. Your daughter wants to talk. Joachim (her father): What does she want to talk about? Anne: She didn't say. Probably something about the wedding. (To Mary) It … more

'Ways of the Lord' explores life as a Christian in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel - "Ways of the Lord" - can be broadly viewed as an attempt to answer one question: What it's like to be a Christian in Egypt? The answer, given in stories narrated by the book's … more

Nearly 200-year-old Christian society in Charleston ministers to big-ship mariners

CHARLESTON (AP) - And then, on the deck of the giant container ship OOCL Korea, they prayed together. It only took a moment. Jake Corpuz, the 27-year-old Filipino seafarer with a wife at home and a child on the way, was all smiles. He would … more

Famous town, forgotten town

Ever heard of Sepphoris? No, it's not a disease; it's a town. In its day, it was a pretty important place. Just off the main road between two important cities, it was full of government offices. There was a military base there, which made everyone … more

Church News: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Sunday - The youth ministry's Christmas praise and worship will be held at 10 a.m. * Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 19-21 - Revival at 7:30 … more

President Bush in Heaven

President George H. W. Bush passed away last week. Tributes have been pouring in. When he was president, we may not have agreed with all his actions, but in hindsight, we see his wisdom, his decency and his character. President Bush was an … more

Church News: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2571 Joseph Lemon-Dingle Road, Jordan community, Manning, announces: * Sunday - The Antioch Mass Choir's anniversary will be celebrated at 10 a.m. * Sunday, Dec. 16 - The youth ministry will celebrate their … more

Church News: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 14 Brand St., announces: * Today and Sunday - The 32nd pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Larry W. and Evangeline G. Barnes will be celebrated as follows: 7 p.m. today, Pastor Donald Greene, of Audrey Chapel … more

Before the Big Bang, there was Christmas

Confused? Stay with me. This will be soul yoga, a stretching of your mind. A kindergartener once asked me, "Who made God?" Her simple question betrays our limitations: On this earth, we only know created things. We assume everything that exists … more
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