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December 27, 2014

Faith

Is it really OK for parents to lie to their children about Santa?

Perspective is what we need most

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Friday 12/12/2014
Is there ever a scenario where you shouldn't apologize for hurting someone?
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

I can’t hurt you without hurting me

Friday 12/05/2014
How does the commandment against bearing false witness apply to Facebook posts?
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 8:03 am

‘Our charge is more than just civility or integrity’

Meet the most energetic bell ringer in Calhoun County
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 7:51 am

Outside the Winn-Dixie in Golden Springs, Shannin Ross is manning her Salvation Army red kettle. But she is not standing next to her kettle.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
GIVING BACK: Ways to help others this holiday season
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 4:45 pm

A few of the Calhoun County organizations helping the needy this Christmas season

Friday 11/28/2014
Does marriage take place in the church or the courthouse?
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 8:02 am

A conflicting understanding of marriage

Friday 11/21/2014
Interfaith Thanksgiving service is a feast for the senses and the soul
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 9:01 am

Every year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Interfaith Ministries of Calhoun County brings together people of different faiths and denominations for a community worship service. This year’s service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1000 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4457. A reception will follow.

Is it a sin to care about sports too much?
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 8:01 am

Always put the Lord first

Friday 11/14/2014
11 COUNTRIES, 11 MONTHS: Saks man hopes to embark on the mission trip of a lifetime
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 4:40 pm

If laughter were a facial gesture, Rick Brown would be rolling his eyes after being asked if he’s adventurous.

How can we know the Bible is reliable?
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 8:01 am

If God is reliable, so is the Bible

Friday 11/07/2014
ONE NAME, TWO CHURCHES: There are two First Baptist churches in Jacksonville, and they share a surprising link
Posted: November 07, 2014

On a recent Sunday morning, Derek Staples, pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, spoke about heaven and quoted Paul from the front of a sanctuary flanked by stained glass in blues, purples and greens. The congregation, filling three sections of pews, remained mostly quiet, offering only a sporadic “Amen” in response to the message, as words appeared on a large screen above the stage.

Is there a religiously correct opinion to hold on the death penalty?
Posted: November 07, 2014

Leave the door open for repentance

Friday 10/31/2014
RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
Posted: October 31, 2014

Halloween can be innocent … or not

Gee, Haw! Mules, horses and wagons come to Heflin for benefit trail ride
Posted: October 31, 2014

A growing 3-year-old church in Heflin is raising money to build a sanctuary by hosting a benefit trail ride on Saturday.

Friday 10/24/2014
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING: Integrating faith into mental health treatment
Posted: October 24, 2014

Carol was 12 years old when she began seeing a professional counselor, at the request of the courts because of some issues with her family.

RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: How did people know about God before the Bible?
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:03 am

God speaks in many ways

Friday 10/17/2014
JSU band’s tradition of hymn dates back decades
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

At the end of most Jacksonville State University home football games, the school’s 400-plus band members put their arms around each other and join in a gospel hymn.

RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: What is heaven like?
Posted: October 17, 2014

Remember when you were 3 years old?

Friday 10/10/2014
The priest and his dog: St. Michael’s church celebrates all creatures, great and small
Posted: October 10, 2014

It was a gorgeous early-fall day, and Fenway the beagle had come to work with his owner, Chris Hartley, the new priest at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Anniston.

RELIGION ROUNDTABLE: What is the most helpful book you read in the past year?
Posted: October 10, 2014

Advice for daily work and productivity

Thursday 10/02/2014
Muslim world celebrates the life and lessons of Prophet Abraham
Posted: October 02, 2014

On Saturday, the Muslim community of Anniston, along with the rest of the Muslim world, will celebrate the Festival of Prophet Abraham. Called Eid al-Adha, it is one of the two annual holidays of the Muslim world.

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