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January 31, 2015

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Should children learn religion in public school?

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Friday 01/23/2015
Acclaimed organist to perform Sunday in Anniston
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:31 am

Diane Bish has performed on some of the most famous pipe organs in the world, from Canterbury Cathedral in England, to Freiburg Cathedral in Germany, to Notre Dame in Paris.

Is there value in a pastor knowing Greek or Hebrew?
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:01 am

It would make me a better preacher

Friday 01/16/2015
Local ministry prepares for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 10:02 am

In 1984, via presidential declaration, Ronald Reagan deemed Jan. 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Since then, the date has shifted to the third Sunday in January, marking a day when churches around the country gather to pray, hear sermons and welcome guest speakers discussing the value of life, especially the lives of the unborn.

Local missionary traveled to 11 countries in 11 months
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

Heather Bearden will never look at a microwave the same way again. The 25-year-old Saks native now knows just how remarkable such a thing is, because she’s cooked meals over an open flame and understands the time and effort it takes to get the fire hot enough to boil water so that she and her team members could eat breakfast.

Is there an element of violence inherent in religion?
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 9:02 am

Religion is not violent, but the religious can be

Friday 01/09/2015
How do you get out of a pattern of sin?
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 9:00 am

Sin is like a virus

Friday 01/02/2015
What New Year’s resolution would you like the world to make?
Updated: January 02, 2015 - 9:00 am

Strive to become better

Tuesday 12/30/2014
Merry Christmas! For Orthodox Christians, the Christmas season is just beginning
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 11:02 am

Christmas is over.

Do you have any religious bumper stickers on your car?
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 10:26 am

It’s about actions more than stickers

Friday 12/19/2014
Is it really OK for parents to lie to their children about Santa?
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 10:03 am

Perspective is what we need most

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.

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