Worth Repeating

Worth Repeating

“If any ministry is biblical, it is prison ministry.” Travis Collins, pastor of First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Ala. (EthicsDaily) “Rather than bemoaning the fact that there are a lot of older folks in the church, take advantage of them…They long to make...
Stumbling over rocks and other obstacles to faith

Stumbling over rocks and other obstacles to faith

In my youth, whenever persons of influence wanted to add a restriction to our already restrictive code of personal ethics, and no clear biblical prohibition was at hand, they would turn to Romans 14. The emphasis was on “stumbling block” in verse 13 — followed by...
Still celebrating

Still celebrating

Ragan Courtney on the long artistic trail of life SANTA FE, N.M. — “I wanted to be Roy Rogers,” said playwright and poet Ragan Courtney, sitting comfortably in the Santa Fe home he and his wife, singer Cynthia Clawson, moved into earlier this year. Over cups of coffee...
Expansive world, expanding faith

Expansive world, expanding faith

Nature nurtures belief in a bigger God says scientist/columnist Paul Wallace WAIMEA, Hawaii — The skies didn’t cooperate as well as we hoped for the Nurturing Faith Experience to the Big Island of Hawaii in March, but the group shared remarkable explorations of nature...
Common Grounds

Common Grounds

COFFEE COUNTY — Bruce Gourley of Bozeman, Mont., points to a coffee-themed directional sign at Kauai Coffee in Hawaii that includes the rural county 4,678 miles away where he grew up in South Georgia. Photo by John D. Pierce. History of coffee brews up a blend of...

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