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Above all, honor God
Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness (Matthew 6), You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (Matthew 22), If you love Me, you will keep my commandments (John 14), If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us of all unrighteousness (1 John 1).
Friday, February 26, 2021

Signs and wonders
This year, I’m using a devotional book called Sacred Space, and one of the recent daily entries included the text of Mark 8:11-13. (Mark 8:11-13 NIV) The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it." Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.
Friday, February 19, 2021

Stonington churches holding Easter sermon series
STONINGTON — First Baptist Church of Stonington and Old Stonington Baptist Church invite the community to be a part of their upcoming Easter Season Sermon Series, "Three Days Later."
Friday, February 19, 2021

Cathedral invites Evangelical to preach, triggers firestorm
Halfway between Norway and the North Pole, scientists have buried a million seeds and crop samples under a mountain in the Svalbard archipelago -- in case an environmental doomsday comes to pass.
Friday, February 19, 2021

The Super Bowl ended this year’s football season. This event has become an unofficial American holiday. The viewership is exceedingly high, people eat junk food and many join others to watch the game.
Friday, February 12, 2021

Even before the coronavirus crisis, this question haunted pastors: What in God's name are we supposed to do with the internet?

American clergy aren't the only ones wrestling with this puzzle. Consider this advice -- from Moscow -- about online personality cults.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Minister's Message: The Challenge
TAYLORVILLE — To say the least, Lenten season is not sexy.

Lent is a time when we prepare for Easter, the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from death.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Everything pales in comparison
Justin Prom writes, “Jesus wants to show us that even the most powerful earthly relationship pales in comparison to the relationship you can have with God. When we do the will of God with love, we are not only serving God, but we become an important member of his family. The will of God is not anything grand and mysterious beyond our reach.”
Friday, January 29, 2021

It's the little things
On a lovely day in 1941, Swiss inventor George de Mestral took his dog out for a walk. When he arrived home, George noticed that both he and his dog were covered in sticky little thistle burrs. Fascinated by these very small, poky pieces of plant matter, George immediately began inspecting the burrs under his microscope.
Friday, January 22, 2021

Sanctity of Human Life, Compassion services at Kincaid Church of God
The Kincaid Church of God (KCOG) will hold two special services on January 17, 2021 to honor the blessing God gives in human life.

A morning service at 10:30 a.m. will be held regarding the Sanctity of Human Life, followed by a Compassion Service at 6 p.m. This later service will have an emphasis for those who have been impacted by abortion.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Grace Baptist to offer reading class
The Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville will be offering a special reading class to encourage kids in kindergarten through second grade to fall in love with reading.  

The class is called “Need to Read” and it includes phonics games, snack time, and a Bible story. The class is a 10 week session and begins next Thursday, January 21st, and meet every Thursday till, March 25th. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

In-person worship this Sunday at Mt. Auburn Methodist Church
The Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church will be holding in person worship on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Pastor Diwan Tiwade has been appointed to serve the church. Worship services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Masks and social distancing are still required.
Friday, January 15, 2021

It will get better
TAYLORVILLE — Below is a column I wrote in Davis Memorial Christian’s newsletter. Though we are past Christmas. I think this message is especially important at this moment in history.
Friday, January 8, 2021

On Religion

It seemed that whenever the Rev. Daniel Darling ventured into social media, he saw the same red flags -- so he posted a commentary on "Christians and Conspiracy Theories."

Friday, January 8, 2021

COVID was years top religion story. But which story?
There was never any question whether the global coronavirus pandemic would be named the most important religion-news story of 2020.
Thursday, December 31, 2020

President in the pews: DC churches offer Biden options
His motorcade thunders around Delaware, snarling traffic. Everywhere he goes, a security team envelops him and a pack of journalists trails behind.

Yet President-elect Joe Biden enters his church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, with startlingly little interruption.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The complicated realities of Covid-tide in 2020
Rather than preparing for a joyous Christmastide, believers are making tough decisions about how to celebrate during a season some call COVID-tide.

What about that beloved Christmas cantata or children's pageant? Government regulations about singing vary nationwide.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Episcopal leaders on church's groundhog day nightmares
With America facing a bitterly divisive election, Episcopal Church leaders did what they do in tense times -- they held a National Cathedral service rallying the Washington, D.C., establishment.
Friday, December 11, 2020

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