What does a bird ‘alone on a housetop’ mean
Reassurance of God’s mercy The Rev. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Ebenezer A.M.E. Church: This verse, Psalm 102:7, has a notation in the New Living Translation, “A prayer of one overwhelmed with trouble, pouring out problems before the ...
Hillsboro resident’s first CD will benefit Haiti missions
When Angie Sawyer's son passed away at age 5 she tried several ways to deal with her grief. But none of them worked, she said, until she turned to God. So to tell her story, she recently recorded her first CD, “On The Right Track.” All ...
Anti-bias order creates rift
In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in ...
Is anything really free?
We have just celebrated the nation’s 238th birthday. We are extremely proud of and attached to freedom. The Founding Fathers wrote into the founding documents practical truths that make those freedoms attainable. I love the fact that they ...
Where is the irony in the Gospels?
The Rev. Robert Lee Hill, Community Christian Church: Irony is a literary strategy involving word play, double entendre, sarcasm and/or dramatic reversals....
Vatican admits being out of step with ordinary Catholics
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican acknowledged Thursday that many Catholics do not understand or follow its teachings on marriage and sexual ethics as it commented the results of a worldwide consultation....
Explain your faith’s stand on gay marriage?
As is no single unified view A.M. Bhattacharyya, Hindu faith adviser of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council: Same-sex marriage has been a subject of bitter debate in different faith traditions. The Hindu views on ...
Lots of love
Her hair is the color of golden sand; his is the color of the sun mixed in dreamy curls. Her eyes are sparkly blue, deeply pure and innocent. His eyes sparkle with laughter, joy so rich and wonderful. When they call my name, I am honored. ...
Church lures worshippers with AR-15 giveaways
JOPLIN, Mo. — Some churches raffle quilts to get people through the doors. For Ignite Church, a nondenominational congregation, the lure is a couple of AR-15 rifles....
People with disabilities search for acceptance
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lindsay Graham grew up in the same church attended by her parents and grandparents, and she expected the same would be true for her children. That changed when her son, J.D., was diagnosed with autism at age 2....
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