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  • The Sanctuary © D.P. Clarke
    Should church buildings be called what they really are?
    Quasimodo swings down from the bell tower and scoops up Esmeralda just as she’s about to be executed. Returning to his former perch with her slumped under his arm he begins shouting, “Sanctuary! Sanctuary!” Anyone who’s...
  • How to rationalize away Matthew 18
    How to rationalize away Matthew 18
    “…And do you agree to submit in the Lord to the government of this church and, in case you should be found delinquent in doctrine or life, to heed its discipline?”“We do,” replied the new and excited family.“We...
  • Arts with a Heart: Bellbrook United Methodist Church
    Showcasing local talents during Art with a Heart
    A local church will be offering a weekend of local art and music called “Art with a Heart” starting August 1-3. Whether your talent is sketching, painting, glass art, pottery or even knitting, showcase that talent during this special...
  • Magician creates foundation: Magic and Memories
    Churches benefit from “Magic and Memories Tour”
    T.A. Hamilton, Celebrity Master Magician is on tour with his “Magic and Memories Foundation Tour.” There is no charge for a personal appearance and entertaining program suitable for the whole family.T.A. Hamilton is an award winning...
  • Resting in Jesus' Lap
    Living in the rest of the resurrection
    Last Sunday, congregations across the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus; we did so with sunrise services, breakfasts, great song sets, dramas, communion, and messages. Then Monday came, and with it the reminder that life and all of its...
  • Grace Bible Fellowship
    Grace Bible Fellowship in Antioch, California
    Volunteers from Grace Bible Fellowship run food pantries in the larger community, outside of their church, in order to ensure that people who are far away from them and lack transportation can get food. They also provide clothing. Please help them...
  • The season of Lent has begun: Celebrate Ash Wednesday with a repentant heart
    The season of Lent has begun: Celebrate Ash Wednesday with a repentant heart
    Ash Wednesday is a traditional holy day celebration within the Catholic faith. The beginning of the season referred to as Lent starts on “Ash Wednesday”. This is a time of fasting, penance and religious reflection. This is the first...
  • God with us
    His with-ness is shaping our witness
    The book of Matthew begins with a series of stories; actually it begins with a series of names, but Matthew’s readers would know the stories of those names. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Hezekiah, and Manasseh are...
  • Raging river
    Church spreads holiday cheer after Colorado floods
    Believing there’s no place like home for the holidays, a small nondenominational church in Lyons, Colo. has been busy since September of 2013, helping hundreds of families repair or rebuild homes severely damaged or swept away by historic...
  • Rich Mullins
    Living in the obscurity of God's kingdom
    The summer after my freshman year at Great Lakes Christian College, I was helping with a youth conference at another university. One evening I walked to an event with the GLCC communications professor. He asked me what I wanted to do after college...
  • An Arrow Pointing to Heaven
    Living the legacy already laid
    My sister and I recently visited a cemetery to photograph some graves per an email request. After some research and looking around, we discovered the two people we were looking for (a mother and daughter) had been buried in unmarked graves. It was...
  • The Pastor
    What pastors might really want
    I’ve wanted to play a pastoral role since I preached my first sermon at sixteen. In the fourteen years since then, I’ve had the opportunity to play that role in several different ways and it has been a huge blessing. But that’s...
  • New Beginning Christian Church Phase II Groundbreaking a Rousing Success
    New Beginning Christian Church Phase II Groundbreaking On Point
    What began years ago as a direct vision continues to successfully fall into place and there is more to come.Immediately after the 11:00 am Sunday service, Senior Pastor Robert L. Campbell his lovely wife, Lady Kathy Campbell were joined by several...
  • Pastor Chuck Smith moves to Heaven
    Pastor Chuck Smith passes away from lung cancer at 86
    Thursday morning, October 3, 2013 Pastor Chuck Smith passed away after a two year battle with lung cancer. He passed away in his home, he was 86 years old. He went to sleep and woke up in the arms of Christ, as he passed peacefully in his sleep...
  • The world needs the unity the Church can offer, Pope says
    The world needs the unity the Church can offer, Pope says
    Pope Francis told the crowd assembled for his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square yesterday that more than ever before, the world needs the sign of unity that is the Catholic Church.“Dear Brothers and Sisters: in the Creed,...