Craig Tally: Blessings originate outside ourselves
So, if prosperity and health are not indicative of God's favor, and the loss of prosperity and health are not indicative of God's disfavor, then what is? How do we experience blessing from God? What happens in life when God is ignored?
Carthage church takes new approach in helping homeless
Paul Stearns and the church he pastors, Community Fellowship of Carthage, have come up with a novel idea for helping the homeless.
George Beverly Shea dies; sang at Graham crusades
George Beverly Shea, whose booming baritone voice echoed through stadiums, squares and souls during a decades-long career with evangelist Billy Graham, died Tuesday. He was 104.
Merger of 3 Assemblies of God schools approved
Leaders of the Assemblies of God have approved the consolidation of three schools in Springfield.
Terry Mattingly: Expertise should be demanded of religion writers
Every year or so, editors are asked to sit patiently while market researchers dissect thick reports about what consumers say they want to see in their newspapers.
Rich Brown: Church's craft fair will raise money for needy in Kentucky
The Appalachian Craft Fair will feature cornshuck flowers, dolls and angels, woven rugs, jewelry and toys, to name a few. Crafts will be set up on as many as 30 tables in the auditorium of the Joplin church, at 2700 E. 44th St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Whatever remains will be on sale the following day to the church's congregation.
Joplin church, school awarded grant for safe rooms
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin has received a $203,000 grant for the construction of two safe rooms on the church campus, 2616 Connecticut Ave.
Rich Brown: Fasting youths leave lasting impression
Not many years ago I learned of the sacrifices made by a Carthage youth group toward this end, and it gave me new meaning and purpose for this holy season. The huge step of faith taken by the youngsters from Grace Episcopal Church during Lent remains etched in my memory and becomes even more vivid as Easter rolls around each year.
Reluctant runner: Clean-water charity pushes man to run across the U.S.
The memorable scene in the film is when Gump, out of pure love of running, decides to run across the country. That is what Spear will do next month, but not because he loves to run.
Christians mark Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday
Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.
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