Ann Leach: Taking action, listening equally important
It's in James 1:22 and says, "Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves."
Rich Brown: Students pack variety of vitamins for Haitian children
Yet 1,000 junior high school students and sponsors, as well as more than 50 Ozark Christian College student volunteers, were up to the challenge they received from Damien Spikereit, vice president of OCC.
Craig Tally: Don't forget that forgiveness is important
Good translations of ancient texts give meaning to long-ago languages. Good commentaries and Bible dictionaries provide insight into long-ago societies. But an active imagination is equally important because it introduces us to the exciting men and women of the Bible.
Rich Brown: Precious Moments a reflection of creator's faith and conviction
Precious Moments Chapel near Carthage has been a tremendous tourist attraction since opening to the public in 1989, but it has also been a source of religious inspiration.
Ann Leach: Good time to focus on gratitude
It's a great time of remembering our good and calling forth more. I haven't always understood the power of offering gratitude for the everyday moments of my life.
Rich Brown: Tenor David Phelps to perform at Galena church
David Phelps is a nationally known Christian vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, but he may be taking on a new role as Superman with his schedule leading up to the Nov. 10 benefit concert for Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission.
Craig Tally: Xenophobia can be easy to catch
He was a young Middle Eastern man sporting a thick beard and the attire of his world, a lengthy cotton shirt reaching down to his knees and cotton pants. (Actually, his dress looked to be ideal for a long flight.)
Growing Harvest: Halloween-alternative event moves to new site for bigger crowds
It started 17 years ago as an alternative celebration to Halloween.
Around 25 children showed up to play games and get their treats in a back room of Calvary Chapel. It was simply called the Harvest Party.
Challenging time for Christian adoption movement
To many Christian evangelicals, their commitment to finding homes for the world’s orphans is something to celebrate — and they will, gathering at hundreds of churches across America to direct their thoughts and prayers to these children.
Rich Brown: Local gallery, studio hosts benefit auction for OCC grad's Congo ministry
A benefit art auction for that ministry, Mwangaza International, will be held at Local Color Art Gallery and Studio, 1027 S. Main St., in the Gryphon Building from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 26.
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