Rich Brown: Churches' Advent celebrations make Christmas about more than a day
When Christmas finally arrives on Wednesday, many will breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that all the hustle and bustle preparing for this wonderful holiday will be over.
Evangel University to cut 12 staff positions
Officials at Evangel University say the college in Springfield will eliminate 12 staff positions, beginning Jan. 3
Craig Tally: Atheism should inspire action, not debate
In my younger days, the most vocal of the atheist activists was Madalyn Murray O'Hair. It was as though her life's ambition was the eradication of God along with the presence of God in America's public life.
Rich Brown: Christmas a good time to emphasize need for chaplains
As senior chaplains with the International Fellowship of Chaplains, Scott and Nancy Hutson are well aware of that. That is why this Joplin couple's efforts to help needy souls does not end on Christmas.
Ann Leach: Learning to receive is also important
Throughout my formative years, I learned to find great gifts for people. I would constantly hear, "This is perfect for me," exclaimed with such genuine delight that even I got excited about it. It was fun for me then, and it still is today.
Rich Brown: Christmas light display on again at church with stronger precautions
As Peter Frost hit the switch Fridaystet to kick off another Christmas light display at his rural Carthage church, his mind may have wandered back to last year's event, when not all was so bright.
Sweet potato latkes? Roasted Brussels sprouts with pastrami?
It’s Thanksgiving. It’s the first day of Hanukkah. It’s Thanksgivukkah.
Craig Tally: Simple levers can open unknown doors
Imagine the humiliating astonishment I felt upon learning that my new truck, which I had owned for about eight months, actually had a third door!
Rich Brown: Couple marks ninth straight year with overseas ministry
Mark Benz concluded his work as the Joplin Globe circulation director in 2002, the same year he and his wife, Rhonda, adopted two Cambodian orphans.
A rabbi whose good friend became the pope
It was September, not an easy time for a religious Jew to be traveling.
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