- Craig Tally: Dating service may not understand God's will
Joplin man has worn many hats during 70 years of ministry
Joplin Family Worship Center recently honored one of its member who likely has few equals when it comes to Christian service.
SW Missouri man’s school prayer quest turns into book
A southwest Missouri writer has turned his quest to pray for his local school district into a 58-page book.
Pope: Resist ’idols’ of money, power, pleasure
Pope Francis urged Catholics to resist the “ephemeral idols” of money, power and pleasure in celebrating the first public Mass of his initial international foreign journey as pontiff during an emotional visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.
Terry Mattingly: Campbell was one radical old Baptist patriarch
The old Southern preacher had walked through many airport security gates using his cherry-wood cane and was surprised -- especially years before 9/11 -- when a guard ordered him to send it through the X-ray scanner.
Methodist youth group, leaders help fulfill need in Colorado
High school and adult volunteers from First United Methodist Church recently returned from a trip to Colorado where they helped with recovery and restoration efforts associated with wildfires.
Ahead of draft, ultra-Orthodox soldiers under fire
The Israeli soldier was walking home on a busy Jerusalem street when suddenly a car stopped next to him, and men inside spat upon him and hurled insults, trash and water bottles. When the assailants stepped out, he was fearful enough to call the police who swiftly arrived to rescue him.
Craig Tally: Tech can distract us from God
"Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other," by Sherry Turkle, is a significant book examining the impact of the Internet on human relationships.
Coast-to-coast walker, runner pass through Joplin
An important part of Christianity is reaching out to others to show the loving example of Christ and the benefit of having that love in your heart. Two pastors who passed through Joplin last month could not have set a better example. One walked and the other ran.
Roger McKinney: Core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, Islam explained by panel
The core beliefs of Judaism, Christianity and Islam were outlined by members of those religions recently at First Community Church. It was the first of a planned series of interfaith events planned through 2013 and 2014. Around 50 attended.
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