- Religion Column
Prayer, thankfulness and lost horses
As soon as apple harvest was done, we would construct a simple solar-powered electric wire fence within our orchard.
Dalai Lama offers insight into 21st-century spirituality
By Ashok Kumar Malhotra In "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World," Dalai Lama, the beloved religious leader, provides an insight into spirituality for the 21st century. A political head without a country, Nobel laureate professing peace and Buddhist monk practicing nonviolence, proposes a universal ethics for the whole world that transcends all religions, conceptions of god and yet offers a moral plan for all humanity.
Make a radical commitment to a deserving savior
By the Rev. Bernie Knutsen In Matthew 6:33, Jesus said, "but seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Religion column: Jesus is the only way to the Heavenly Father
By the Rev. Jim Wheeler Jesus spoke to some people in John 8 who chose not to follow him. Jesus said the devil is a liar and the father of lies and that the devil was their father. In rejecting Jesus, they were actually doing the "desires" of the devil. The people said Jesus had a demon and they tried to stone him.
Knowing God and memory
By Cheryl Petersen There she was, Naomi, teeny-tiny and sleeping peacefully in the baby carriage. Her parents are our friends, so of course, my husband and I went to meet Naomi. I stood there looking at the newborn and smiling. A flood of memories bombarded me. Naomi is adorable, no doubt about that, and a good baby, I can see that too; however, my mind became discombobulated. Surely our daughters were never that small.
A motley tapestry of faiths
By the Rev. Craig Schwalenberg A Catholic priest, a Jewish Rabbi, a Wiccan Priestess, and a Muslim Imam walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Is this some kind of a joke?"
Waiting for the wisdom of old age to kick in
A Catholic Priest, a Jewish Rabbi, a Wiccan Priestess, and a Muslim Imam walk into a bar.
No news is good news, but good news is the word of the gospel
On my way to Cherry Valley the other day, I was listening to National Public Radio. An economist was speaking about the plight of this year's college graduates and their chances of getting a job.
Learning the dance between faith and religion
Faith and religion have been dancing for millenniums, quite often stepping on one another's toes until they bleed.
Knowing Christ on a personal level
At this writing, another Easter Sunday has come and gone. No doubt the account of Jesus' resurrection was re-told countless times last Sunday through the preached word, written about in columns like this, portrayed in plays re-enacting this great historical well-documented event, joyously sung about in churches around the globe and shared in innumerable spoken conversations.
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