July 28, 2014

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Religion News 12-25 Print E-mail

Religion News 12-18 Print E-mail

Civility through dialogue Print E-mail

The late A. Bartlett Giamatti, former Commissioner of Major League Baseball and former President of Yale University, said, “Civility is the core of civilization.” Given the cynicism and polarization that appears all too common today, one wonders if we’ve collectively lost our core.

It seems that the dearth of civility in our society typically occurs in emotionally charged arenas like politics, social issues, or religion. People feel so exceedingly passionate about these issues that they often lose any semblance of objectivity. Instead of being open to other points of view they seek reinforcement of their own ideals and are intolerant of dissent. This resistance to understanding maintains ignorance, heightens intolerance, and greatly contributes to incivility.

Religion News 12-11 Print E-mail

Flour Creek Holiday Open House Print E-mail

"Come share the blessings of Christmas." Flour Creek Christian Church invites you to attend their Christmas Holiday Open House from 4 - 7 p.m. Saturday, December 15.

Come join them for a free Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Every child will receive a free gift from under the tree.

Flour Creek Christian Church is located at Hwy 177, Butler, across from BB's.


Religion News 12-04 Print E-mail
Not Seward's Folly Print E-mail

I should preface my remarks today by making it clear that this is not a book review, but a reflection on a book review. The book, Seward:  Lincoln's Indispensable Man by Walter Stahr (Simon and Schuster, 2012) is not the subject of this blog, just as they say in therapeutic terms, “the presenting issue.” My subject is actually the particular angle that one reviewer has taken on the life of William Henry Seward.

Religion News 11-27 Print E-mail

Mt. Gilead has a brand new roof Print E-mail

The new roof at Mt. Gilead is finished and what a wonderful job thanks to Best Case Farm. Workers shown in photo are Tim Shumate, Ben Gann and Scott Ramsey. Picture taken by Clay Jones.

Wonderful things can happen. Over the past few years we talked about how the church needs a new roof. If you want a surprise, go to the old church and look at that beautiful roof.

The Best Case Farm supplied the materials and workers to complete the job in four days.

Religion News 11-20 Print E-mail


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