Opinion

Faith Perspectives: July 19

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale At the beginning of July, I attended the reunion of the family of my mother’s mother’s parents. This was the 90th year that the family had come together for a reunion. One of my elderly cousins who was not able to attend because of health wrote this comment:

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Column: Making Fireworks Happen

Dear Readers: I LOVE fireworks. Any family of mine and anyone who has known me for any amount of time (particularly during my college years) would probably take this statement as correct but an under-exaggeration. I have a college professor that still tells his students to “ask him about blowing up the toilet” when they

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Faith Perspectives

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville I mentioned last week that people often times share with me that they find it hard to pray,  so we looked at a very simple acronym a person can use as they pray, the acronym ACTS (Adoration/Acknowledgment, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication). It serves as a reminder of

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Poem: Each Spring

Each Spring By Vi B. Chevalier When Spring arrives and blossoms burst With brilliant, breathless charm, When baby chicks and piglets, too, Arrive on Grandpa’s farm, When busy bees and butterflies Glide by with quiet grace And robins search with halting hops For worms, from place to place, When sunshine filters through the trees and

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Faith Perspectives – May 31, 2017

By Rev. Beverly Kahle St. Paul UCC – Nashville     Terrorist act follows terrorist act. Prices of all the essentials seem to just keep rising, Pay checks seem to dwindle. Crime is on the rise. The government is in an uproar. Could it be another year without a state budget? These things affect not just

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Faith Perspectives – May 31, 2017

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale     In last week’s column, we looked at the ascension of Jesus, that is Jesus return bodily to God the Father, and now he rules the world till the time of his return. Just before Jesus went, he told the disciples to ‘wait for the gift my

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Letter: Strong Leader Needed To Continue Tradition Of Excellence At NCHS

US academic environments define leadership as “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”. (Wikipedia). As taxpayers we expect that the high school we support functions at the highest level possible within the means available. Through elections we select

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Letter: May Is Myositis Awareness Month

Dear Editor, I live in Nashville and have a chronic disease known as myositis. The disease affects relatively few Americans (50,000 – 75,000), but for  those who have the disease it can be very debilitating.  While I am one of the unlucky few to have this disease, there are probably others in our community who

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Column: Seeking Voices Of Faith, People Of Faith

Dear Readers: You may have noticed something different on this page over the last few weeks. The “Ask A Pastor” column is no more, but it has not disappeared so much as undergone a renovation – in its place is “Faith Perspectives.” See Page A10 for this week’s edition, online here. Voices of Faith Needed

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Faith Perspectives – May 24, 2017

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale     Last month we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection from the grave. We joined our voices singing and saying our praises to God along with those early disciples in rejoicing in what God has done. Now we have moved back to the routine, yet this week there is a

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