Opinion

Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts And Prayers Faith Perspectives – March 14, 2018 By Rev. Nate Wollenberg Trinity Lutheran Church–Hoyleton Today marks exactly one month since the terrible tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead and another 17 injured, including several adults, and many children. In the month since that

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Mission Trip Happening In September

Faith Perspectives – March 7, 2018 By Rev. Beverly Kahle, WCMA chair St. Paul UCC, Nashville Some months ago, I wrote regarding an exciting movement among the churches in our area of Washington County as we formed a team to find ways that we as a whole faith community could respond to the disasters in

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Faith Perspectives – February 28, 2018

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale “In the midst of…” Have you noticed that when you get to the middle of something it can be the hardest part. Take for example starting a new diet, having gone a couple of weeks we tire or sort of slip back to old ways. When you start

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Traditions of Lent: Color And Music

Traditions of Lent: Color And Music Part 3 of 3 Faith Perspectives – February 21, 2018 By Rev. James Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville If you attend a liturgical church (ie: Lutheran, Catholic, UCC…) you may be familiar with Lent. If you attend a non-liturgical church (ie: Non-Denominational, Baptist…) or don’t attend at all, the

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Traditions of Lent: Mercy And Sacrifice

Traditions of Lent: Mercy And Sacrifice Part 2 of 3 Faith Perspectives – February 14, 2018 By Rev. James Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville Last week I wrote of the origin of Lent, how it’s derived from Jesus’ 40-day period of fasting and preparation for His public ministry. (As I like to say, it’s the

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Traditions of Lent: Part 1 of 3

Traditions of Lent: Part 1 of 3 Faith Perspectives – February 7, 2018 By Rev. James Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville As we get ready for the season of Lent, the ubiquitous question arises: What are you giving up for Lent? Abstaining from certain foods or activities is a long-standing tradition in Christendom and can

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Faith Perspectives – January 31, 2018

Faith Perspectives – January 31, 2018 By Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian, Oakdale In last week’s column, we read of living in “the in-between times.” From birth to death we have a life to live, and in living we have to make choices. As we face this new year we can choose how we will

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Letter: Rep. Meier Has Represented Southern Illinois Very Well

Letter: Rep. Meier Has Represented Southern Illinois Very Well Rep. Charlie Meier has represented Southern Illinois very well. He spent many hours (and is still following up on the situation) dealing with the Quinn Administration to save Murray Center in Centralia, IL. In fact new residents are now able to enter the facility. My husband

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The In-Between – Faith Perspectives

The In-Between Faith Perspectives – January 24, 2018 By Rev Beverly Kahle St. Paul U.C.C. Nashville We once again find ourselves in the time of in-between. We were in Advent, then Christmas, which led to between Christmas and Epiphany, now we are between Epiphany (the coming of the light of Jesus Christ) and the beginning

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Faith Perspectives – January 17, 2018

Faith Perspectives – January 17, 2018 By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville As we embark on another new year, I want to say to you that no matter what we may have done during the course of the past year and no matter how badly we think we may have blown it

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