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Pastor Column-, Pastor Columns-Column - How to discern between what’s true, false

The human race has been plagued with false prophets since the beginning of time. A fairly recent example is that of Harold Camping, founder and president of Family Radio. He predicted the world would end somewhere between Sept. 15 and 17, 1994.

Pastor Column-How to discern between what's true, false

The human race has been plagued with false prophets since the beginning of time. A fairly recent example is that of Harold Camping, founder and president of Family Radio. He predicted the world would end somewhere between Sept. 15 and 17, 1994.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Column - Freedom of Religion via US Constitution

The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Pastor Column-Column - Skeptical? Examine the evidence

Having doubts about important matters is a good thing. In our present culture, we are surrounded by many deceptions and false claims. To doubt their worth is to take a positive step. The next step is to examine the evidence.

Pastor Column-Faith, patriotism inextricably linked

Saturday was the Fourth of July, a national holiday to celebrate the independence of our country, The United States of America. Historically it has been a day of patriotic fervor, parades, eloquent speeches, sermons sounding forth our spiritual heritage, services in churches and parks that rally and remind America of her spiritual heritage, who she is and has always been. Having said that, we see that times are changing, a healthy spirit of national pride is being quenched.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Column - Farewell to friends, church and community

Eighteen summers ago, Shelly and I crested Nine Mile Hill, met by the warm sun slightly hazed by a summer harvest.

Pastor Column-Farewell to friends, church and community

Eighteen summers ago, Shelly and I crested Nine Mile Hill, met by the warm sun slightly hazed by a summer harvest.

Pastor Column-Column - Rainbow a symbol of God’s faithfulness

I can remember that, as a child growing up in Lewiston, I used to ride my bike seemingly all over town. I would love to ride around the neighborhood and meet up with friends, and we would spend our days together. I especially remember loving to chase rainbows.

Pastor Column-Rainbow a symbol of God's faithfulness

I can remember that, as a child growing up in Lewiston, I used to ride my bike seemingly all over town. I would love to ride around the neighborhood and meet up with friends, and we would spend our days together. I especially remember loving to chase rainbows.

Pastor Column-, Religion-, Pastor Columns-Column - What would Jesus think of gay marriage?

How can something so perverse to typical heterosexuals be right for those sexual minorities who are gay or lesbian? Yet to our surprise, many of us have trusted family or friends for whom it appears to be the right choice.

Pastor Column-Column - Marriage: The foundation of human community

Some people are waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to define marriage. Our ancestors did not need their help. They already knew.

Pastor Column-Marriage: The foundation of human community

Some people are waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to define marriage. Our ancestors did not need their help. They already knew.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Column - Church a foreign experience for many under 30

My brothers three and I eventually wore our mother down in her efforts to get us to church each week. Sometime in my teens, we quit going altogether. I really can’t remember when. There was no definitive point at which we stopped. We just slowly faded away, and at the time I can’t say that I missed it.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Column - What does Bible mean, to ‘abide?’

What I may love best about the Bible is how it is a never ending source of insight and inspiration.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Religion - Thoughts from the laundromat

I’m writing in Speed Wash. It isn’t the place anybody would choose to spend time. I have found, however, that I am comfortable here.

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