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The focus in Chapter 2 of the letter to the Galatians is Christ and the cross. Paul told them they could not have it both ways. Either you believe in Christ, His death and resurrection, or you … more
“And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.” ⏤ John 11:15 (KJV) There are two kinds of people. There’s the … more
A suggested bylaw amendment that would have given women the right to vote failed again during the Church of God’s recent 78th General Assembly.In recent years, there have been calls for ordained … more
Kathy Goodridge-Purnell is joining Southern Adventist University as the new senior adviser to the president on diversity and strategic planning. Originally from England with roots in the Caribbean, … more
Grandpa was looking old. Farming in all types of weather had cast its shadow upon his face. His physical movements had gotten slower. His smile was now a little crooked, with jaws somewhat sunken … more
“And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd” (John 10:16 KJV). I was born on my … more
When the Crystal Palace Exhibition opened in 1851, people flocked to London’s Hyde Park to behold the marvels. One of the greatest marvels back then was steam. Steam plows were on display ⏤ … more
SAN ANTONIO — More than 8,000 delegates registered for the 78th Church of God International General Assembly, which took place this week at the Gonzalez Convention Center here. This is the first … more
Every Bradley County Commission session begins with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by an invocation — often a prayer delivered by a local pastor.Regardless of Christian denomination, certain … more
Celebrating 185 years of ministry in downtown Cleveland, the congregation of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church had a joyous birthday party Sunday, July 17. The church was formed on July 16, … more
“He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight” (John 9:11 … more
Loaded questions Have you stopped beating your wife?Have you quit drinking?Are you still cheating on your taxes?These are “yes or no?" questions. Yet either answer gets you into trouble. Answer … more
Wesley Memorial United Methodist is seeking donations for its “sack pack” ministry, which provides meals for city school children to take home over the weekend.Diana Whittle, an usher and … more
The 101st International Assembly of Cleveland-based Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP) convened this week in Oklahoma City and on Wednesday, July 20, selected as new presiding bishop Tim Coalter, of … more
Hello, can you hear me? When you hear this question on your phone, we are warned not to answer “Yes.” The reply could lead to your being scammed. Good advice. But when God asks, “Can you … more
“Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I … more
The Singing Echoes 53rd Annual Blue Springs Valley Anniversary Singing continues at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 14-16, at Singing Echoes Park, 150 Bryson Lane in Cleveland.The Southern … more
In 1960, my parents and I were in a revival meeting at a church on the mountain overlooking Los Angeles. The area was the location for filming Westerns and from the church, we could see the town … more
The Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, "Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man … more
As a child, one of the first things I learned was life had rules. And there were many. Sometimes my behavior warranted adding another one or two. Besides the basic rules of morality, there were rules … more
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