Reporter Lisa Kaylor blogs about faith and values

By: Kelly Jasper on April 20, 2011 - 12:32pm - Add new comment

Church of the Holy Comforter is sponsoring a discussion of Rob Bell's controversial new book, Love Wins, at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It'll be held at the Earth Fare Café, 368 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez.

By: Kelly Jasper on April 5, 2011 - 2:09pm - Add new comment

At drive-thrus around Augusta this week, folks at WAFJ-FM (88.3) hope Masters patrons experience a little bit of that famous Southern hospitality.
Radio show host John Bryant issued a challenge to the station's listeners to participate in the "Drive-Thru Difference."

By: Kelly Jasper on February 21, 2011 - 12:13pm - Add new comment

Golfer Ben Crane will appear at this year's annual Masters Prayer Breakfast.


The Portland, Ore., native, on his ninth year on the PGA tour, was chosen to share his testimony at the early morning breakfast with golf fans and community and church leaders.


By: Kelly Jasper on February 11, 2011 - 3:24pm - Add new comment

Next month, a golf tournament will raise funds to staff a new adoption ministry in Augusta. In November, we wrote about how staff from Covenant Care Services in Macon, Ga., drove to Augusta to work with local families seeking adoption. With the launch of a new local branch of Covenant Care Services, the non-profit's advisory board is working to change that with the addition of a full-time staff member in Augusta. Read more about the ministry's mission here.

By: Kelly Jasper on December 30, 2010 - 2:07pm - Add new comment

I finally saw one of those Catholics Come Home advertisements we've been writing about. It was at a friend's house, whose TV is on more often than not. I'd been looking since the campaign to welcome Catholics back into the church launched Dec. 17. 

By: Kelly Jasper on December 10, 2010 - 4:54pm - Add new comment

The How Many Kings Christmas Tour featuring Christian contemporary artist Mark Schultz, Canadian alt-rock band Downhere and folk/pop singer-songwriter Alli Rogers stops in Evans next Friday.


The show is 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.


The tour's name was inspired by a popular Downhere single, off their first full-length Christmas CD released last year. Have a listen. I liked this live studio version best.


By: Kelly Jasper on November 19, 2010 - 2:45pm - Add new comment

With 68 million members, the Catholic Church claims more adherents than any other American denomination, about 22 percent of the U.S. population. But with membership waning, one-in-ten Americans identify as former Catholics (according to the most recent Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, compiled in 2008).


Tomorrow, look for a story in Your Faith about a program - half evangelistic outreach, half public relations campaign - to welcome Catholics back into the church.


By: Kelly Jasper on November 12, 2010 - 6:00pm - Add new comment

Operation Christmas Child, the massive gift-giving effort of the evangelical Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, collects gifts in a nationwide campaign Monday through Nov. 22. Augusta-area coordinators say they hope to collect 17,000 shoe boxes this year.


By: Kelly Jasper on November 11, 2010 - 4:24pm - Add new comment

LifeWay Christian Store will celebrate its move to a new, but nearby location with a celebration from Nov. 26 to Dec. 31.
The new 7,399-square-foot store at 217 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway, across from Family Christian Stores, opens next Friday, Nov. 19.
Special promotions during the month-long opening celebration include an appearance by the VeggieTales characters Bob and Larry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 4.
The store closes at its current location at 4 p.m. Monday to transition to the new location, across the Augusta Exchange Shopping Center.

By: Kelly Jasper on October 29, 2010 - 4:38pm - Add new comment

Stephanie Staples' new album, Sing Over Me, released earlier this week (listen to a clip of the title track).

The Evans-native said she wrote the songs on the album in a season of uncertainty and challenges.

"The heart of the project is about trusting the Lord implicitly and learning to rest in spite of uncertainty and darkness, discouraging circumstances, or feelings of disillusionment or despair," she said.

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