March for Jesus planners expect crowd

Almost 12,000 people showed up for the inaugural March for Jesus. The event returns Saturday, Oct. 22, and Dorothy Spaulding, the CEO of Watchmen Broadcasting, is expecting even more participants this year.
By Mary Frances Hendrix

Open House: Vatican opens papal summer apartment to public

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday opened the private apartments at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died.

Imam Daoudi: Islamic calendar begins new year

Today, I would like to shed light on the Islamic calendar, also known as the lunar calendar.
By Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi

Even a puppy can awaken us all to the grace of God

I don't need an alarm clock! Every morning at 5:30, young Alexis Valentine brings me out of my slumber with little puppy licks on my cheek.
By the Rev. Joe Bowden

Cole: Christians are called to act, not to sit back

The spectator mindset has made its way into the church today here in America, and it is a shame, to say the least.
By the Rev. James Cole

Woman shares how shoebox gift helped her faith

Izabella McMillon grew up in communist Romania. She was 13 when she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.
By Diana Renee Williams

Norris: God can breathe new life into valley of dry bones

Have you ever made elaborate plans to do something and greatly anticipated fulfilling those plans only to have to cancel because of an accident or illness? Then you know what it means to walk in the valley of dry bones.
By Gene Norris

Church program aims to help families of children with special needs

Vineyard Community Church wants to reach out to families who are often overlooked, and they've enlisted the help of Augusta University's occupational therapy students to do it.
By Lisa Kaylor

Longtime pastor, civil rights leader remembered

The Rev. Nathaniel Irvin Sr., who was active in the civil rights movement and served as minister of Old Storm Branch Baptist Church for 33 years, died Saturday.
By Lisa Kaylor

Pope Francis warns against corruption, abuse in sport

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.
By Andrew Dampf


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