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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: I know you preachers think that everyone should go to church. But I don’t go and don’t really intend to start. To me church is boring. Does the Bible say anything about church attendance? — D. L. Read More»

Wiese to be installed at Christ Our Shepherd

The Rev. Fredrick (Fritz) Wiese will be installed as senior pastor at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City this Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. A pre-service concert will begin at 3:30, featuring The Christ Our Shepherd Brass, Flute Choir, Clarinet Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers, and soloist Darren Siegerdt.

Sanctuary Choir, The Shepherd’s Flock Singers, and GraceFlock band will also provide music during worship. Read More»

St. Christopher’s celebrates first Divine Liturgy on new church site

Shown above (L-R) are Matthew Farmakis, the Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis, Steven Wilson and John Soulakos. Photo/Special.

On Sunday, Aug. 28 St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church celebrated its first Divine Liturgy on its recently purchased land on Ebenezer Road immediately outside the Peachtree City limits. Read More»

Local conference will feature Christianity, science, the Bible

Heritage Church in Fayetteville will host a free conference on “Christianity, Science, and the Bible” Sept, 16-18, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. each evening.

The conference will feature Professor A.C. McIntosh of Leeds University, England, and Dr. Charles Thaxton of Peachtree City, and will be held at Heritage Church, 150 Lester Rd., Fayetteville. Refreshments will be provided.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Thaxton (6:30) will lecture on Christianity and Science, and McIntosh (7:30) will address Design Intelligence and the Word of God. Read More»

Shirley Thomas cancer brunch, walk, planned at Edgefield Baptist

The Shirley Thomas Cancer Awareness team will host a Cancer Awareness Brunch Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the George Porter Fellowship Hall,140 Church St., adjacent to Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

The cost is a $10 donation. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Read More»

Summit event to feature guest speaker, barbecue, music festival

Dr. Tom Evans, executive director of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery, will be the guest minister at The Summit Church (PCUSA) on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. Evans and his family came to the Atlanta Presbytery this past Spring. He was formerly the executive at Sheppards and Lapsley Presbytery in Birmingham, Ala.

Evans was born in Brazil to missionary parents. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and received his master’s of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Princeton Seminary. Read More»

New Hope will host missions conference September 22-26

New Hope Baptist Church members are celebrating 10 years of mission work and invite the public to join them for their missions conference Sept. 22 - 26, as they celebrate “Send Me!”

The conference will begin at the North Campus, 551 New Hope Road, Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. with dinner highlighting an international menu. To make reservations call 770-461-4337.

Following dinner, Dr. Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell College, will be the guest speaker for the opening service in the worship center. Read More»

Religion Briefs 09/08/10

Holy Trinity starts GriefShare tonight Read More»

Are you mishandling grace?

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The great evangelist D. L. Moody loved to study his Bible, and it occurred to him one day that he had never tackled the topic of grace. He took a day and did a Bible study on God’s grace. A second day was required, and then a third. By the afternoon of the third day, Moody was so filled with the idea of God’s grace that he had to go out on the street and talk to someone about it.

Moody stopped the first person he saw, a complete stranger, and said, “My friend, do you have any understanding of grace?” Read More»

Sharing Ramadan Fast with the Islamic Center in Fayetteville

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The Islamic Community is halfway through their holy month of Ramadan. It is also the ninth month in its calendar. In the year 2010 it extends from August 11th through September 9th.

As has been done for the past nine years, the ICCA Community Center in Fayetteville has shared one of its fast days with those in the community.

For some 29 or 30 days, depending on what time of the year it falls, Muslims will wake before dawn, have breakfast, and not eat again until after dusk that evening. Currently that’s about 8:20 p.m. Read More»

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