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CREEDE HINSHAW: Whispers of life as it used to be

FAITH COLUMNIST: Country cemeteries testaments to less mobile society

A country cemetery whispers of continuity and eternity in ways that modern burial places cannot replicate.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Hero of one age, villain of another

FAITH COLUMNIST: The debate over the meaning of history will never end

One age’s heroes are another era’s goats; villains become sainted and vice versa, frustrating some and inspiring others.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - May 15, 2015

A compilation of religion events in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Albany Christians gather for special day of prayer

Power of prayer addressed by Albany Christians

A crowd of Christian believers gathered Thursday at the courtyard of the Albany Government Center for observance of a National Day of Prayer.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Dublin teacher crosses the line

FAITH COLUMNIST: Nancy Perry is on the sidelines,w ith only herself to blame

What school system did public middle school teacher Nancy Perry think she was teaching in? What made her tell her impressionable 8th-graders that anybody who voted for President Obama couldn’t be a Christian?

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 24, 2015

Carter teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church

Words of Restoration International Ministries Church of God in Christ will celebrate 91 years of ministry with its annual Community Day Saturday and Anniversary Service on Sunday.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: No thanks to patronizing advice to the clergy

FAITH COLUMNIST: All ministers at some point should quit preaching and go to meddling

An individual who writes in the Wall Street Journal that clergy should be apolitical demonstrates that he applies that proscription only to those clergy who disagree with his position.

Bethel Church to hold panel discussion

Albany church presents civil rights program

A panel discussion will be part of Bethel AME church’s discussion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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HAL BRADY: The benefits of praying for others

FAITH COLUMNIST: Praying for others has a transforming effect on our minds

Admittedly, there is much about intercessory prayer that we do not understand. Why are some prayers answered one way and others remains a mystery. But like numerous Old Testament characters, plus Jesus and Paul, I believe in intercessory prayer.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Assessing mental health of clergy

FAITH COLUMNIST: Clergy, by the nature of their calling, often feel isolated

Clergy mental health is not as strong and vibrant as it should be, a statement that may seem surprising.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - April 17, 2015

Albany and Southwest Georgia religion news and events

President Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school this Sunday; Worth County revival planned; new worship facility to be dedicated; community day planned; former Albany minister releases new book.

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Barney's Run to provide service dogs to veterans raises enough for two canines

The companion animals are trained to help veterans with PTSD or brain injury

Dr. Lois Hunkele with Westover Animal Hospital, the chair of the event, said there were about 120 participants in the 10K, 5K and one-mile events held Saturday at MCLB-Albany.

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HAL BRADY: Peace among religions would lead to peace in the world

FAITH COLUMNIST: Hostility between religions is holding back peace

Members of the world's different religions must find common ground to set the groundwork for peace and understanding.

Religion Bulletin April 10, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring the South Georgia Quartet from Warner Robins.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Sanctuary works wonder on young grandson

FAITH COLUMNIST: Faith is seeping into the heart and soul of a child

He will one day know that people can worship God anywhere and everywhere, but now – without being told – he is grasping that church is the place where all generations for all ages gather to glorify God as a living body.

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