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CREEDE HINSHAW: Finding religious identity

OPINION: Religious identity is more important than we acknowledge

Polls show that those who identify themselves as Christian (of any denomination) is waning, implying a weakening of religious identity.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - July 3, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. on July 10 featuring Southern Majesty of Worth County.

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Albany area reacts to Supreme Court same-sex ruling

South Georgia feelings divided over Supreme Court ruling

Not unlike those around the rest of the country reactions in southwest Georgia to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling stating that state’s cannot ban same sex marriage has been somewhat mixed.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Does religious liberty always trump the law?

FAITH COLUMN: North Carolina law would allow religious conscience to decide action by county officials

North Carolina lawmakers, not waiting to hear how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the legality of gay marriage, has passed a law that allows any county registrar to refuse, by reason of religious conscience, to issue a marriage license to a same sex couple.

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Fuller Center for Housing carrying on dream of founder Millard Fuller

Stacey Driggers addresses Dougherty Kiwanis Club

In just over a decade, the faith-driven Fuller Center for Housing has built, renovated or improved more than 400,000 homes around the world, and in the process rallied millions of volunteers to help lift families out of poverty.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Grief in wake of Charleston killings

FAITH COLUMNIST: Nine are killed in what should be a place of peace

One can’t help but ask – even though it is unfair to lump people together – what is wrong with a subset of angry, murderous, white men in our nation? Sandy Hook. Aurora. Now Charleston. Even sacred places are targets for cowardly assassins who murder elementary school children and moviegoers.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - June 19, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to speak Sunday at Plains church

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school on Father’s Day at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin June 12, 2015

Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing today at 7 p.m. featuring Frank Story; Healing Hands and Majestic Kingdom plan Prison Break conference.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Patience, trust needed during time of change

FAITH COLUMNIST: The arrival of a new church pastor can bring with it some anxiety

This Sunday I will experience an event that most laypersons have gone through many times. A new senior pastor will stand in the pulpit where I worship.

Casting Crowns to perform at Wild Adventures Theme Park

Park kicks off Fridays in June/July Splash Island Nights

Rising rockers Royal Blood will perform June 13 at Center Stage in Atlanta.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Churches face survival challenges

The challenge facing most congregations is not whether somebody with more power can shut down a church. The challenge is whether those within that local religious organization can maintain their freshness over the course of decades or even centuries.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - June 5, 2015

President Carter to teach Sunday school at Baptist church in Plains

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host its first Womens and Mens conference today through Sunday.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - May 29, 2015

President Carter is not on schedule in Plains this weekend

A wrap-up of religion events in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Cemeteries are filled with the forgotten

FAITH COLUMNIST: People forget, but God doesn't

Stones may mark our spot, if we choose burial, for centuries to come, but those beneath those stones will sooner, rather than later, be a vague memory.

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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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