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CREEDE HINSHAW: Preparing for icy waters ahead

OPINION: Reacting to the unexpected events of life

When one suspects that disaster may be lurking, the vigilant person does everything possible to prepare.

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Expectations for 'War Room' opening weekend surpassed

Kendrick film opens in 1,135 theaters, more expected to show it

In the weeks ahead, War Room is set to open in Peru on Sept. 10, Sept. 17 in the Dominican Republic, Sept. 18 in Canada and Paraguay, on Oct. 15 in Colombia and Chile, on Oct. 22 in Argentina and on Nov. 6 in South Africa.

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'War Room' stuns box office watchers with $11 million debut

Kendrick Brothers faith-based film nearly topples Straight Outta Compton

The drawing power of “War Room” was clear this weekend at it trailed by nearly catching box office leader “Straight Outta Compton” despite being shown in only a third as many theaters.

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'War Room' holding its own with 'Compton'

Kendrick Brothers movie on pace for $10 million opening weekend

Released through Sony’s TriStar label, “War Room” follows a couple who solve their marriage troubles with prayer.

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Kendrick Brothers' film, 'War Room,' opens to positive response

First film by Kendrick Brothers Productions opens in 1,135 theaters

Stephen Kendrick, while talking to The Albany Herald on Friday, said he had almost been brought to tears when he heard of one theater in Concord, N.C. in which people were found singing in fellowship across racial and denominational lines at a facility where there were 1,000 people packed into four showtimes Thursday night.

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CREEDE HINSHAW; Joy can break out into Happy Socks

OPINION: Not everyone comes to church happy

I’ve always enjoyed a nice pair of socks. For years I would reserve various pairs of argyle socks only for Friday, my “off day” in ministry. It felt good to look wear snappier socks on that day. So now on the day when I am delighted to be in worship, I wear my Happy Socks.

Religion Bulletin - Aug. 28, 2015

Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday School in Plains

Greater Fellowship Christian Ministries, 3352 Palmyra Road, Leesburg, will host a free blood pressure clinic at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Kendrick Brothers movie, 'War Room,' out in theaters this weekend

First Albany showing slated for 7 p.m. today at Carmike Wynnsong 16

The film is the first to be made by Kendrick Brothers Productions since the company was formed in 2013. Under Sherwood Pictures, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick — while serving as pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church — were involved in the production of four other movies.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin

These are upcoming church events in Albany and Southwest Georgia

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. The church opens at 8:30 a.m. with orientation at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. class in the church sanctuary.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Immigration issue comes home

OPINION: When I reduce immigration to my own neighborhood I realize how visceral is this issue

One of Jesus’ most thought-provoking parables minces no words: the sheep and goats will be separated on the Day of Judgment according to a single criteria: care for the least of God’s people.

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Creek baptisms: Gathering at the waters | PHOTO GALLERY

A hot July Sunday takes on special meaning at a Baker County creek

Strains of “Shall We Gather At The River” filled the air down by the Nochaway creekbank in northwest Baker County on a recent steamy, Sunday afternoon.

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Sherwood Christian Academy opens newly merged campus | Photo Gallery

The $5 million project places all SCA students at a single campus

As students poured into Sherwood Christian Academy on Old Pretoria Road on Friday, SCA Headmaster Brian Dougherty could not help but smile broadly. After a year and a $5 million expansion, all SCA students are united on a single campus.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Generosity's a 'peachy keen' practice

OPINION: Give something away every day are wise words

What can be given away need not be material. Freely giving away affirmation, love or forgiveness, when not given as a substitute for tangible gifts, can be far more long-lasting than giving money, goods or services.

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Babbie Mason to 'Embrace' Albany

'Embrace: A Worship Celebration for Women' is coming to First Baptist Church Albany

In its efforts to continue brining Albany’s faith community together, First Baptist Church Albany will be hosting a special guest next week when renowned Christian recording artist and author Babbie Mason will visit the church to host a special women’s event.

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Jim Wagenschutz takes the reins at Byne Christian School

Byne leader comes to Albany after serving 10 years at Hickory Grove School in Charlotte, N.C.

Jim Wagenschutz’s office at Byne Christian School is littered with empty packing boxes. The walls are bare. It’s obvious Byne’s new school administrator (which he prefers as a title instead of headmaster) is still settling in after spending 10 years at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte, N.C.

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