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Showing People Where to Plug In

Theologian Paul Tillich wrote, "Religion involves ultimate concerns: Ultimate truth, ultimate power, ultimate reality."

June 05, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Remembering a life well lived - and the giggles

This week, I celebrate my birthday. I'm (places hand tactfully over mouth as I speak) years old.

June 02, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


It's the Getting Out that Measures Up

The majority of people in this county who go to church attend small to medium-sized churches. And they, in general, are happy with the size of their church.

May 15, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Corsages on Mother’s Day – and salt in the wound

This time of year is difficult for some of us. After all, there are pitfalls to being a non-mother.

May 14, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Passion: A challenge to Christians

It is getting worse, isn't it?

May 07, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The baby, the bathwater and church

You may know that the Barna Group, like the Pew Foundation, is one of the largest research groups that studies religiosity.

April 30, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The baby, the bathwater and church

You may know that the Barna Group, like the Pew Foundation, is one of the largest research groups that studies religiosity.

April 30, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Life would have been different without 'not-Pape Joe'

I was thinking the other day about how different my life would have been had my mom not married my stepfather.

April 28, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


House Majority Leader Jon Burns discusses healthcare, public safety legislation

This week, I will continue my discussion of healthcare and public safety legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2017.

April 27, 2017 | By House Majority Leader Jon Burns | Opinion


Word Butter: Can't handle the pollen or the pressure

As I write this, my head is pounding and I could be the eighth dwarf…just call me Snotty or Drippy.

April 21, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Authority, Entitlement and Consequences

"Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted," wrote St. Paul to the church in Rome (Romans 13:1-2a).

April 21, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


"Stop crying, you're driving!": What I love about Effingham drivers

Okay so no one really loves funerals.

April 16, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Bat salad and some circus monkeys

Did you hear about the bat salad at Wal-Mart? If not, here's the scoop: two people in Florida discovered a dead bat in some prepackaged salad they had purchased at their local store. They had already eaten some of the stuff when they found the partially decomposed animal in the bag.

April 16, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


House Majority Leader Jon Burns discusses healthcare, Medicaid

Recognizing that access to quality healthcare remains an issue in many parts of Georgia, the General Assembly worked hard this session to deliver policy solutions for our citizens.

April 14, 2017 | By House Majority Leader Jon Burns | Opinion


Hungary's response in a Post-Christian Europe

If all you listen to is network news, you might be inclined to believe that President Trump's call for a heightened vetting of those seeking to emigrate from predominantly Muslim countries is completely inconsistent with immigration policies of other countries, and that it is absolutely beyond the pale. Nothing could be further from truth.

April 10, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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'Paying Last Respects' to a community servant

When I was a young teenager, a neighbor of mine was tragically killed. My parents supported the grieving wife by handling much of the details ...

August 11, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Diversity good, finger-pointing bad

I read something Monday that just absolutely ticked me off. And it wasn't just because I have short hair. Or because it's red ...

August 10, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around ...

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around ...

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


The Faith Culture of Effingham County

It seems that every time I leave Effingham County I am struck by the same thing.

August 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Concentric Circles of Church Volunteerism

Churches vary in how many paid personnel they have.

August 01, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: I'm Ready to Board, Captain

My inner geek is all atwitter.

July 24, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Millennials and the Challenge of Relevance

Recently, the Barna research group reported that Millennials have significantly lower church attendance rates than their parents.

July 24, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Cohabitation: Lessons From Across the Pond

One thing sociologists have seen is that the U.S. tends to follow many of the same trends the U.K. follows. Maybe that has ...

July 17, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Three P's of Dealing with Bad Things

"Bad things" sometimes happen. This is a great truth we come to understand early on in life.

July 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: A bikini that tastes as good as it looks

I think I can truly say that I have now seen it all.

July 03, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Advanced Directive: Your Last Kind Gift

On this day, June 21, but in the year 1990, my father died.

June 25, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


I'm not digging this switch flipping thing

Today is my parents' anniversary. They've been married for 48 years. Hard to believe. To me, it seems like yesterday they were getting married.

June 25, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Protect Ebenezer Creek - a plea from One Hundred Miles

As rural economies in coastal Georgia expand, we must balance economic growth with the preservation of the natural and cultural resources that define our region.

June 23, 2017 | By Paulita Bennett-Martin | Opinion


A Gift for Your Children This Summer

One of the best things Christian parents can do over the summer is to enroll their children in a Vacation Bible School (VBS).

June 18, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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