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Letters to the Editor

Dave Cullison writes to take issue with a recent religion column, saying he disagreed with the piece and was offended by the way the columnist chose to express himself. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    The four chaplains practiced what they preached

    Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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      The Old Testament In A Nutshell

      What would you write if asked to do a composition relating your version of the Old Testament? Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares the story on elementary school student turned in. (February 21, 2012, Page 4)

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        A Wretch Like Me

        John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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          The Prince of Peace

          With Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Christ just days away, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the thoughts of many, including Albert Einstein, who do not accept or understand the story of the Prince of Peace. (December 13, 2011, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Eric Hankins writes to discuss religion in relation to Amendment 26 and says the initiative is an expression of democracy at its finest, while Ginger Mark writes to thank Rep. Alan Nunnelee for working on behalf of the diabetes community. (October 27, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Eric Thomas Weber writes to give three religious reasons to disagree with Initiative 26, better known as the personhood amendment, that’s on the ballot next month. (October 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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                ‘Holy Ghost Girl’ takes us behind the tent

                What do you think is coming when you see folks putting up one of those giant tents? Not that long ago, it mean a tent revival was coming to town. Editor Don Whitten points to a new book, “Holy Ghost Girl – A Memoir” by Donna Johnson, that takes us inside and behind those tent revivals and their traveling evangelists. (October 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Presbyterians get quick start with local church

                  Churches, like people and families, have their beginnings, and several churches have, or will be, celebrating notable birthdays. One local church that will be turning 175 next year is First Presbyterian Church, and Editor Don Whitten gives a personal perspective on the church complex and family located just west of the Square as it begins a year-long celebration. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Where do you expect to be on Sunday?

                    Have you heard about the prediction that the world will come to an end this Saturday and that some of us will be headed to heaven and the others left behind? Editor Don Whitten takes on Harold Camping’s prediction and says we need to be ready any time, including Saturday, but that he seriously doubts Camping’s accurancy. (May 19, 2011, Page 4)

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