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By Pastor Scott Osenbaugh, The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God) Is divine healing real? Are sick people made well by the power of God? Some would scoff and say that divine healing is just another foolish religious notion — and I’m not talking about people outside the church. There are many who go to…

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Ask A PastorApril 15, 2015

By Rev. Syd Osenbaugh The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God) “I’m sorry. There’s nothing more we can do.” Those words carry fear and despair. We have come to rely heavily on the wonders of modern medicine and when those fail us there is devastation. The words “divine healing” can evoke some strong emotions, as…

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Ask A PastorApril 8, 2015

By Rev. Beverly Kahle, St. Paul’s UCC Q. How do I define and interpret “Divine Healing”? A. In the Bible we have several instances of what is most often termed “divine healing” – healing that occurs spontaneously after prayer or in the instance of the woman with the hemorrhage, just by touching the hem of…

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Ask A PastorMarch 25, 2015

By Pastor Scott Osenbaugh, The Healing Place (Nashville Assembly of God) As Christians, must we suffer? At the risk of sounding a little cavalier, let me respond with, “Why shouldn’t we suffer?” There’s nothing about being a Christian that gives an automatic free pass from pain and bad stuff in this world. Jesus made it…

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Ask A PastorMarch 18, 2015

Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale The question for this month is one that we all face at some point in our lives: “Must we, as Christians, suffer?” Possibly a common dream among many is to have a life without any suffering. Unfortunately, it is in reality only a dream. The question as it…

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Letter: District 49 Open House For Hoyleton Students On April 13

Superintendent’s Report-Nashville #49 March 2015 Dear Nashville #49 Community: At a special meeting that was held on March 3, the Regional Board of Trustees unanimously voted to annex Hoyleton School District #29 into Nashville C.C.S.D. #49. This was the final step of a long process that started several months ago when the Hoyleton Board of…

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Balance And The Big Picture: Understanding Our Enemies In Modern Conflict

By Mace Carpenter The United States, with the greatest conventional military capability in the history of the world, has had difficulty understanding and defending against enemies who employ modern, hybrid warfare. The problem begins with our nation mischaracterizing our conflicts with the American people. With all the best intent, the Bush Administration declared a, “Global…

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Ask A PastorMarch 4, 2015

By Rev. Beverly Kahle St. Paul UCC, Nashville The question of the month is, “Must we, as Christians, suffer?” I believe that this is a question that has grown out of a misdirected concept that being a Christian is equivalent to having a worry-free, problem-free life. I believe that it also grows out of the…

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Ask A PastorFeb. 25, 2015

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville Question: “When tragedy strikes in the lives of good Christian people, how do you reassure them that God is in fact good and still loves them?” Many people struggle to understand why a “good” God would allow bad things to happen to anybody, let alone the…

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