Opinion

Letter: I Couldn’t Help But Notice

Something really stood out to me on a recent trip back to Nashville after a long time away. I grew up here in the 1950’s and 60’s and I remember the obvious care people took keeping their property looking good and the sense of pride that it reflected on themselves and the town in general.…

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Faith Perspectives – March 21, 2018

By Scott T. Sharp, Pastor First Baptist Church Nashville Easter will soon be here and it is always good to take a few minutes to remember the importance of this day as Christians. On Easter morning Jesus Christ, the Son of God clothed in human flesh, rose from death after his crucifixion on the Cross.…

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Thoughts and Prayers

Thoughts And Prayers Faith Perspectives – March 14, 2018 By Rev. Nate Wollenberg Trinity Lutheran Church–Hoyleton Today marks exactly one month since the terrible tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead and another 17 injured, including several adults, and many children. In the month since that…

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Mission Trip Happening In September

Faith Perspectives – March 7, 2018 By Rev. Beverly Kahle, WCMA chair St. Paul UCC, Nashville Some months ago, I wrote regarding an exciting movement among the churches in our area of Washington County as we formed a team to find ways that we as a whole faith community could respond to the disasters in…

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Faith Perspectives – February 28, 2018

By Rev. John Campbell, United Presbyterian, Oakdale “In the midst of…” Have you noticed that when you get to the middle of something it can be the hardest part. Take for example starting a new diet, having gone a couple of weeks we tire or sort of slip back to old ways. When you start…

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Traditions of Lent: Color And Music

Traditions of Lent: Color And Music Part 3 of 3 Faith Perspectives – February 21, 2018 By Rev. James Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville If you attend a liturgical church (ie: Lutheran, Catholic, UCC…) you may be familiar with Lent. If you attend a non-liturgical church (ie: Non-Denominational, Baptist…) or don’t attend at all, the…

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Traditions of Lent: Mercy And Sacrifice

Traditions of Lent: Mercy And Sacrifice Part 2 of 3 Faith Perspectives – February 14, 2018 By Rev. James Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville Last week I wrote of the origin of Lent, how it’s derived from Jesus’ 40-day period of fasting and preparation for His public ministry. (As I like to say, it’s the…

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Traditions of Lent: Part 1 of 3

Traditions of Lent: Part 1 of 3 Faith Perspectives – February 7, 2018 By Rev. James Miller Trinity Lutheran Church, Nashville As we get ready for the season of Lent, the ubiquitous question arises: What are you giving up for Lent? Abstaining from certain foods or activities is a long-standing tradition in Christendom and can…

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Faith Perspectives – January 31, 2018

Faith Perspectives – January 31, 2018 By Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian, Oakdale In last week’s column, we read of living in “the in-between times.” From birth to death we have a life to live, and in living we have to make choices. As we face this new year we can choose how we will…

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Letter: Rep. Meier Has Represented Southern Illinois Very Well

Letter: Rep. Meier Has Represented Southern Illinois Very Well Rep. Charlie Meier has represented Southern Illinois very well. He spent many hours (and is still following up on the situation) dealing with the Quinn Administration to save Murray Center in Centralia, IL. In fact new residents are now able to enter the facility. My husband…

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