My Turn: Renew your faith

...early Christian theologian and philosopher who lived in Roman times. Among his many works, "De Civitate Dei" (The City of God, consisting of 22 books), expounds on many profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence...
Rainy Day Reads: The perfect book

...on the back that sold me. Not the part about "deserves a huge audience," though it does. No, where it says "and oh my god, Sigrud. You guys are going to love Sigrud." So thank you Brent Weeks, and guys, you are going to love Sigrud.
Make the Christmas deal: Find time to stop, reflect

...the polar opposite of quietly waiting for God's indwelling, which is the spiritually...make sure you use that time to focus on God's indwelling presence in all things and...sacred that speaks. Wait for the coming of God's presence that is already here. This...
My Turn: Competing religions at Christmas

...also a reminder that as children we imagined Santa as another God, with the ability to see us when we're sleeping and know if...happened to the cherished dollar bills containing the words "In God We Trust." They've been replaced by plastic currency often...
My Turn: Let us make room in our hearts

...Coming not in power and majesty, but as a tiny infant, born in a stable to a poor family, Jesus is revealed as Emmanuel, God-with us, who has come to overthrow the power of sin and death in our lives and in our world.The time is close: let us make...
Walter Dawson

...Walter's life he was a member of the Lutheran Church, Assembly of God Church, Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign...Bliss. Services will be held for Walter at the Juneau Church of God at 8497 Thunder Mountain Road in Juneau on Tuesday December 23rd...
Review: 'Exodus' plagued by casting, script issues an elite, action-film combatant who's less a conduit for God than a strong-minded individual whose beliefs mostly jibe with the deity who secretly appears to him. (God is seen here as an impatient child, played by the 11-year-old...
Juneau antiviolence rally is slice of national issue in miniature

...Explaining why people gathered in Juneau in response to events in Missouri and New York, Torres continued: "I hope to God that if my kid gets shot by a cop for stealing some Cheetos, I hope somebody in LA is going to stand in front of a banner in...
For Strayed, writing 'Wild' was just the beginning

...slept with a lot of guys," Strayed said.But more often than not, when Strayed sees the film, "I'm thinking, 'Oh, my God, this is really how it was!'"Now, though, her life will never be how it was before the book.She and Witherspoon are...
Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

...representative whose plane went missing in Alaska in 1972.Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, said he took joy in knowing "that God ain't finished with you yet."In a statement, Alaska's senior senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, said Begich is clearly...


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