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John Bressler - At what age do we start teaching our children?

When I was called to the pastorate about 40 years ago - even though it seems like yesterday - Communion was not given to children who were not considered capable of "discernment" insofar as communion, The Eucharist or the Lord's Supper is concerned. Dr. Ben Lacy Rose, the wise old professor of church polity, sacramental education and administration, wrote many an article explaining the theological wisdom of those too young to understand but was always a tad fuzzy when it came to adults who may have been born with a handicap, which truly prevented them from having the capacity to figure ...

March 12, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Farmers Market taking orders, delivering

This word "slick" doesn't always have the best connotation, but it so appropriate in this instance.

March 07, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Brain Food with Ken Keller - Do you have a 'drama triangle' at work?

In 1968, Dr. Stephen Karpman described the "drama triangle" in his article "Fairy Tales and Script Drama Analysis."

March 07, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - God never changes

I started working full time and in the managing training program with JC Penney three days after receiving my BBA and was told on the very first day of a promising career, "Forget everything you were taught. We'll make a retailer out of you." And they did.

March 06, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Enjoy warmth, green of March

After the bizarre winter we've had, it seems fitting that Spring would burst forth in beauty, long before the calendar announces its arrival. Take advantage of springtime weather and make fun, creative memories for family and loved ones. Have picnics, fly kites, and go fishing. While observing the grass and buds exhibit all shades and hues of green, turn your world St. Patty's green with green milkshakes and green tea; green eggs and green grits; green broccoli, beans, celery and peas. Watch for leprechauns and new blossoms, each day in March, and enjoy some of these bizarre, but ...

March 05, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - God is solution to worry and fear in us all

Surely no one ever served as a better role model for Christians, other than the Lord Jesus himself, than the apostle Paul.

March 05, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - Misfit moms and deadbeat dads

When a woman recently asked that I write a column about deadbeat dads, my first reaction was that I had no experience with the topic. My father was an excellent provider, loving parent, and great teacher.

March 03, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - University Tire combining 2 stores into 1

I think the natural inclination of most people is to think that a business is in trouble when it closes one of its stores, offices, or outlets. Given the times that we are in, that would be a reasonable assumption, but not always a correct one.

February 28, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Kathy Bradley - It's not spring, but yard work sure feels like it

It is not spring. One look at the calendar confirms it, but on this Saturday morning you could fool anybody. The branch is ringing with overlapping bird calls and the sky is baby blanket blue. The breeze is so slight as to not seem a breeze at all, but something like the close breath of a lover. There is no resisting the pull.

February 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Let God help with your parenting

I agree with the person who said, "If I'd known grandkids were going to be this much fun, I'd have had them first!" But that's not the way it works, is it?! The children come first, and then the grandchildren. And rearing our children right helps insure that our grandchildren will turn out well.

February 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - Why don't we listen to the easy message the Lord sends us?

There is a great beach in Sarasota, Florida, called Siesta Key, covered with what the locals call "sugar" sand. Just like the word implies, the sand is so soft that you feel you're walking on powder. At the north end, the road turns off to the right, unless you are wealthy enough to own a piece of Gulf-front property, where tourists and home folks are treated to some very tasty burgers and fries, a knock-down drag-out ice cream parlor and high-priced beach wear with some funky odds and ends every vacationer just has to have.

February 26, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Holli Deal Bragg - The wonderful freedom of getting your drivers license

My cell phone sang out, letting me know I had a text message. "Sarah passed her driving test!!" a friend crowed.

February 23, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Brain Food with Ken Keller - 6 words can help your business succeed

The man was wearing a red T-shirt. On the back were six words in white: "I Coach, They Play, You Cheer."

February 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


Inside Bulloch Business with Jan Moore - Club a major resource in our community

The Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County will kick off its week long annual fund raising campaign next week. Like most charity drives, the campaign will approach both businesses and individuals soliciting contributions.

February 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


John Bressler - How does God teach the mysteries of life?

When I began school - that was the time when my folks slowed the car to a crawl and tossed me out in front of a first grade teacher and drove off very quickly - I thought that my class always met in the clothes closet. I quickly found out that I couldn't see very well and sat at the front in order to read the chalkboard and although I could read, I occasionally read with some difficulty. I have a tad of aixelsyd, or is that dyslexia?

February 21, 2011 | | Columnists/Editorials


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Kathy Bradley: Cemeteries, camellias and cold

It may have been the trees, soaring and spreading and stretching up into the sky and down into the earth. It may have been the words, carved into stone in letters thick and straight, their assertion of permanence both ironic and inspiring. It may have been the silence or the stillness or the statuary that captivated me, that made the cemetery at Christ Church on St. Simons one of my favorite places. I don't remember and I can't say that I ever knew for certain, but on that day the thing that grabbed me and held me was ...

January 11, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Priorities in the new year

What does Solomon's temple have to do with the new year? Answer: Each new year provides a fresh opportunity to examine priorities, and the depiction of events around the construction of Solomon's temple contained in 1 Kings 5-9 reveals some unflattering things about King Solomon's priorities that can help us evaluate our priorities from God's perspective.

January 10, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Our View

Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto's son was killed in a violent and tragic incident at Rude Rudy's bar in Statesboro last August. Now they hope a law they are proposing would create more responsible ownership in all businesses that serve alcohol in Georgia.

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


A life of commitment

Chip had an excellent sermon this past Sunday and gave me a jump-start on 2015. An excellent sermon is when I don't drift off somewhere during the delivery, don't try to re-write it like I think it should be and put the good stuff in the back of my mind so I can rethink it later on. The title was a humdinger, "What did God do with the gold?" The content was about commitment. I also agree that I really need to know what He did with the money - even though He can do whatever He chooses - because ...

January 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.

January 03, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Intelligent faith vs. atheism

As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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