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Aug 17 2015

Longview Sets Off Youth Gospel Explosion

Erika Estrada and Paloma Rubio

ETR/Staff Report J- S.T.A.R Ministries recently hosted a spectacular Youth Explosion Event at the First United Methodist Church in Longview Texas. J-S.T.A.R is an organization that provides programs for youth development for at risk children.  Everyone loves the sound of music, and what better way to jump-start a back-to-school weekend with gospel music and fellowship …

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Aug 15 2015

Kids Talk About God

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by Carey Kinsolving Who Is a Disciple of Christ? “People will know that I am a follower of Jesus if I get caught doing good deeds,” says Emma, 8. Being caught for doing good deeds? That isn’t the way it worked at the elementary school I attended. But that’s the policy instituted at Cincinnati Hills …

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Jul 31 2015

Black Church Initiative Blasts Cosby

ETR staff report The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a Christian-based confederation of 34,000 congregations composed of 15.7 million African-American parishioners. This organ has issued a powerful condemnation of the recently revealed misdeeds of actor Bill Cosby, and is calling on him to make reparations to his victims. On Wednesday, July 22 the California …

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Jun 22 2015

Why do people have to die?

People die because “God wants more angels,” says Katie, 6. Though some people act like angels and others like the devil, angels are angels and people are people. With the exception of morticians, no one likes funerals. When we experience the loss of a friend or a loved one, it’s easy to forget that death …

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Sep 14 2014

What Will You Do When You See God? (Part 2)

“When I see God, he’ll make a rainbow for me,” says Ally, 5. “He’s gonna show me how to make one. He’s gonna sit down in the grass and eat an apple with me.” Ally’s answer is more than cute. It could be insightful as well. Who knows the entire capabilities of a resurrected body …

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Sep 13 2014

A View of the World

I recently attended the presentation by State Representative David Simpson at the Maude Cobb Convention Center on his trip this summer to the Mexican border and his take on the situation there with respect to the unaccompanied children arriving. I applaud Mr. Simpson’s ability to recognize the need for compassion with respect to how these …

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Sep 07 2014

What Will You Do When You See God? (Part 1)

“When I see God, I will give him a big hug,” says Whitney. “Then I will go say ‘hi’ to all the people in Bible times. Then I will ask him everything I ask my parents that they can’t answer.” Whitney, I’m sure your parents will rejoice with you. “I will fall down on my …

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Dec 15 2013

What is the Golden Rule?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them”? “If you are mean to someone, then they will start being mean back to you,” says Blain, 7. Brooke, 9, looks to agriculture to interpret the golden rule: “If we plant something good, we get …

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