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Jun 26

COMING OUT

The Longview chapter of the Lesbians Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) has held its first-ever parade through Heritage Plaza in downtown Longview. Spectators and vendors both enjoyed the event. Vendors Nicki Williams and Casey Brehm of the group NETX NORMAL advocate the use of Cannabis for “medical and responsible use,” and their booth was a …

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Mar 23

Silent or Silenced?

“It is time for You to act, Lord, Your law is being broken.” That sounds like something we would hear while walking out of church or part of a conversation we were having with a friend about the “signs of the times.” “It is time for You to act, Lord.” Not me, Lord! YOU! This …

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Jan 05

Confidence in organized religion continues to decline

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans’ confidence in organized religion and other institutions is down. Only 46 percent said they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in church or organized religion. That’s just a single point away from being the lowest in Gallup’s history since 1973. I don’t know about …

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Nov 24

Should you obey a law that forbids worshipping God?

“I would rather die than to obey a law that prohibits worshipping God,” says Sarah, age 8. “I love God with all my heart. You should do what’s right. Obey what’s right, and you will be fine.” Thank you for your incredible statement, Sarah. I’m amazed and challenged by your love and devotion. “I would …

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Oct 04

Local congregations sow seeds of hope

Wesley United Methodist Church, Greggton United Methodist Church, First Gladewater United Methodist Church, Newgate Mission, Longview Community Garden Network, and the Friends of the South Longview Community have come together to bless and work the land for our Lord. Wesley-McCabe Pastor Virginia Wall, expressed thanks and gratitude to all who attended, and then turned over …

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Oct 02

Does God’s love make you want to give?

Does experiencing God’s love make you want to give? Some current social scientific research suggests it might. University of Akron sociologist Matthew T. Lee says, “Millions of Americans frequently experience divine love and for them this sense of God’s love not only enhances existential well-being, but underlies a sense of personal meaning and purpose and …

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Sep 15

Time for a new song?

    Sunday church bulletins quite often reveal more than the words printed on them. Other than the date on the front of the bulletin the order of service changes very little. There seems to be three important words that appear in every order of service: Invocation, Offering and Benediction. And in between those words …

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Sep 13

Texas Historical Marker unveiling slated – Dedication recognizes Longview’s Jerusalem Baptist Church for historical significance

An Official Texas Historical Marker will be unveiled this weekend for Longview’s Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1327 E. Cotton St. The public is invited to the 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14 event at the church. Participating in the marker dedication will be representatives from the church, city, county and Gregg County Historical Commission. Jerusalem Baptist Church …

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