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Op-ed: When it comes to Rep. Omar, Alabama needs less outrage, more leadership

Commentary By Phil Williams, Alabama Policy Institute Time and again over the past few years, we have witnessed a disturbing trend among liberals, namely that if you don’t agree with their positions that you are to be silenced, boycotted, or removed. This past weekend, the Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party jumped into the liberal playbook feet first when it passed a resolution calling for ...

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FAITH: Why did John the Baptist call Jesus the Lamb of God?

By Carey Kinsolving and Friends "John the Baptist called Jesus the Lamb of God because Jesus is too holy and wonderful for him to even untie his shoes,” says Mitchell, 8. Before John the Baptist proclaimed Jesus as the Lamb of God, he talked about his sandals. By saying he was not worthy to untie Jesus’ sandals, John put himself in the position of the lowest slave. Anything to do with feet was usually reser ...

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OPINION: We Must Stand With Israel

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) Israel means so much to our nation.  The American people have no better friend.  As the only democracy in the volatile Middle East, Israel is one of our greatest partners on the global stage.  And Israel, particularly Jerusalem, holds a close personal significance to many Americans of different faiths. Israel is a very special place to my wife and me.  Four years ago, Reb ...

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FAITH: When He comes, He comes as King

By Tyler Warner On April 4, 1841, William Henry Harrison became the first U.S. President to die in office, a mere 31 days after his inauguration. He was succeeded by Vice President John Tyler. The government was rocked by doubts over how to proceed: Was he president now? Acting president? Something else? At the first cabinet meeting after Tyler took the oath of office, Secretary of State Daniel Webster reco ...

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Alabama still lagging behind other states in addressing physical and mental healthcare needs

By Paul DeMarco Alabama has had recent success with economic development projects and job creation. Alabama has rightly earned a national reputation as one of the best places to do business in the United States. Yet, despite the state being home to some of the Nation’s most reputable physicians and medical researchers, the state still lags behind other states in taking of care of the well being of its citiz ...

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FAITH: The Samaritan’s Apothecary

By Michael J. Brooks The Samaritans were the “untouchables” of the first century. They shared Jewish ancestry, but their lineage was changed through intermarriage with Canaanites and pagans. A Samaritan woman was surprised when Jesus conversed with her since “Jews have no dealings with Samaritans” (John 4: 9). It’s all the more intriguing, then, when Jesus made a Samaritan the hero of one of his most well-k ...

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Kids talk about God: Why did John the Baptist say he was a voice crying in the wilderness?

By Carey Kinsvolving and Friends "John the Baptist said he was a crying voice because he was a Baptist,” says Kaylin, 11. I wonder if Kaylin’s assertion should be considered for a vote at the national convention of the Southern Baptists. “John did not want them to think he was Jesus,” said Morgan, 9. “Jesus was his cousin.” When the religious leaders asked John, “Who are you?” he could have said, “I’m not t ...

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FAITH: Being a single parent

By Mike Ennis, Faith Community Fellowship - Springville Campus There is hope in every situation. Life events can be devastating and we can end up living realities we never imagined. I believe one of the most challenging of circumstances is when one finds themselves being a single parent. There are so many difficulties faced by single parents. However, even in what can seem impossible circumstances, there is ...

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FAITH: What Type of Parent are You?

By Andy Waits, FBC Springville My wife and I are expecting our first child. We are excited and nervous. Having had two miscarriages last year, we approach this pregnancy with severe anxiety. Thankfully, the doctor confirms a healthy baby and a healthy mama. We simply rest in God’s everlasting arms. Right now we are planning for the child’s arrival. We are in the process of planning a nursery and creating a ...

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FAITH: No exit

By Michael Brooks Years ago students had to relocate to attend theological seminary. I often joke that when I was young, we had seminaries to attend, not just click on! The rise of Internet study has dramatically changed modern education. Nevertheless,  my new bride and I packed up and moved to Louisville, our home for the next three years. I had many wonderful teachers and classes and am grateful for this ...

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