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Cohabitation: Lessons From Across the Pond

One thing sociologists have seen is that the U.S. tends to follow many of the same trends the U.K. follows. Maybe that has to do with our unique history and ties to Britain, or maybe that is simply a function of our similar sociological make-up.

July 17, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Three P's of Dealing with Bad Things

"Bad things" sometimes happen. This is a great truth we come to understand early on in life.

July 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: A bikini that tastes as good as it looks

I think I can truly say that I have now seen it all.

July 03, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Advanced Directive: Your Last Kind Gift

On this day, June 21, but in the year 1990, my father died.

June 25, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


I'm not digging this switch flipping thing

Today is my parents' anniversary. They've been married for 48 years. Hard to believe. To me, it seems like yesterday they were getting married.

June 25, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Protect Ebenezer Creek - a plea from One Hundred Miles

As rural economies in coastal Georgia expand, we must balance economic growth with the preservation of the natural and cultural resources that define our region.

June 23, 2017 | By Paulita Bennett-Martin | Opinion


A Gift for Your Children This Summer

One of the best things Christian parents can do over the summer is to enroll their children in a Vacation Bible School (VBS).

June 18, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Showing People Where to Plug In

Theologian Paul Tillich wrote, "Religion involves ultimate concerns: Ultimate truth, ultimate power, ultimate reality."

June 05, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Remembering a life well lived - and the giggles

This week, I celebrate my birthday. I'm (places hand tactfully over mouth as I speak) years old.

June 02, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


It's the Getting Out that Measures Up

The majority of people in this county who go to church attend small to medium-sized churches. And they, in general, are happy with the size of their church.

May 15, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Corsages on Mother’s Day – and salt in the wound

This time of year is difficult for some of us. After all, there are pitfalls to being a non-mother.

May 14, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Passion: A challenge to Christians

It is getting worse, isn't it?

May 07, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The baby, the bathwater and church

You may know that the Barna Group, like the Pew Foundation, is one of the largest research groups that studies religiosity.

April 30, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The baby, the bathwater and church

You may know that the Barna Group, like the Pew Foundation, is one of the largest research groups that studies religiosity.

April 30, 2017 | By Rev. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Life would have been different without 'not-Pape Joe'

I was thinking the other day about how different my life would have been had my mom not married my stepfather.

April 28, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


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More on the Georgia Lottery

ttery, we examine transfers to education. Also, here is a look at Senate Bill 5 which would have placed some requirements on the Lottery to ...

September 13, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


Hurricanes show us who the hypocrites are

You may have heard this old saying: There are no atheists in foxholes.

September 13, 2017 | | Opinion


Another look at the lottery

In this week's column we will look at contract fees and the relationship between prize payout rates, transfers to the Georgia treasury, and pending ...

September 06, 2017 | Sen. Jack Hill | Opinion


King's statue, finally, added to capitol grounds

When the funeral cortege of Martin Luther King Jr. passed near the Georgia state capitol in 1968, the state's segregationist governor, Lester Maddox, refused ...

September 06, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Opinion


Still local ... still strong

STILL LOCAL… STILL STRONG.

August 23, 2017 | The Effingham Herald | Opinion


'Paying Last Respects' to a community servant

When I was a young teenager, a neighbor of mine was tragically killed. My parents supported the grieving wife by handling much of the details ...

August 11, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: Diversity good, finger-pointing bad

I read something Monday that just absolutely ticked me off. And it wasn't just because I have short hair. Or because it's red ...

August 10, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around ...

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Word Butter: That's Enough for Me

I spent this past weekend with my parents. The visits are getting more and more precious to me. I know they won't be around ...

August 07, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


The Faith Culture of Effingham County

It seems that every time I leave Effingham County I am struck by the same thing.

August 03, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


The Concentric Circles of Church Volunteerism

Churches vary in how many paid personnel they have.

August 01, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


Word Butter: I'm Ready to Board, Captain

My inner geek is all atwitter.

July 24, 2017 | By Angye Morrison | Opinion


Millennials and the Challenge of Relevance

Recently, the Barna research group reported that Millennials have significantly lower church attendance rates than their parents.

July 24, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Opinion


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