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Some of the kindest, most authentic, well-adjusted, sincere and psychologically healthy people I have ever met are very involved in their church. Unfortunately, some of the meanest, hypocritical, dishonest and psychologically-impaired people I have ever met are also very involved in their church.

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Church


First Baptist of Springfield names family life center for late pastor Rollins

After the morning worship services at the First Baptist Church of Springfield, the congregation moved outside to the family life building for the formal dedication of the building in memory of late pastor Jeff Rollins.

January 12, 2016 | Staff report | Church


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As a bi-vocational pastor, I often cannot avoid the influence my position as professor of health science has on my role as pastor. Sometimes this is a good thing; other times probably not so much.

January 12, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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Clemson University football coach Dabo Swinney has a story not unlike others who have found their way to a deep faith. Swinney grew up in a family that was, by all accounts, dysfunctional. Living with an alcoholic father created a childhood filled with uncertainty, insecurity, anger and grief. Sports became an outlet for him.

January 05, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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The Christmas holidays may involve frantic schedules, multiple obligations and stress-filled travel, but they are also often filled with love.

December 29, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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Most people know the game "Secret Santa," where friends, family or co-workers exchange Christmas gifts in a context of secrecy. But in Kansas City, the real Secret Santa operated covertly from 1979 to 2006. And he had a lesson for us all.

December 22, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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According to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, some 57 percent of Americans oppose Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, while roughly 25 percent support it. Conservatives were more evenly split in the poll, which has a margin of error of 4 percent.

December 15, 2015 | By Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


There’s something about Christmas Eve

Come to church Christmas Eve. Bring your family.

December 08, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Hansent installed as Bible Lutheran pastor

Rev. Dave Hansen was installed as pastor of Bible Lutheran Church on Nov. 22, Christ the King Sunday. He was installed by Rev. Larry Lystig, pastor emeritus of Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. Rev. Rod Stephenson, retired LCMC pastor, read the Gospel lesson, Mark 10:42-45, and the Rev. James Cavanah, Th.D., pastor of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Springfield, preached the sermon. Members and guests were invited to the fellowship hall following the service for refreshments and finger foods.

December 08, 2015 | Staff report | Church


Felipes named Gartland Award recipients

Mike Felipe and Cynthia Felipe have been named recipients of the Gartland Award for 2015.

December 01, 2015 | Staff report | Church


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Wouldn't you love to see the look on someone's face when they receive a big unexpected gift?

December 01, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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Madonna, the 57-year old queen of pop, made a tearful reference to the recent Paris attacks at her concert the other night in Stockholm, Sweden. She said, "There are people who have no respect for human life and there are people that do atrocious, degrading, and unforgivable things to other human beings. But we will never, ever, ever change this world we live in if we do not change ourselves."

November 24, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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When performing weddings, pastors often walk a delicate line between competing agendas of the couple, their families, musicians, and wedding directors, many of whom may not fully appreciate that a wedding is a religious service, the occasion of which is the love of two people celebrated and witnessed before God.

November 18, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Finding true tolerance in a religious world

I am all for religious tolerance.

November 10, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Developing a language of humility

I've seen a dynamic in couples struggling in their relationships that I do not often see in stable, loving relationships. That factor is this: Stable, loving couples have developed a language of humility and use it.

November 04, 2015 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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Every family has one. They are invaluable.

June 22, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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Let me make a simple statement that I genuinely believe to be true: I do not hate anyone.

June 15, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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This is one letter I hope you never write.

June 08, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Finding joy in the parenting curve

As I write this, my wife and I are visiting universities in Boston with our youngest son, Alex. We have also visited campuses in Washington ...

June 01, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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As we near our country's Memorial Day celebration, I am reminded of a phrase that epitomizes the profound sense of loyalty we see among ...

May 25, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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You can't go through life without being hurt - or hurting others - in some way. Sometimes the hurt is severe and long-lasting; other times that ...

May 18, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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If you've grown up hearing Biblical stories, then you're certainly familiar with the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. My guess is that ...

May 11, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


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Christians can often feel as if the messages they receive from the prevalent culture are in opposition to the messages at the core of Christianity ...

May 04, 2016 | By Rev. Dr. Bob LeFavi | Church


Faith Presbyterian to host ‘Afternoon of Music’

Faith Presbyterian Church will be hosting Jim McGaw, a bluegrass musician from Savannah, and his dulcimer, as well as a host of other local musicians ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff report | Church


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