People defined by their actions

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist My Bible reading this week brought me to a verse that I remember because I learned it early in my childhood. I didn’t understand it as a young child; Mother explained it to me in terms of plant apple seeds and from that come apple trees and then apples […]

Bible class celebrates 60th year

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Courtesy photo The Clovis Men’s Bible class has attracted more than 1,000 members and visitors during its 60-year history. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Men’s Bible Class will celebrate its 60th year of Bible study and Christian fellowship on Sunday. The non-denominational class has created a heritage of in-depth Bible study for men of all […]

Bible’s different viewpoints not inaccuracies

By Judy Brandon Many people through the centuries have commented on the truth of the Bible.

Bible gives us clear picture

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Once Buffy got a splinter lodged in the palm of her hand. I worked carefully to get it out but with little success. Even with the help of the sunlight, I still couldn’t see the splinter well enough to deal with it. Then the thought came to me: try the […]

Strong women can be found in Bible

This past week I was reading about some women heroes — women who had done undeliverable things against all odds. Their stories ranged form climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to starting a foundation for special needs children to feeding the homeless in a huge tent fashioned from many old tents. The will and determination of these women […]

Nov. 14, 2008 Amos the Churchmouse

ghosts of ephraim boss we had an interestingbible study the other dayhere in the church pewunderworld a group of us had gatheredtogether in pastor leroybeetle s house and heshared with us somebiblical insights from afellow preacher namedchuck swindoll as we wenton a studying safarithrough the psalms our beady little eyes fellupon verse nine in psalmsseventy-eight […]

Bible schools incorporate themes

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Alexis Fielder, 10, makes a headband in arts and crafts during Vacation Bible School at the First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Although Vacation Bible School has been a summer tradition for many of the area churches, it has become more popular as churches […]

And the winner is …

Now that cnjonline.com readers have learned to use our new system to leave online comments, seems like we should recognize the best players. And so each Monday, we will present a “Player of the Week Award,” for a comment that strikes our fancy. We’ll be looking for witty, responsible, helpful viewpoints. This week’s winner is […]

2-29-08 Religion digest

Conference set for March 8 The “Free Indeed and Power” Word and Power Conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 in the Master’s Center Conference Room at 21st and Prince streets. Special speaker will be Sherri Wilson. Registration is free but required by Monday so that organizers will know how many […]

In search of big-wind stories

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

Some history on spirituality

Read any good blogs lately? Alvin Petty will give you something to think about: History and spirituality • • • Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez: Bible verse of the day • • • Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few […]

Inspiration from on high

Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez: Bible verse of the day • • • Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few stations, but after school on certain days we could hear ‘The Lone Ranger,’ and sometimes there were mystery stories […]

Two votes no on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Bob Baker: “This a pretty tough issue. Personally, I have problems with the social impacts of openly recognizing domestic partners. […]

One vote no on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Frank Dalton: “The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is an abomination unto the Lord. Gender does not matter. The Bible […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Religion calendar

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Free coffee and donuts. Christian Apologetics Lecture Series — 10:30 a.m. High Plains Baptist […]

Pure participation doesn’t save souls

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes I think we get participation in church mixed up with real change in our hearts. Let me explain. As a child, I participated all the time in church. I attended many two-week long vacation Bible schools that were days packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. […]

Jan. 11, 2008 Religion Calendar

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Monday Compassionate Friends — 6-7:30 […]

Religion Digest: Church to show film “The Wager”

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Bethel Assembly of God, 1521 N. Norris, will host a movie night at 7 p.m. Monday. “The Wager” features Randy Travis and is based on a book by author Bill Myers. Admission is free. Information: 762-4100. Calendar Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. […]

Religion Digest: Sacred Heart holding dinner

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Parish members of the Sacred Heart Community Church will be hosting a Christmas dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church’s gym, 911 Merriwether Street. The dinner is organized to feed those who may be in need or will be spending the Christmas holiday alone. Included in […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Religion Calendar

Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Women of Hope — 10-11 a.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Christian support group for women seeking spiritual growth. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, […]