Religion feature: Program focuses on learning scripture

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Aubrey Barragan, 4, enjoys game time after attending a Faithful Bible Investigators lesson at High Plains Baptist Church, according to Barragan’s mother, Rachel Barragan. Benna Sayyed Editor’s note: This is a continuing series on church outreach programs in the Clovis area. Betty Winn has invited schoolmates and friends to her […]

Sermon on the Mount timeless, timely

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist One of the most beautiful portions of Scripture in the Bible is the sermon that Jesus delivered sitting on the side of a mountain near Capernaum. Thus it is called the Sermon on the Mount. That sermon contains three well known passages: The Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer and The Golden […]

Lessons learned from scripture last lifetime

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I have many happy memories of my childhood and growing up in a Baptist preacher’s home. My parents were the same at home as they were at church. I think I could describe my parents in this way. Mother went by the saying, “Obey the rules,” and Daddy always said, […]

Letters to the Editor: Followers can’t pick, choose scripture

Leonard Pitts may be a genial person with whom a conversation would be enjoyable. His newspaper editors apparently consider him to have a way with words. Yet, he lacks sufficient understanding to write about biblical interpretation (Aug. 30 CNJ). He points to a church he assumes is applying scripture accurately only when some people find […]

Scripture interpretations outrageous

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist First Baptist Church of Watertown, N.Y., fired Mary Lambert for being a woman. They say the Bible told them to do it. Nothing against women, says the Rev. Timothy LaBouf. The church is just trying to obey 1 Timothy 2:11-14, which says in part, “A woman should learn in quietness […]