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 […]

Clovis group helps publish portions of scripture for missionaries.

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(CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Six-year old Matthew Gross, left, helps his dad Jon Gross staple Scripture portions together Saturday at High Plains Baptist Church. Members were at the church Saturday to get a hand-on approach to helping missionaries. Eric Kluth: CNJ staff writer She cannot see, but that doesn’t stop High Plains Baptist Church […]

Change is only possible when one accepts Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist During my childhood years, I took part in many two-week-long vacation Bible schools. Days were packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. Those my age remember the colored cards with scripture verses for each day. The first day’s verses started out fairly easily but by the end […]