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10 Ways to Vanquish Fear and Trust God's Love
10 Ways to Vanquish Fear and Trust God's Love

By: Robert Guffey
Letting fear rule our behavior to the point of seeing all strangers as potential perilous sources makes no sense for people of faith. It's time Christians trust the perfect, suffering, reconciling love of God.

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Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History
Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History

By: Robert Guffey
Black History Month is an opportunity to tell the whole story of our nation's history. We all benefit by an honest telling of our past and our present made by people of all races and backgrounds.

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The Source of Lasting Peace: God's Love and Grace
The Source of Lasting Peace: God's Love and Grace

By: Robert Guffey
In the swift stream of our times, we all seek a lasting peace. There's only one source. It's the love and grace of God, which will open the doorway to heaven on earth and fill your life with the gladness of God.

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4 Reasons People Don't Want to Attend Church
4 Reasons People Don't Want to Attend Church

By: Robert Guffey
Most people don't go to church for one of four reasons. If Christians are to reach people for Christ, especially those for whom God and church are not important, we are going to have to do it through love.

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9 Ways to Help Children Grow Spiritually This Summer
9 Ways to Help Children Grow Spiritually This Summer

By: Robert Guffey
Summer has arrived, and it's time for kids to play and make memories. Summer also provides time to intentionally help your children - or grandchildren - engage with God's world and grow spiritually.

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Why Few Christians Know What It Means to be One
Why Few Christians Know What It Means to be One

By: Robert Guffey
Far too many Christians think far too little about what it means to be a Christian. Their priorities focus on power, consumerism and celebrity, rather than Jesus' way of humility, kindness and grace.

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Profiles In Goodwill: Robert Guffey
Profiles In Goodwill: Robert Guffey

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Robert Guffey, pastor of First Baptist Church in Conway, South Carolina, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. Find out why Luke's story of the Samaritan is his favorite Scripture passage.

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Face to Facebook with Jesus

To use a social networking tool, like Facebook or its competitors, there are rules to be followed, the most important of which is, to me, to be sure your time on Facebook does not replace "face time" with real human beings.

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Finding Good News in Jena
Last month I watched the events in Jena, La., unfold with particular interest. Jena is hometown to one of my aunts. I have friends from college and in Louisiana life who grew up in Jena and who have family living there now. I was born in Alexandria, about 30 miles away.
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Finding Good News in Jena
Last month I watched the events in Jena, La., unfold with particular interest. Jena is hometown to one of my aunts. I have friends from college and in Louisiana life who grew up in Jena and who have family living there now. I was born in Alexandria, about 30 miles away.
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The Key Question in a Marriage: Observations From 28 (Almost) Years of Marriage and Ministry
This June 3 will make it 28 years since saying "I do," "I will" and "I promise" to my wife, companion and partner, Angela. I know she could have done better but, thank God, she said, "I do," too. I know I am better off in every way because of her.
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Why Some People Like Sports
Near the end of the movie "Field of Dreams," when James Earl Jones' character explains the movement of time and history as guarded and guided by the movements of baseball, not everyone buys it. I did, because I like the game and the movie (which is one of my favorites). But to claim modern history as being ruled by the sport is, I admit, a bit of a stretch.
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Why Some People Like Sports
Near the end of the movie "Field of Dreams," when James Earl Jones' character explains the movement of time and history as guarded and guided by the movements of baseball, not everyone buys it. I did, because I like the game and the movie (which is one of my favorites). But to claim modern history as being ruled by the sport is, I admit, a bit of a stretch.
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God Has a Dream
Though writing about another time and context, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in his book, God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time, said better than I why I rarely pay attention to the books written by commentators from the political right and left, or listen to them raise their voices on the TV and radio.
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What Can We Learn from the Schiavo Case?
Unless you have been on silent retreat in another world this past month, you have experienced the media overload surrounding the tragic case of Terri Schiavo.
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Fred Rogers: Spirit Responds to Need, Not Judgment
Many people will remember Fred Rogers as the cardigan-and-tennis-shoe-wearing host of PBS's immensely popular show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."
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