A Joyful Noise: 8-27-16

A NEW PERSPECTIVE  Imagine, for one moment, that you woke before the dawn And saw a man in golden chains Tread slowly to your lawn Then orange and...

Cathedral returned to Russian Orthodox control

By IRINA TITOVA Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Thousands of people in Russia’s second-largest city held competing demonstrations Sunday for and against the return...

Time to take a devotional break: The Power of the Word

Every human being has been affected by the power of the word, spoken or written. It begins early in life. Parents are typically thrilled when...

A Joyful Noise … Dead Reckoning

I try not to advocate for causes in this column - to carry a banner of social justice or equality or fairness. But I can...

A Joyful Noise … State of a Name

STATE OF A NAME According to scraps of history, some called him “Black Harry.” Growing up most people called Harry — at best — slave. Later, an...

Worship and Praise Concert at First Reformed Church April 8

On Saturday evening, April 8th, a Concert of Worship and Praise will be presented at First Reformed Church at 7 p.m. Pianist Bob Tullis...

Time to take a devotional break: Down with the bad, up with the good

Last November I discovered that the result of breaking a bone can be re-learning to correctly use your repaired limb. During one physical therapy...

A Joyful Noise …Bah Humbug

In the almost 173 years since Charles Dickens’ published “A Christmas Carol,” authors, actors and others have adapted or parodied it more than 60...

PASSING OFF THE BALL

Although I know little to nothing about sports of any kind, I recently heard a well-known preacher from Texas compare the power (or powerlessness)...

A Joyful Noise …GOD-INCIDENCE

Once Jesus started assembling a puzzle. His sovereign hands shuffled through a mound of scattered pieces until He plucked out the first one: A fluffy,...