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Religion

Residents reflect, cope with 9/11

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was like watching a movie,” recalled Franco Sees, a Johnstown resident who was living in Brooklyn on September 11, 2001. Sees was working in construction on an office building in Brooklyn and had a clear view across the Hudson into Manhattan ...

What defines our lives? Ephesians 1:3-14

Patrick was spooked by what he heard. It was late at night in November 1984. As he was doing his laundry a sound came from a cardboard box in the corner of the room. There was no one else in the dormitory laundry at San Francisco State University. He walked over and peeked inside. It was a ...

Here’s what we can learn from the life of Solomon

We have been considering the life of King Solomon, the son of David. It would appear that he left his first love for the Lord, and chose to serve false Gods. I Kings 11:4-5 says, “For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other Gods. For Solomon went after ...

Pope, patriarch and Canterbury abbot issue climate appeal

ROME (AP) — The world’s top Christian leaders — Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians — on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming U.N. climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to ...

Religion briefs

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He has power to heal

Good morning, dear friends! At the time of this writing, I find myself sitting still at the side of a beautiful lake situated in bear country in Maine. Fish are jumping, and loons are calling out. Part of their call sounds like laughter to me, but I don’t feel much like laughing. While my ...