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Religion

Judah Christian gift a father's dream realized

CHAMPAIGN — Gene A. Salmon didn't have a lot of hobbies. He liked his job, loved his family and was passionate about Christian education.

He also knew the value of hard work, and demonstrated it throughout his life — starting as a bookkeeper for Cross Construction, the Urbana-based company he'd eventually go on to own.

Don Follis: Crucial conversations are vital for a meaningful life

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," said Martin Luther King Jr. I thought about this quotation when I attended the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit earlier this month.

Religion calendar, Aug. 29, 2014

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Religion calendar, Aug. 22, 2014

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Don Follis: You have the ability to make a great presentation

I was quite proud of myself one Saturday afternoon more than 35 years ago. As young wannabe preacher, I spent more than four hours in a library focusing on the notes from one of my New Testament classes I had taken during the week. The professor made the Beatitudes in Sermon on the Mount come alive.

Back-to-school event features unlikely pairing

HOMER — It's not often that you hear of an event headlined by a former Miss America and a former WWE superstar — in a village of 1,193, no less.

Religion calendar, Aug. 8, 2014

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Don Follis: What would your boat's name say about you?

Growing up on the High Plains of Northwestern Kansas amid the wheat fields, I never got used to the high winds coming out of the Rocky Mountains, kicking up dust in my face. The lack of freshwater lakes made the few muddy ponds look sad and miserable. In August, cows stood in those ponds looking for a break from the summer heat.

Religion calendar, Aug. 1, 2014

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Super Saturday Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.

Religion calendar, July 25, 2014

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