Religion

Christians prepare for Lent

Though not everyone gives up food or habits for Lent, Jeff Caithamer has taken the practice pretty seriously. One year, he gave up pizza, chocolate and soda — all at once.

"And I worked in a pizza place at the time," Caithamer said of his epic quest, which was successful. He is now a pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Champaign.


Don Follis: Baghdad pastor ready to lead church during Lent

With Lent beginning on Wednesday, March 5, I've been thinking of the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Andrew White, the Anglican chaplain in Iraq and the Vicar of St. George's Church in Baghdad. For 10 years, the 50-year-old British-born pastor has been serving at one the few remaining Christian churches in Iraq.


Religion calendar, Feb. 28, 2014

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Religion calendar, Feb. 21, 2014

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Don Follis: Asking for help is the first act of recovery

Even before I met Veronica Valli I thought I would like her. A friend told me the affable Valli is the Operations Director at First Presbyterian Church in Champaign. I discovered that Valli, having moved to the United States from England four years ago, is an experienced addictions therapist with 14 years of sobriety herself from alcohol and drugs.


Religion calendar, Feb. 14, 2014

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Religion calendar, Feb. 7, 2014

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Don Follis: Self-awareness is crucial, but it's not all you need

Why is it that some people seem to have closer and more enduring friendships and marriages than others? Why is it that some folks perform with seeming ease in the workplace, often quickly advancing? And why is it that some people seem to have less conflict in their life than others? Even when it does occur, they seem to be good at resolving it quickly and completely.


Religion calendar, Jan. 31, 2014

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Winter Jam Tour brings 'incredible family feeling'

CHAMPAIGN — Ten acts, ten dollars. Hours of music, sketches and inspirational talks. Winter Jam is here again Saturday at the State Farm Center.

Most of the acts keep it to less than a half an hour, but headliners the Newsboys will be on stage 45 minutes near the close of the show.


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