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Religion

Don Follis: Easter tells us that all people are deeply loved

As I reflected on the events of Holy Week, the gravity of the events that lead to Good Friday and the crucifixion of Jesus was heightened as I read a new book by Dr. Ruth A. Tucker — "Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife — My Story of Finding Hope after Domestic Abuse" (Zondervan, 2016).

Religion calendar, March 25-April 1, 2016

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Religion calendar, March 18-25, 2016

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Don Follis: Message of Lent is 'Be merciful to me'

The painful emotions I felt reading Sue Klebold's book "A Mother's Reckoning — Living in the aftermath of Tragedy," (Crown Publishers, 2016), took me back to the feelings I felt in my college days when I read three books that helped build a foundation for my understanding of pain and suffering.

Religion calendar, March 11-18, 2016

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Joyful servant

CHAMPAIGN — As a man of the cloth, Father Joseph Santa-Bibiana sees good in an overwhelming majority of things — from people to nature.

But as Holy Cross' 82-year-old pastor looks out the window of a conference room off his office at the Catholic church, he struggles to find kind words to describe the freezing rain falling sideways on a cold, windy afternoon.

'Lucky to have had the life I had'

URBANA — Steve and Nadja Shoemaker's contemporary-style home lies on a ridge south of Urbana, overlooking the prairie.

Through its tall windows, they enjoy magnificent sunrises and can see 30 miles into the distance. Even on an overcast day, they can pick out the wind turbines over in the next county, etched in light gray against the darker sky.

Don Follis: Young pastors drawn back to liturgies of the church

For the last year, I have been following an experimental Sunday evening service at the famous Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago that follows a high church, liturgical model. Called "The Practice," this evening service includes responsive readings, reciting creeds, saying the Lord's Prayer, corporate confession, silence and communion.

Religion calendar, Feb. 26-March 4, 2016

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Religion calendar, Feb.19-26, 2016

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