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Faith

Charting Your Faith Journey

By Chip Stapleton  A few months ago, as I was purchasing a book for my doctoral research (Peter Frankopan’s fantastic, insightful and broad popular history The Silk Roads: A New History of the World), my focus and attention was disrupted by the most sinister of enemies, the Amazon “you might also like” algorithm.    I am not sure how or why, exactly, but one […]

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Man’s Responsibility to God and Family

By Dr. Mark A. Rowden From very beginning, before the foundation of the world, the Father planned to share His life, through His Son, and express Himself throughout the world and across all generations. When God created man and placed him on earth, man was created in innocence. God had a perfect plan and an […]

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The Rules

By Dr. Michael Garrett Sometimes I have my hand on the TV remote, ready to click for the morning news, and I’ll have the good sense to stop. The only way I can explain it is the sense of anxiety you might get if you were standing in front of floodgate at the base of […]

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Jesus was Born to Die

By Pastor Sean Harris On the first Sunday of this month, the Christian church celebrated its most important holy day, known as Easter or Resurrection Sunday. Each year, Christians all over the world dedicate a single Sunday to put extraordinary emphasis on the significance of the resurrection of Christ. As our world continues down a […]

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Faithful Women

By Rev. Jaye White Facebook has been reminding me that this time last year I had the privilege of going on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. My husband Mark and I decided that we would celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary by splurging on this trip. Several of my colleagues from work were planning to […]

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The School of Hope: A Dream Come True

By Ashlee Garrison Russell During Jarred Bryan Sparks’ too-brief life, his parents did whatever they could to help him deal with the challenges of autism. After his death in an accident in 2011 at age 19, Amy and Rob Sparks focused on finding ways to help other families with children with autism. Last fall, in […]

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Lafayette Memorial Park Opens First Green Burial Cemetery in Fayetteville Area

Lafayette Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fayetteville’s premier cemetery, has officially opened Fayetteville’s first natural burial area at Lafayette Memorial Park West. Lafayette Memorial Park has dedicated approximately 1.5 acres next to a landscaped garden for green burials on its 63-acre grounds. Green, or natural burials, reduce environmental impact using nontoxic and biodegradable materials, such as […]

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All Heaven Has Broken Loose

By Elijah Lovejoy A friend recently observed that her elderly mother was very scared: “My mom sits inside all day watching the news and is afraid to go outside. She thinks something bad will happen to her.” Most of us have experienced situations where all hell has broken loose. It could be a family dispute, […]

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It’s Love

By Jonathan Fletcher Almost every group features a distinction or two – those emblematic markers that define a particular population. For some groups it is an affinity or aversion; for others it is an ideology or pursuit. It could be a style of dress, type of music, certain athletic team or hobby. Whatever particularity, it […]

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City Spotlight: Taking Action

Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Cumberland County in October 2016. While the damage was significant so was the outpouring of local support like local volunteer Corey Brown who jumped right in to help and to lead at Second Harvest.  Julia Morales, Program Coordinator at Second Harvest said, “When I came in that Saturday, I said, […]

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Fayetteville Urban Ministry Leader Johnny Wilson

“When I was 19, I worked in a mill,” said Johnny Wilson, Executive Director of Fayetteville Urban Ministry. “I was a fixer. I worked third shift, and all night it was my job to make these machines go. One night, I arrived at work and they were all down. I laughed and looked up and […]

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Faith: Lessons from Caleb

By Dr. Bill Korver  A great deal can be learned from reading about the triumphs and failures of others. I have long enjoyed reading biographies of important leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther. As examples, Lincoln suffered from depression, Churchill craved the attention and approval of his father, and Luther finally […]

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Faith: Building Strength

By Brian & Morgan Farr Six days a week, odd sounds come from the garage of a house on a street off of Yadkin Road. Minivans and trucks are parked out on the quiet street. A few cars may even drive by. But there is the definite sound of bumper plates thudding on rubber mats, […]

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VBS List

For many churches, Vacation Bible School is an annual premier outreach event for kids.  We have put together a list of local churches, dates, locations and themes. Register online early for a memorable summer event! Vacation Bible School   Berean Baptist Church Ocean Commotion, June 20 – June 23 517 Glensford Drive, www.bbcfnc.org   Cedar […]

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Standing on the Promises: The Expansion of the Carolina College of Biblical Studies

By  Courtney Phillips Shrouded by the towering pines of McPherson Church Road, the unassuming, white one-story Carolina College of Biblical Studies sits on 2.5 acres of prime Fayetteville real estate. By 2020, the college will step boldly from the shadows with a $2 million dollar interior and exterior renovation that will increase the size of […]

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Great Women of Faith

By: Reverend Bruce Hermann           It was exciting to hear this issue of CityView was to highlight women in the workplace. That work place may be in the “secular world,” the “church world” or in the “Help me Jesus world” of the stay at home mom. Thank you ladies for being faithful women of God […]

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Music Ministry

There is always a delicate balance when discussing women in the workplace. Despite our own struggle between the obligation we feel to our families and our desire to pursue our personal goals, there are some actual obstacles that stand in our way.   Surprisingly, one of those barriers might be found in the church.  In […]

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Faith from Fayetteville

One evening, Fayetteville native Lynne O’Quinn went to bed after a fulfilling and tiring two weeks of babysitting her two small grandchildren. “I told my husband, ‘Don’t wake me for anything! I’m so tired!’” she said. Little did she know, it wouldn’t be her husband to interrupt her sleep that night, but God.  “I dreamed […]

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Lighting a Path of Hope

By Courtney Phillips In 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, unintentionally founded the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life program. To demonstrate the fight of a cancer survivor from diagnosis through treatment and to raise awareness for his local American Cancer Society office, he ran and walked around a track for […]

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