Religion

'Showers of Glory' at Comfort Suites

The "Showers of Glory Conference 2016" will be April 28-30 at Comfort Suites, 320 Nash St. Services will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Margaret Windham, of Tyler, Texas, speaking. Virginia Cobern Bunch, of Mineola, Texas, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Reflections guidelines

The Sentinel-Record welcomes Reflections articles to run Saturdays on the Religions page as space allows. Articles will be limited to 800 words. Each individual writer will be published no more than once per month. All submissions should include the writer's name, a short biography and a contact phone number.

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Reflections: Assimilation or separation?

In 1 Samuel 8:19-20, "The people refused to obey the voice of Samuel, saying, We shall have a king over us." Why did the people of Israel want a human king to rule over them you may ask. Read verse 20, "That we may be like all the other nations." Israel didn't want to be different, they wanted to be accepted by the nations and people around them. This account reminds me of many churches today, for they, too, want to be like everyone else.

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With migrant mission to Greece, pope pushes ties

VATICAN CITY -- When Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, visit migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos this weekend, they'll be doing more than sending a political message about the need to welcome refugees.

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