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News January 25, 2011

Sitting down with the Robbie Seay Band

By Jessica Connor. The Advocate got to chat with Robbie Seay, front man and songwriter for contemporary Christian group the Robbie Seay Band, which headlines the S.C. Conference’s youth event Revolution Feb. 11-13.

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Editor's Views January 25, 2011

Enough already

By Jessica Connor. We don’t know what spurred Jared Loughner to go on an alleged shooting spree Jan. 8, leaving six innocent people dead, including a 9-year-old girl. We don’t know whether it was, as some have suggested, a festering response to the intense political vitriol that has slowly been building to a crescendo in our nation, or some other reason entirely.

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News December 21, 2010

Planting a new church

By Jessica Connor. When it comes to starting a new United Methodist church in S.C., it all boils down to two things: the right place and the right person.

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Ready, set, grow: Shiloh works to keep church ‘like family’ as November expansion nears
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Ready, set, grow: Shiloh works to keep church ‘like family’ as November expansion nears

By Jessica Brodie. There’s a sign outside the fellowship hall at Shiloh United Methodist Church that reads, “Love grows here.” For pastor Dr. Christopher Greene, that sign encapsulates everything his congregation is trying to do as they live into a major expansion project designed to broaden both building and membership base. “We are growing—but with the intent to keep the bonds of family and community intact,” Greene said. “It’s steady growth, over time.”
Thanks for the bad
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Thanks for the bad

Editor Jessica Brodie on how bad times (even those facing the UMC as a whole) help us draw closer to God and develop a more Christ-like attitude—humility, faith, and trust in God’s will (“thy will be done”). They teach us things we wouldn’t know otherwise. They help us become patient. They can later help us to comfort others. And when we thank God for these situations, even when it feels ridiculous to do so, we’re acknowledging His sovereignty, His dominion and His power.

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