Religion & Spirituality

It’s OK to be mad at God and wrestle with Him, too, especially when there is a gaping hole in our heart. Remember, He is GOD, and He can handle our ugliest emotions, our angriest rants and our toughest questions. Read more

Kari Kampakis

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Photos courtesy of Randy Hemphill.

Hemphill published his second book, “The Restored Man,” in 2019, which details his journey from being a religious man to a restored man and provides a process to help men grow both spiritually and emotionally. Read more


Every human is flawed and imperfect, yet God loves us anyway. Even on our worst days, He loves us at maximum capacity. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Richard Simmons new book

Photo by Erin Nelson.

In “Reflections on the Existence of God,” he seeks to answer one of life’s most enduring questions: Does God exist? Read more

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Even if you’re new to faith, even if you’re walking just one step ahead of your child, you can be a powerful prayer warrior. You can equip your child spiritually and point them to the source of all peace. Read more

Kari Kampakis

On social media, however, we get to skip the real-life challenge of trying to work through differences and instead join tribes. Read more

Kari Kampakis

I find it interesting (and somewhat crazy) that Americans will pack stadiums and pour money into a sport that revolves around one ball. Many people care more passionately about who dominates that one ball than they do eternal matters. Read more

Kari Kampakis

God planted in us a desire to be with Him. Only in heaven will we feel perfect peace and happiness. Until we reach our final destination, we must learn to live with the inner voids that create a longing for eternity. Read more

Kari Kampakis

For our children to know, love and understand God, it’s important that we take them to church, share Scripture, cultivate character and encourage healthy relationships. Read more

Kari Kampakis

Canterbury United Methodist Church

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Canterbury United Methodist Church is located at 350 Overbrook Road in Birmingham. Read more


William Thornton

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William Thornton reported on Mountain Brook for the News from 2008 to 2012, as well as other cities in the Birmingham metro area. Read more


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