'The End Times' part 5: Christ's second coming
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'The End Times' part 5: Christ's second coming

My wife and I have a puppy named Spunky. The pup likes to go with me when I am leaving our house. When he cannot go with me, I assure him by telling him, "I'll be back." In effect, Jesus told his disciples the same.

'The End Times' part 4: We are in our first resurrection now
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'The End Times' part 4: We are in our first resurrection now

A great blessing happens during the 1,000 years mentioned in Revelation 20.

Pastor: 'Meaningful dialogue and change' are needed
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Pastor: 'Meaningful dialogue and change' are needed

Unfortunately, the Rev. Orville Jones said the road still being traveled is all too familiar. "How many times do we have to go down that same road?" said Jones, an African-American who pastors First Baptist Church in Quincy.

'The End Times' part 3: The millennium
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'The End Times' part 3: The millennium

Some people do not distinguish between things that happen on a physical level and things that happen on a spiritual level.

'It will take time, and it will be different'
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'It will take time, and it will be different'

Sunday mornings are beginning to have more of a familiar feel to worshipers, including at Columbus Road Church. "It will take time, and it will be different," said the Rev. Bob Cowman.

'The End Times' part 2: The kingdom of God
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'The End Times' part 2: The kingdom of God

What are the Old Testament prophecies and how are they to be fulfilled?

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Pritzker lifts ban on worship services starting Friday

People in Illinois will be allowed to attend worship services starting this weekend without fear of prosecution as the state enters Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "Restore Illinois" reopening plan.

'The End Times': 'Even to the end of the age'
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'The End Times': 'Even to the end of the age'

This column is part one in an ongoing series about the biblical end of days and the book of Revelation. “The End Times” will be continued next week.

The believer's world view
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The believer's world view

The most basic question of existence is: What is this world about?

Illinois Catholic churches, government reach agreement
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Illinois Catholic churches, government reach agreement

The Rev. Leo Enlow hopes the agreement is the first step of more to come. Earlier this week, the Catholic Church of Illinois and Gov. J.B. Pritzker reached a consensus to permit a reopening of the churches — in phases.