Don Ragsdale guest speaker

for Christ Community services

Brother Don Ragsdale of Mississippi will be guest speaker on Sunday, March 22, in the morning and evening service at Christ Community Church, 5625 N. Loop 256, in Palestine.

Sunday School is at 9 a.m., morning service at 10 a.m., and the evening service at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

— Staff Reports

Pray and wash: Religion joins with science amid virus crisis

NEW YORK — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted multiple religious faiths to change or cancel services as houses of worship try to help contain the disease. But some church leaders are also tackling another task: communicating a message that elevates both faith and science.

That goal is particularly challenging in a time of sharp political polarization, as partisan scuffles over religion’s influence on policymaking can caricature Christians as skeptical of science. For pastors across Christian denominations, however, rising public anxiety over coronavirus only reinforces the importance of believing in God while heeding the advice of public health experts.

“Science is a wonderful arena of truth and understanding truth. It is an amazing tool that can help human flourishing. We just believe it can’t address all truth that exists,” said D.J. Jenkins, pastor at Anthology Church in Studio City, California.

— Associated Press


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