Christ Episcopal Church, building community through Pokémon Go Gym status

In the days since the popular Pokémon Go smartphone game was released, stories have circulated about gamers being accused of trespassing and criticized for wandering into hallowed spaced - such as cemeteries - in search of digital characters.  But not all sacred spaces are off limits.  At least one local church is hoping Pokémon players

Child Evangelism Fellowship takes gospel message to kids in Smith County neighborhoods

Hakim Zakaria, hzakaria@tylerpaper.com  While many people are huddled in the homes and offices, avoiding the sweltering East Texas heat, Carolanne Anderson can be seen hitting the pavement, going door to door across Smith County. When residents open their doors, they're greeted by a cheerful, rosy-cheeked young lady on a mission. Taking

Why some young evangelical women are increasingly drawn to feminism

As Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the first-ever nomination of a woman on a major political ticket, Ellen Richard, 26, is preparing to vote for the first time. In 2008 and 2012, Richard didn't vote, following a principle common among some conservative Christians not to place their hope in earthly rulers. But Richard's experience as she moved

East Texas Baptist Campmeeting, July 18-22 in Canton, includes diverse slate of preachers, musicians

The 19th Annual East Texas Baptist Campmeeting is set for Monday through Friday at the Civic Center in Canton. This Campmeeting/Revival Meeting is one of the largest annual, weeklong religious gatherings in East Texas with an average attendance of 1,000 each night. The nonprofit meeting is free and open to the public. Attendees come from all over

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Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler has started enrolling for the Fall 2016 class, which will start Sept. 6. All interested participants should call as soon as possible to schedule an interview appointment. The organization provides a free educational program…

09 July 2016 [02:20 AM]
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Faith flows freely at Brady’s Coffee

Behind the counter of Brady’s Coffee are clues to the things that make owner James Brady come alive: theology, his Catholic faith,…

20 May 2016 [05:35 PM]
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Pakistan: Unsafe for Christians

Christianity in Pakistan has come under brutal attack, most recently with March's Easter Sunday bombing. However, Pakistan's intensely restrictive religious environment is…

17 May 2016 [08:11 AM]
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Summit for boys, men on May 21

The Rev. Byron Wesley is calling all men, women and boys to attend the 2016 Empowerment Summit for Boys and Men. The…

13 May 2016 [10:14 PM]
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All Saints Episcopal consecrates chapel

All Saints Episcopal School consecrated its new chapel on Thursday morning. During the event, the school honored the visionary benefactors and many…

13 May 2016 [08:31 AM]
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