Matthew 26:52 says, "And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. But Jesus said to him, 'Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.'"
That’s one of those hard sayings of Jesus, especially for military chaplains like myself. But in context, Jesus was rebuking those who wanted to force God’s Kingdom into promoting an earthly government.
Tips for keeping your bees warm in winter and keeping pests out of your beehive in this week's gardening column.
I met a man early last year named Jim Connor. He’d been diagnosed with advanced cancer, had no health insurance, and had recently tried to apply for Medicaid coverage in Dorchester County.
At the Gibbes Museum of Art, new retrospective of the work by Charleston artist Manning Williams opening Jan. 22 is timed with the release of the artist's biography.
Days before the national holiday to honor King, Jackson said she isn't surprised that the Lowcountry's annual celebration has lasted.
A new program, spearheaded by Kiawah Island Club & Real Estate, helped one Johns Island school create more open air learning spaces to aid learning during the pandemic.
Anybody know what day of the week it is anymore? During the holidays, that’s not all that uncommon. But we’re now into the third week of a new year and while I am fairly certain of the month, it’s a 50-50 proposition that I’ll nail the exact day of the week.
The Echo Project has been making progress raising funds and gaining support from scholars. Its organizers hope the renovation project will be completed by the end of 2022.
Few English works rival the King James Bible, a text that serves as one of the most familiar versions Christian holy writ.
I like words. Sometimes, they come easy. On occasion, they can make people laugh, cry or remember. If the words are properly constructed, they might inspire or even motivate.
Every year, a Michigan university publishes a list of words and phrases that are overused, redundant and, in their view, should be banished.
In December, it was announced that the stimulus package included $15 billion in relief for arts and entertainment organizations. How might that play out in South Carolina?
If you’re wondering why the stores are out of toilet paper again, it may be because a certain chaplain you know stole at least one package recently.
Garden peas, also called green peas or English peas to distinguish them from Southern peas, are my favorite spring vegetable crop. Peas must be planted early to get the best yield and quality.
Selling a home takes a lot more effort than planting a "For Sale" sign in the front yard. Curb appeal, cleanliness and decluttering are at the top of the list to help your home sell. But if you are thinking of selling this spring, now is the time to start getting your house prepared.
Following a year that saw increased attention among faith communities to addressing racism, Charleston-area faith leaders are hoping to strike a harmonious tone around themes of love and justice to begin 2021.
Rep. Nancy Mace got yelled at, insulted, threatened and locked down in her office while Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. She'd been a congresswoman for roughly 100 hours.
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition will not move forward with its 2021 event, despite an initial announcement for a scaled-back festival this February.
Experts argue that while they can't say specifically what aspect of managing the COVID-19 pandemic has had the greatest impact, it's possible activities such as social distancing and mask-wearing are a part of it.
The Charleston Interreligious Council, which includes representatives from seven different faith groups, launched its second annual Interfaith Harmony Month on Monday as the city proclaimed January as a time to focus on religious tolerance and liberty.
This is not the optimism that should start a New Year’s column. But to adapt a car slogan, “This ain’t your father’s New Year’s cheer.”
In a recent column, I reminded you of the places you won’t find me while the pandemic continues. I should have at least given some general guidelines.
A global pandemic, economic collapse, and social and political turmoil have all been on the docket for a year that, according to astrologers, marks the beginning of a major season of change.
Several South Carolina Baptist pastors said a recent joint statement by six Southern Baptist seminary presidents around race has threatened that progress, calling the letter unwise.
MRA Design and Build, a local design and build firm, captured the AIA South Carolina Virtual Design and Robert Mills Residential Merit awards.
2020 has been a year unlike any in recent memory. Through it all, the photo staff of The Post and Courier documented the events and the experiences.
As required by the Vatican, Guglielmone will submit a letter of resignation Wednesday, which is Guglielmone's 75th birthday, the diocese announced Monday.
The teacher wants financial damages, ongoing royalties from the series and a credit at the end of each episode attributing the story to him.
EDITOR’S NOTE: These calendar listings include Lowcountry arts and entertainment events that will be held in online formats only. To submit an event, go to www.postandcourier.com/events
Tis the season to get tidy. As the chaotic, stress-filled 2020 comes to an end, and holiday boxes need to be repacked and put away, you may want to channel your inner Marie Kondo or re-watch The Home Edit for some inspiration. Or, if you're feeling the drain, consider calling a professional.
The school sought to give the impression that religion was not a formidable part of its fabric. A recent student research project tied to the school's 250th anniversary has challenged that assumption.
South Carolina Public Radio's popular, long-running "Roots Musik Karamu" program has been expanded statewide, a testament to peace, love and Osei Chandler.
The federal initiative would link together various organizations, including the Gullah Society in Charleston, in an effort to better record and preserve Black cemeteries. Meanwhile, local advocates of a municipal archaeological ordinance continue to hold out hope.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it. This has been a disastrous year for the arts and entertainment industry, which relies on live events and in-person audiences to function.
Smith, 74, spent the last 50 years in a wheelchair, but little of that time was spent watching the world pass by. More times than not, Gilbert was rolling along with it.