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After receiving many submissions, we've selected five writers to receive for free tickets to the Charleston Leadership Foundation’s 17th annual Prayer Breakfast on Thursday.

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With more than 35 years in full-time ministry, I’ve performed scores of weddings. In the initial planning stages, the groom will often raise the awkward question about my fees.

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The Greater Macedonia church building could be demolished. Even though church leaders want to sell the site, the Charleston Board of Architectural Review deferred the decision on Thursday to tear down Macedonia's downtown facility after several members said they were uninformed that their church could be destroyed.

The India Association of Greater Charleston will celebrate Indian history and culture with an open-to-the-public "India Fest" event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Liberty Square, 340 Concord St. (near the South Carolina Aquarium).

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A Nashville-based research group found that the Bible Belt is still fertile ground for church planting. Of the 800-plus new churches surveyed by the organization for a 2015 survey, nearly half of them were founded in the South.

I have good news for all of you. Most of you, that is. I’m not dead. Apparently, a few of my readers thought, as evidenced by the voicemail I received this past week, that I was singing in the celestial choir.

Congregation Dor Tikvah started in 2012 as a small group of Orthodox Jewish worshipers determined to spend the Sabbath in West Ashley, where most of them lived. They met at the Jewish Community Center, and sometimes at a private home.

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Last month, my wife, Becky, and I were moving into our new home in Auburn, Calif., when her sister, Melissa, stopped by to help us unpack. A few hours into the job, Becky put down her boxes and started making sandwiches for us.

The chaplain writes that he has met many people who have "given up on God" because of their distaste for organized religion. 

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Last winter, my wife and I went to Honduras for three months to help our daughter in a small, grassroots nonprofit called the Chispa Project. One night as we left a restaurant, a man followed us to our car. “Por favor,” he said, handing my daughter a note. “PLEASE, can you help me get to America?” the note said. It was signed with a name and phone number. Do you ever wonder what makes them take the risk?

If you saw the 1983 movie “WarGames,” you’ll remember the moment the young hacker David Lightman (played by Matthew Broderick) cracks a Pentagon computer called The War Operation Plan Response (WOPR).

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Dozens of South Carolina churches and nonprofits are beginning to voice concern that parts of the recently enacted federal tax reform could hurt them, and even make many of them pay taxes for the first time.

What does a chaplain tell a young couple whose faith in God has been rocked by a miscarriage? Sometimes, it's better just to listen than to talk.

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Rural Mission, the faith-based charity located on Johns Island that rehabilitates homes for low-income residents and works with migrant farmers, now is scrambling to rebuild its operation before the 49-year-old nonprofit is forced to close its doors.