Author: Michael Bannon

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For God’s Sake: We need a sustained rainy season of civility and commonsense

Recently, I did something that I had purposed I would never do – I engaged a social media post that was obviously intended only to incite.

A friend posted a meme claiming that 56% of conservative Christians reacted in laughable ignorance to a statement that employed a generic word close in spelling to one which was sure to elicit a negative reaction from them.

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Midway church changes name, look

Midway First Assembly of God Church on East Bay Boulevard is now East Bay Church.

On a recent Sunday in a special presentation at the end of the service, lead pastor, Stacy Clearman, his wife Heidi, and the primary church leadership introduced to the congregation the idea of changing the name to East Bay Church.

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For God’s Sake: Parents were model of perseverance and dedication

I was perusing some old photos of my parents from early in their marriage and found it strange to see them acting playfully like two young people in love.

I have no doubt that they loved one another, I just don’t recall seeing that playfulness growing up. Having brought nine children into this world, life was not easy for them.

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