Valarie Englert http://ketr.org en Heavenly best-sellers: Readers ask, 'Is this it?' http://ketr.org/post/heavenly-best-sellers-readers-ask-it <p>First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert discusses the popularity of recent best-sellers <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Proof-Heaven-Neurosurgeons-Journey-Afterlife/dp/1451695195/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1392945007&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Proof+of+Heaven">Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife&nbsp; </a>and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Real-Little-Astounding-Story/dp/0849946158/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1392944702&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Little+boy+heaven">Heaven is for Real:&nbsp; A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip t Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 49726 at http://ketr.org Heavenly best-sellers: Readers ask, 'Is this it?' Englert: Commercialization of Christmas is not new http://ketr.org/post/englert-commercialization-christmas-not-new <p><a href="http://www.fumccommerce.org/">First United Methodist Church</a> of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says we've heard complaints about the commercialization of Christmas for a very long time, and it's up to each of us to change our ways of observing Christmas if we want it to be different.&nbsp; Other holiday topics: Santa Claus and the "war on Christmas."</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47046 at http://ketr.org Englert: Commercialization of Christmas is not new 'The rain falls on the just and the unjust' http://ketr.org/post/rain-falls-just-and-unjust <p>First United Methodist Church senior pastor Valarie Englert discusses issues of faith on the Blacklands Cafe.&nbsp; In this program, she gives her opinion on what not to say to someone who has suffered a tragedy.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 45263 at http://ketr.org 'The rain falls on the just and the unjust' Religion: The rise of the 'nones' http://ketr.org/post/religion-rise-nones <p>Research shows that the number of Americans who say they have &quot;no religion&quot; has doubled since 1990.&nbsp; First United Methodist Church senior pastor Valarie Englert discusses this trend on the Blacklands Cafe.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 43743 at http://ketr.org Religion: The rise of the 'nones' Episcopal Church gets new home following closure http://ketr.org/post/episcopal-church-gets-new-home-following-closure <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d10f7b4075d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d10f7b4075d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d10f7b4075d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/ketr/local-ketr-957110.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p><br />Commerce – The generosity of a Commerce church will allow local Episcopalians to continue to worship in town after their own church is shut down.</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:26:08 +0000 Scott Harvey 8733 at http://ketr.org Episcopal Church gets new home following closure