From 1995-1997 I wrote a weekly religion column for the Dawson Sentinel of Dawson, Minnesota. It was pretty well received and certainly worth the effort. I wasn't tied to any particular subject or themes, so they covered a wide range of subjects. Some common themes were favorite hymns (which would be familiar to a majority of readers), short devotions on a Bible reading for the previous Sunday (which a majority of area churchgoers would have heard in church), and an occasional series (such as the Ten Commandments).
I'll convert these (from WordPerfect 6 format) as I have time and post them here, sometimes with comments on background or hindsight, but mostly simply as they were published. You can find the links in the right column. The titles weren't printed with the articles; I'm making them up as I go along.