(RNS) It’s been 40 years since the Episcopal Church first ordained women, and other denominations have long included women in their clergy ranks. Now, three prominent cities have women pastors leading historic, tall-steeple churches.
After stumbling across a book on Ben Franklin in the library, I have embarked on a quest to learn more about one of America’s key Founding Fathers. I’ve learned that his words written two centuries ago still ring true today.
(RNS) “I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,” Nidal Hasan said in the handwritten, two-page document.
Author, radio host and ToledoFAVS writer Jim Stacey will be facilitatomg Vision Quests in the Arizona desert where, in the vast beauty of nature, he will share the principles and practices that set people free from all negativity and help give birth to a new Self.
After the passing of Bahá’u’lláh, the returned Messiah, the tasks of promulgating, protecting, and setting up the institutions of this new faith of God fell on the shoulders of a man called ‘Abdu’l-Bahá which means, in English, the Servant of Glory.
Mark David Chapman, 59, told parole examiners that he’s sorry, “forgiven by God” and eager to spend his days — in prison or out — ministering to others.
In a series of brief meditations, Toledo author and psychotherapist Kevin Anderson finds extraordinary wisdom hidden in the ordinary happenings of “Noble Nature” — in rocks and trees, shooting stars and seashores, blizzards and bees, and in a wide assortment of other natural amazements.
I’ve been asked to write a post on an article from Sojourner’s, a quality Leftie website. The article is titled “10 political things you can’t do following Jesus.” It couches the Democratic Party platform in religious terms.
Dr. Brandon G. Withrow, author and adjunct instructor at the University of Findlay, will discuss his new book, “Consider No Evil,” in a free Coffee Talk hosted by Toledo Faith & Values on Saturday, Sept. 20. Hope to see you there!
(RNS) “This is without a doubt, the most abusive, coercive ministry culture I’ve ever been involved with,” former Mars Hill pastor Paul Tripp said.