(RNS) In an age of destination weddings and “bridezillas,” some evangelicals opt for what writer Catherine Strode Parks calls “A Christ-Centered Wedding.”
(RNS) If fatwas can be issued on anything and everything by pretty much any Muslim scholar, why do people pay attention?
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “In some respects I feel very calm,” said Kieran Conry. “It is liberating. It is a relief.” But it may not be the end of the matter for the former Roman Catholic leader.
Mayfair-Plymouth Congregational Church is in the final stages of an 18-month pastoral transition. Pastor David J. Claassen, in his 40th year of ministry as senior pastor of the church, is retiring Sunday, Oct. 12.
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.
As I was mowing my mother’s lawn, somehow I got “Come On Get Happy,” the theme song from “The Partridge Family,” stuck in my head. Now I must admit I have not been in the best of moods the last few days, but rather than dwelling on the hows and whys, I decided it would be much better to just enjoy being happy. Before I realized it, I was thinking of some funny things that happened when I was a church janitor.
(RNS) Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power ministry surrendered the landmark 1981 Philip Johnson building last year after filing for bankruptcy.
With the opening last weekend of its fifth physical campus last weekend, CedarCreek Church reported its largest attendance ever with total attendance on all campuses of 10,008.
In this Part of this introductory series on the Bahá’í Faith, the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá are all gone from the scene. Who is to lead the new Faith now? The written divinely ordained line of succession now designates a Guardian of the Faith to nurture it, protect it, and to set up its organization to ensure its blossoming for the next 1,000 years.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said that the pope had taken the “onerous decision” to replace the bishop for “serious pastoral reasons.”