| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Herman Cain has vaulted to the top of the polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but there's one audience that may prove tougher for him to win over: his hometown church.
Cain, a conservative who recently said African-Americans were "brainwashed"...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Vote for me or burn in hell. I can't imagine someone running for office saying that. And yet four candidates -- Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum -- have said they had a sense that God was leading them to run. How far can we be...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Question: I was real excited when I gave my life to Jesus at a church camp last year, but now I'm not even sure what I believe. What happened to me? How did I lose my feelings of joy?
Answer: Let me assure you that God hasn't changed. He...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:34 AM
It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent.
Before she turned up, my newspaper career had consisted of listening to Baltimore policemen reminisce about great hangings and covering bush-league statesmen deploring the state of the world.
| Jul 24, 2010
| 1:44 PM
The pulpit of Saint Andrew's Chapel isn't off to one side in deference to the altar, as it is in a Catholic church. It isn't a lectern wheeled onto the stage after the Christian rock band sits down, as it is in many nondenominational megachurches.
| Sep 28, 2009
John T. Elson, whose 1966 cover story for Time magazine -- provocatively titled "Is God Dead?" -- produced record-breaking newsstand sales with its perceptive analysis of a debate that animated Sunday churchgoers as well as theologians, died Sept. 7 at...
| Dec 16, 2009
Oral Roberts, a dirt-poor Oklahoma farm boy who popularized the idea of a "prosperity gospel" while becoming one of the world's most recognizable televangelists, died Tuesday. He was 91.
Roberts, founder of the university in Tulsa, Okla., that is named...
| Dec 3, 2006
IN religion, as in so many other domains, Los Angeles is to California what California is to America and America to Europe: a version of itself in which separate ingredients are stirred together into a scandalous stew. Established religions were the...
| Dec 3, 2006
1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles.
1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
| Nov 25, 2008
When they respond to disasters, chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team usually encounter throngs of desperate victims.
So the evangelical Christians were surprised Monday as they searched deserted, mountainous neighborhoods of Anaheim...