| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:09 PM
In September 2007, Episcopal Bishop John W. Howe ushered four members of his Central Florida diocese into his small office on Robinson Street. The four men made the 64-year-old bishop an offer: step aside, retire now, and we'll pay off the mortgage on...
| Feb 16, 2011
Ever since Mel Gibson's Aramaic flog-fest "The Passion of the Christ" brought in $84 million on its opening weekend in 2004, en route to a $612 million worldwide box office draw, film marketers have sought to emulate Gibson's courtship of the almighty...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 5:28 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was sent to the Church by the Sea on Feb. 15.
Many of you were able to attend a meeting we had after church this past Sunday. I wanted to write you all this week to follow up with more detail, and also to inform...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:47 PM
As most of you know, casinos are illegal in Florida.
And except for the dozen or so casinos we have up and running — as well as the dog tracks, horse tracks, poker rooms, jai alai frontons, cruises to nowhere and government-run lottery, we are...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Q. A new book has attracted a hail of criticism on the Internet. “Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived” by Pastor Rob Bell, the leader of the Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., questions the...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Hispanic evangelical leaders met Thursday night in Orlando to discuss ways to lobby the Legislature for Utah-style immigration reforms instead of the harsher Arizona approach that some state lawmakers are considering.
"In Florida, like in many other...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Q. A growing number of evangelical churches are embracing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a way of attracting and converting young men. Pastors of these churches say that they're using MMA not only to toughen up the message of Christ, but also to combat their...
| Apr 24, 2011
RICHARD J. DORSO
Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner
Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this story...
| Apr 27, 2011
Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex
Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website.
Styrene, whose real name was...
| Apr 30, 2011
The Rev. David Wilkerson, an evangelical pastor who founded the Teen Challenge ministry and wrote the best-selling book "The Cross and the Switchblade," died Wednesday in a car accident in East Texas. He was 79.
Wilkerson's car smashed head-on into a...