| Jan 9, 2013
Craig Barnes writes for The Christian Century about the quandary ministers face when they become friends with members of the congregation. For Pastor Barnes, it was the hurt and sense of betrayal felt by an elder and friend when Barnes decided to leave...
| May 15, 2013
ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...
| Jan 14, 2008
Castigated by the national party for moving their primary ahead in the nominating calendar, Michigan Republicans could inject even more volatility into the 2008 GOP presidential campaign when they go to the polls Tuesday.
Although only half of the state'...
| Sep 10, 2010
| 11:13 AM
Enrich your faith
Greater Williamsburg offers many houses of worship. Whatever the denomination, the community is clearly a religious one deep in faith and conviction. Here is a sampling.
St. Bede Catholic Church offers a special program several times a...
| 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.
| Nov 7, 2009
Iwas 7 or 8 years old, reading my way through my kiddie encyclopedias, when I infuriated my Sunday school teacher by suggesting that the miraculous parting of the Red Sea was simply low tide. At that age, Sheila Schuller was working for her father's...
| Jun 5, 2011
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 10:40 AM
On Christmas Day in 1934, John P. Washington, the son of Irish immigrants, was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Father John was appointed as a U.S. Army chaplain.
He attended chaplaincy school at Harvard with three...
| Jan 25, 2011
For 40 years as a bishop in Mexico's impoverished Chiapas state, Samuel Ruiz championed the rights of the long-suffering Maya Indians who dominate the lush region. He learned their languages and adopted their customs into Roman Catholic practice.
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Like their contemporaries, the Frank family of nearby Amsterdam, the Ten Booms of Haarlem, Holland, who weren't Jewish, were persecuted for providing refuge to Jews duringWorld War II.
Another contrast: While Anne Frank's words survived via her famous...