| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The pastor walked the streets of Lower Manhattan, his hands trembling. A day earlier, he'd been stripped of his ministry, defrocked by the United Methodist Church for presiding over his gay son's wedding. He was afraid he'd never lead a church again....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum has a full slate of exhibits and events for the 2014-15 season. The museum, on the Rollins College campus at 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. If you haven't...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
To the editor: President Obama’s response — “We don’t have a strategy yet” — to the latest and most disturbing crisis in the Middle East, the onslaught of the militant group Islamic State (including the slaughter and...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:46 AM
If you are not finding enough gore and mayhem at the movies this summer, you should be able to get your fill from a couple of Baltimore’s ambitious, DIY-style theater companies, all served up with considerable gusto.
In the process, you’ll...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:19 PM
An image of Jesus known as “The Divine Mercy” that is annually displayed in Chicago’s Daley Plaza around Easter is believed to have been vandalized for the first time in its 8-year history this week.
Wednesday morning several holes...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:14 PM
I don’t know to what extent this city practices religious tolerance. But the two noble and awe-inspiring architectural landmarks in the tony, leafy, popular Central West End are the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the immense Barnes-...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Israeli and Palestinian presidents meet in an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, a gesture he hopes will "re-create a desire, a possibility" of eventually relaunching the Middle East's stalled peace process.
The Vatican has played...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Should Harvard University have tried to stop a campus group from celebrating (or “reenacting”) a satanic “black Mass” scheduled for Monday evening in the basement of the university’s Memorial Hall?
I don’t think so,...
| Mar 14, 2013
Rollins College recently booted Intervarsity Christian Fellowship off campus. ICF is a 136 year old ministry founded by students at Cambridge, England, known more for its laborious lectures and academic publications than any sense of extremism or cultic...
| Feb 2, 2011
By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Several religious leaders told South Florida Congressman Allen West on Wednesday they have â€śdeep concernâ€ť over his recent comments about a Muslim colleague in Congress and about â€śy...