c. 2012 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The director of a leading victims' advocacy group refused to answer some questions or turn over documents in a deposition held Monday (Jan. 2) in a Kansas City, Mo., clergy abuse case.
As contract talks broke down between Albert Pujols and the
Cardinals, St. Louis baseball fans began nervously asking themselves a
host of questions. He's a Cardinal for life, right? He wouldn't go to
Wrigley Field because he likes winning too much, right?
Three years after a gunman opened fire and killed six people at a
City Council meeting in Kirkwood, Missouri, pastor David A. Holyan found
himself in Tucson, Arizona, within days after the January 8 shootings
that killed six and injured 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle
A military chaplain serves as both a religious leader and a
listener—ideally one who can assist military personnel of all faiths. A
frequent refrain among chaplains is that one is a "chaplain to all,
pastor to some." But government statistics show that the nation's corps
of chaplains leans heavily toward evangelical Christianity, failing to
mirror the military it serves.
(RNS) According to Air Force data, no training program is more popular
among prospective chaplains than Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary,
part of the late Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg,
One out of every five Air Force chaplain candidates studying at an
evangelical seminary is enrolled at Liberty.
When is a church convention more than just another church convention? When 40,000 saints from the Church of God in Christ come marching in and relocate the year's largest convention from one cash-strapped city to another.
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod has elected the denomination’s director of disaster response as president, a candidate backed by its more conservative members. Matthew Harrison received 54 percent of the vote for the three-year term, defeating three-term incumbent Gerald Kieschnick, who received 45 percent.