The presiding bishop of the historically black Church of God in Christ, one of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the U.S., has announced that its leadership supports the White House healthcare reform proposals, including an optional government-run plan.
While members of the 6.5-million-member Church of God in Christ looked ahead to the denomination’s 100th annual convocation in November, the bishop and megachurch pastor who serves as the de facto interim presiding bishop of the historically black Pentecostal denomination issued a timely message: “If we are to remain a constructive influence in society, we must be guided by godly principles that p
JosephC.HoughJr., who helped to rescue New York’s Union Theological Seminary from financial jeopardy during his eight years as president, announced April 24 that he will retire from the post in June 2008. Hough, 73, was lured out of a planned retirement in 1999 to lead the ecumenical seminary founded in 1836.
Christianity Today International, the publisher of evangelical magazines and online periodicals, has named a new editor-in-chief. HaroldB.Smith, the publishing company’s former executive vice president, has succeeded the leadership team of HaroldMyra and PaulD.Robbins.