Jack Jenkins writes for Religion News Service.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Truth be told, when asked to name a spiritual role
model, few people would likely pick a sitting U.S. senator.
In fact, with congressional approval ratings at record lows, few
lawmakers -- Democrats or Republicans -- would seem to qualify as a
profile in righteousness.
(RNS) Members of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) have elected
an Ohio pastor as their new head bishop, making him the first
non-provisional leader of the year-old denomination.
The Rev. John Bradosky was elected Aug. 11 by 800 NALC members who
met in Columbus, Ohio, to elect new leaders and conduct official church
business during the church's annual meeting.
(RNS) When congregants of West Side Church and the Christian Life Center
in Bend, Ore., awoke in June to news that their churches had been
vandalized, they expected to be frustrated.
What they didn't expect was to be confused.
In addition to the anti-Christian slogans scrawled on the walls of
the two buildings, the words "Praise the FSM" were painted everywhere.
The head of the Unitarian Universalist Association has been convicted
on misdemeanor charges for participating in a protest rally against
Arizona's controversial immigration law.