Before more than 6,000 congregants in three Sunday services November 30, the pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles apologized for using church credit cards to pay for at least $122,000 in personal expenses and having failed to pay federal taxes for several years, according to the Los Angeles Times. Pastor John J.
The global financial crisis makes it even more urgent that the United States not only take care of its own economy but also redouble efforts to aid the world’s poorest, according to a new report and several development experts.
Voices of 2008 “I have come to the conclusion after two years of debate on immigration without success that it’s going to take the love of Jesus Christ to bring people together.” —Senator Chuck Grassley (R., La.), speaking on the contentious subject of immigration reform
When 85 new students enrolled this fall at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, the numbers were “beyond our wildest dreams,” said President Duane Larson. But the Lutheran school’s board, looking at a 35 percent drop in its endowment value and a similar decline in individuals gifts, also had to face up to stark financial realities.