THIS WOMAN WRITES Seventy Times Seven
I was an English major in college, which effectively means that I know how to read a long boring book and write pages and pages on symbolic interpretation that may or may not be valid. What a crucial ... Posted on 5/15/13 at 2:01 PM
STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Williston leaders reject request for concealed weapons in church
WILLISTON, N.D. -- City commissioners here rejected a request from 10 Williston pastors to let churches decide whether to allow concealed weapons.
Pastors brought a petition to the Williston City Comm... Posted on 3/27/13 at 7:00 AM
GOD TRACKS Great news in a pool of rats
Something incredible happened to a Muslim in Mecca, and he wanted to tell everyone about it. But when this man started talking about how he had seen Jesus Christ, he was thrown in jail, and then into ... Posted on 11/14/12 at 9:46 AM
OUR LILY TREE I'm kind of in love with Fargo
Our family has been helped so much by the Fargo/Moorhead and surrounding communities. Every opportunity I get, I try to help those who have helped us... DMF Lend A Hand is one local organization we fe... Posted on 7/27/12 at 1:19 PM
STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Writing About Writing (and Religion)
Not to be hopelessly twee or self-referential here, but I've noticed a buildup of journalism- and media-related links building up here on my browser, starting with a couple of things about religion re... Posted on 6/18/12 at 1:26 PM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops shows that the former diocese of the incoming Fargo bishop refused to take part in the group's annual sexual abuse audit in 2012.
The Healing Rooms of Jamestown, a nonprofit ministry focused on prayer for healing of physical, emotional and spiritual needs, as well as illnesses, are open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 2717 U.S. Highway 281 SE in Jamestown.
Jack Kemp helped start a chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays at Duluth’s Pilgrim Congregational Church more than two decades ago. He was the pastor there and also helped usher in a likely first for the area, a lesbian minister.
By Mike Creger , Forum News Service
, May 17, 2013
We are responding to the May 10 article, “Church’s ‘open’ view draws interest” which speaks of congregations that are “open and affirming” of those who engage in same-sex behavior. Sadly, this article also implies that Christians who believe that same-sex behavior is sinful are not willing to welcome or love people who struggle with this sin.
By the Rev. Tom Eckstein,the Rev. Shawn Bowman and the Rev. Frank Cherney, all Jamestown
, May 14, 2013
There are 1,101 Open and Affirming churches in the United Church of Christ, according to Andy Lang, Cleveland, Ohio, executive director, UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns, United Church of Christ. A story on the religion page in Friday’s Sun reported the number as more than 300.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
, May 12, 2013
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