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2007-06-12 12:00:15

By Nick G. Maheras, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jun. 12--HIGH POINT -- The city's biggest church, as well as its largest Baptist assembly, has called a new senior pastor. The Rev. Dr. Darryl L. Craft, pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., will preach his fi rst Sunday service at Green Street Baptist Church on N. Rotary Drive July 22. Craft,44,preached both morning services there Sunday after meeting with church deacons Friday and holding three question -- and-answer...

2006-08-07 07:10:00

By Rebecca Harrison BLACKBIRD LEYS -- Western missionaries took Christianity to Africa in the 1800s. Now Kenyan minister Patrick Mukholi is bringing it back. When the Anglican priest decided to become a missionary he imagined preaching to remote African tribes. Instead, he lives in a poky flat above a kebab shop on one of Britain's toughest housing estates, where he shares his faith with local teen-agers. "They ask me hard questions like, 'Do you have to believe in God to be a vicar?', or...

2006-06-28 01:54:31

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's 77 million Anglicans, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has said the worldwide church may have to break up amid a bitter row over the consecration of gay bishops. In a lengthy statement issued by his Lambeth Palace office on Tuesday, Williams proposed churches should be asked to sign a formal covenant, allowing some to be fuller members of the Anglican communion than others. "Those churches that were prepared to...

2006-05-02 16:11:26

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has refused to reconsider its ruling that a minister acted correctly when he refused church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Tuesday. The nine-member Judicial Council was split on the matter, however, reflecting the continued divisions within many churches on the treatment of homosexuals in matters ranging from same-sex marriages to roles in the clergy. The tribunal reaffirmed a decision...

2005-12-24 20:07:16

By Orla Ryan ACCRA (Reuters) - Devout Christian Elizabeth Abrokwah believes prayer will deliver the child she so desperately wants, overcoming the hurdles of age and menopause. "In African custom, without children you won't be happy in the marriage. I know God will intervene," the 53-year-old woman says with fervour as hundreds of people clap and sing in the rising Sunday morning heat in Ghana's capital Accra. Faith and prayer can deliver babies where medical science fails, says...

2005-11-04 07:52:11

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Traditionalist British Anglicans have defied church leaders in an escalating row over gay clergy by importing a conservative African bishop to ordain three deacons. The latest step toward schism in the 450-year-old Anglican church coincides with the visit to Britain of openly gay bishop Gene Robinson, whose ordination two years ago in the United States first sparked the crisis. In a highly symbolic service that deepened divisions between...

2005-10-31 15:48:01

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has ordered a lesbian minister defrocked and ruled another clergy member was right to refuse church membership to a gay man, the church announced on Monday. The court said Elizabeth Stroud, 35, a minister at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Pennsylvania, who acknowledged her relationship with another woman, "was accorded all fair and due process rights." The ruling said an appeals committee...

2005-10-31 11:26:26

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United Methodist Church's top court has ordered a lesbian minister defrocked, overturning a lower panel's ruling that had reversed the penalty, the church announced on Monday. Elizabeth Stroud "was accorded all fair and due process rights" and an appeals committee that reversed her removal from the ministry in April erred in saying church officials had failed to define what a "practicing homosexual" was in terms of church law, the ruling...

2005-10-03 09:27:29

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church may someday have to consider ordaining married men in order to deal with the desperate shortage of priests, according to some participants at a Vatican synod that began its work on Monday. While the possibility is still far off, the fact that it even surfaced on the synod's first working day was significant because the 1.1 billion member Church is grappling with ways of stemming the shortage in many areas of the...

2005-10-02 05:19:54

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, opening the first major Church meeting since his election, said on Sunday that trying to keep God out of public life was "not tolerance but hypocrisy." The Pope, during a solemn Mass in St Peter's Basilica opening a synod of more than 250 bishops from 118 countries, also said that too many Catholic lives could be compared to "vinegar rather than wine" because of the indifference to God. He homed in on concerns dear to him...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.