Monthly Archives: August 2008

Word of the day: Fast

The holy Islamic month of Ramadan begins Monday, and it’s causing some clock confusion in the Middle East, the Associated Press is reporting. Egypt and the Palestinians are falling back an hour far earlier than usual, trying to reduce daylight … Continue reading

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Some Amish moving to cheaper pastures

We’re able to keep up with Amish migration trends thanks to a new study by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. The Amish are expanding their presence in states such as Missouri, Kentucky and Minnesota … Continue reading

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Casey addresses Dems; GOP tweaks platform

There’s been a lot of religion content at the Democratic National Convention this week in Denver. If you missed it, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania took the convention stage Tuesday, telling the crowd that Obama could bring together … Continue reading

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Two York pastors die

Two York pastors passed away recently — the Revs. Paul Diener and Henry G. Springer. Diener, 79, died Aug. 19 at York Hospital. As a professor at York College, he taught religion, ethics and philosophy for 23 years and chaired … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Epistolary

In its original sense, “epistle” refers to one of the 21 letters found in the New Testament. The apostle Paul, for example, had much to say. What he wrote are considered epistles because they were written in letter form to … Continue reading

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Christians and wealthy politicians

What does a political candidate’s personal wealth say about their faith and character? That is a question posed by blogger David Waters over at Under God. Waters is the editor of Newsweek/’s On Faith and former religion columnist for … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Columbarium

Look for a story in Thursday’s religion section about the new memorial garden at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in York. columbarium noun (a) A dovecote or pigeon house. (b) A vault with niches for urns containing ashes of the dead. … Continue reading

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Candidates got to peek at Warren’s questions

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama had an advance look at a few questions asked by the Rev. Rick Warren at Saturday’s forum on faith at the Saddleback Church in California, the Washington Post is reporting. Spokesman A. Larry Ross … Continue reading

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Troy Perry, founder of Metropolitan Community Churches, to speak in Lancaster

The Rev. Troy Perry of the Metropolitan Community Churches will speak at the fall convocation of Lancaster Theological Seminary 11 a.m. Sept. 18 in the Santee Chapel. MCC is probably the most prominent of the small, Christian denominations dedicated to … Continue reading

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The Boss on the Boss

A Unitarian pastor has written a book, “The Gospel According to Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Redemption from Asbury Park to Magic.” From “Born to Run” to “The Rising,” the Boss’s lyrics lend themselves to theological interpretation, author Jeffrey Symynkywicz told … Continue reading

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