Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sightings: Religious Assemblies and Zoning Laws

The latest issue of Sightings asks whether the purpose of zoning laws should be to regulate traffic and safety or to promote character. Kristen Tobey looks at the case of a house church in Gilbert, Ariz. whose zoning violation prompted … Continue reading

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Bishop Rhoades on clergy sex abuse crisis

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, former leader of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, was back in town for a church dedication Saturday four months after leaving to head the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The Patriot-News asked Rhoades about how the … Continue reading

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Tim LaHaye launches new novel in Lancaster

Tim LaHaye, bestselling author of the “Left Behind” series, is writing about the end times again — this time in the futuristic novel “Edge of Apocalypse,” the first in a new series. LaHaye and co-author Craig Parshall of the National … Continue reading

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At Easter, bishop reflects on Mideast trip

Bishop B. Penrose Hoover of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA recently traveled to the Middle East, and his Easter message to the region’s Lutherans reflected on his time spent at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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