Monthly Archives: July 2010

Faith in Our City event at Revs stadium tonight

Megachurch pastor and radio host Tony Evans is speaking prior to the York Revolution game tonight at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Logos Academy, the York Revolution and York City Mayor Kim Bracey partnered for the annual Family Night at the stadium, … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: July 25, 2010

I was out of town yesterday. Sorry for the delay on the roundup: A priest in Pittsburgh who died last week from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, garnered worldwide recognition for his dedication to ministry, prompting church leaders to describe … Continue reading

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Sightings: Jesus and America

In his latest Sightings column, religion scholar Martin Marty says it’s wisest to keep Founders’ religious beliefs vague, as they did. Read his essay at the jump.

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The Week in Pa. religion news: July 18, 2010

Among those injured in the Uganda bombings this week were five people on a four-week mission trip that originated at a United Methodist church in Selinsgrove. The missionaries were doing some building and evangelism-type work, meeting with small groups and … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer for the Gulf

New Freedom pastor Mitch Hescox is urging churches to take part in a National Day of Prayer for the Gulf on Sunday. Hescox is head of the Evangelical Environmental Network and traveled to the Gulf last month to see how … Continue reading

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Pa. Methodists injured in Uganda bombing

Pennsylvanians from a Methodist church in Selinsgrove were among those injured in the twin bombings in Uganda on Monday. Some of their Ugandan friends with them were killed. The group of five short-term missionaries — Kris Sledge, Emily and Joanne … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: July 11, 2010

A former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania sexually abused at least four girls while he was leader of the Erie-based diocese, the church said Sunday. Davis was bishop of the diocese 1974-91 and died in 2007. Meeting … Continue reading

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Sightings: Modern Exorcism: Trading Autonomy for Demonology

Exorcisms are on the rise in the U.S., but ministries that practice them espouse a demonology entirely different from that found in ancient times, says Joseph Laycock in the latest Sightings column. Read it at the jump.

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Presbyterians vote on gay marriage, clergy

Update 7/9: Presbyterian leaders on Thursday OK’d lifting the ordination of non-celibate gays and lesbians, but rejected a measure that would have redefined church marriage as open to same-sex couples. More. A pastor from a Hellam Township congregation sat on … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news

Creation, the four-day Christian culture and music festival on a farm in the Allegheny Mountains, made some music, including performances by Switchfoot, Casting Crowns and Newsboys. The National Right to Life Committee met in Pittsburgh and said that recent polls … Continue reading

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