Monthly Archives: March 2012

Year of the Bible: good or bad?

When the state Legislature declared 2012 the “Year of the Bible” in January, you knew that wouldn’t pass by unnoticed. And it certainly took awhile, but the controversy has finally spawned a lawsuit. The Freedom from Religion Foundation on Monday … Continue reading

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Shiloh hoodies

As promised Monday, here is the picture of the hoodies worn in support of Trayvon Martin at Shiloh Baptist Church Sunday.

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Church giving on the rebound?

Church giving has suffered along with the economy since 2008. Many churches I visit report sharply reduced collections, which staff and program cuts, just like it does with any enterprise. A new report offers a little hope that the rebound … Continue reading

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Shiloh Baptist honors Trayvon Martin

Just got off the phone with the Rev. Jasmin Sculark at Shiloh Baptist Church in York. Over 100 church members dressed in hoodies Sunday to honor Trayvon Martin, she said. The service was built around an anti-violence theme. The West … Continue reading

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Katallasso gets nonprofit status

Just a quick Sunday note from my inbox. I got an email from Brian Kreeger with the Katallasso Family Health Center planned for downtown York. You might remember that I wrote about the faith-based health center and took a video. … Continue reading

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Vote in my poll

I have written extensively in this space about my religious curiosity and the differences in beliefs among the many churches I have visited over the past seven months on the beat. Belief systems play a central role in whether people … Continue reading

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LCBC adds 1 p.m. service

Just learned that LCBC will add a 1 p.m. service starting this Sunday at its new megachurch off Route 30 in Springettsbury Township. The church, which stands for Lives Changed By Christ, held its first services last Sunday in the … Continue reading

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Two days, two different churches

Many thanks to Father Peter Pier at St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church for meeting with me yesterday. It was very interesting to hear how the church is doing and what they believe. A parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian … Continue reading

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Letter reveals church/state issue

We have a letter in today’s paper (which I will attempt to reproduce below) of interest to the religion beat. It details how several York-area churches have stepped up with resources to make up for lost funding for things like … Continue reading

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Catholic schools dominate NCAA Tournament

When I was a much-younger man, I applied to just two schools for journalism/political science: Syracuse University (where I ended up graduating from in 1996) and St. Bonaventure. I remember being intrigued by the Bonnies and the sight of the … Continue reading

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