Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Year’s Eve festivities to continue at Heidelberg

First Night York may have been officially canceled, but one city church plans to hold a celebration anyway. Heidelberg United Church of Christ, 47 W. Philadelphia St., will be opening the HeidelBean (coffeehouse) space from 6 to 9 p.m. for … Continue reading

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Transplanted North Carolina pastor making inroads with New England Christians

I’ve done many stories over the past year about declining church attendance. Last month, I did a story on the youth adherence to faith. According to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, one-third … Continue reading

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‘Two and a Half Men’ star tells Christians to pass on his show

I think we’ve all met those kids. You know the ones I’m talking about — kids who have been handed every luxury in life without having to struggle or experience hard times. I’m just going to use the B word … Continue reading

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Ex-missionary and accused killer Jason Derek Brown may be hiding among Mormons

Interesting story this morning from the Salt Lake Tribune on accused killer Jason Derek Brown. Brown is an interesting character, an ex-Mormon missionary and full-time con artist. In 2004, police allege, he shot armored-car guard Robert Keith Palomares in the … Continue reading

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Grace Fellowship names the Rev. Michael Anthony senior pastor

Here is a bit of news I learned this morning and will be in the paper over the next few days: Grace Fellowship church in North Codorus Township, one of the largest churches in York County, recently named the Rev. … Continue reading

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York’s Catholic schools: soldiering on amid changes in education

I spent part of yesterday afternoon in Principal Peggy Snyder’s office at St. Joseph School in Dallastown. A delightful woman, Snyder, 55, is in her 32nd year at St. Joseph, the first 25 as a teacher. I am doing a … Continue reading

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Love in the pews: would you convert for your soul mate?

Everyone hopes to meet their soul mate, assuming you believe in soul mates. That one person with whom every day will be a new adventure of self-discovery and joyous awakening. Sometimes just meeting that person isn’t enough. Then come the … Continue reading

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Jesus is just all right… for hackers

While Jesus saves, he can’t help your computer data. According to a new survey by SplashDash, the word “Jesus” is now one of the worst passwords you can use, ranking among the top 25 most frequently used and easily guessed … Continue reading

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Baltimore conference: Catholics cannot agree on position on U.S. economy

News Tuesday out of Baltimore, where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are holding their annual meeting. And it continued what has been a very poor November for the church. So far this month, the church saw Catholics vote for … Continue reading

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Guest column: Obama re-election isn’t worst news for America

I have always hoped to use this space as a community exchange of ideas, rather than just my voice day after day. To that end, my goal is to share this space with community bloggers on a host of faith … Continue reading

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