Monthly Archives: January 2013

Super Bowl polling: 27 percent of Americans believe God decides who wins

OK, confession time. My belief in the Almighty increases when the Dallas Cowboys are playing. Yes, I’ve been known to drop to my knees and pray for a third-down conversion or two. I remember telling friends that it was “in … Continue reading

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Atlas of Giving report: church donations way down in 2012

I remain convinced that the future is going to bring plenty of change to the Catholic Church and mainline Protestant denominations. We know that church attendance is down pretty much across the board. We know that many church structures are … Continue reading

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Storify: Boy Scouts to consider admitting gays

View the story “Boy Scouts consider admitting gays” on Storify

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Love Feast set for Sunday in West Manchester Township

York City School Supt. Deborah Wortham is among the community leaders who will be honored during the 19th annual African-American Love Feast and Recognition Dinner Feb. 3 at the Holiday Inn Holidome in West Manchester Township. The event, which features … Continue reading

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Maryland benefit planned for young shooting victim

Got an email about a benefit planned for the family of 10-year-old Aaliyah Boyer, who was killed on New Year’s Eve by a stray bullet. Here’s her story via a news release from Emanuel United Methodist Church in Lognaville: By … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade at 40: America remains divided

Very nice story today from The Associated Press on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The point that stood out to me is how different this issue is from same-sex marriage, which has seen fairly substantial movement in favor … Continue reading

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Christians and sports: views on Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o

Americans are a forgiving people. Will we forgive Lance Armstrong for his lengthy and aggressive campaign of lying? Did Notre Damer Manti Te’o participate in girlfriend-gate? And if so, will we forgive him in time for the NFL Draft in … Continue reading

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright: unfairly stained by Obama controversy?

I randomly came across the press release while on the Lancaster Theological Seminary website: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was coming here to speak Feb. 7. I knew that name and I knew it to be a lightning rod for controversy. … Continue reading

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Can megachurches partner with York mainline churches?

Our editor, Jim McClure, made an interesting point at the end of his blog post on major religion developments last week: The megachurches should consider planting smaller churches in York city and in more heavily populated areas of York County. … Continue reading

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Looking to make a world map of York County missionaries

Update: I received several responses and I know some churches are working on compiling the information. The map may be a few weeks away yet. Here’s the first two entries I have received: Shawn Rineholt, Airville,PA Age:40 Wife, Jennifer Hawkes-Rineholt, … Continue reading

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