Category Archives: Anglicanism

‘An evening with C.S Lewis’ coming to Lancaster

David Payne’s first encounter with the great author/orator C.S. Lewis came as a teenager, when he was given a copy of Lewis’ best-selling book “Screwtape Letters.” Little did he realize that some 40 years later he would be gaining a … Continue reading

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Some disagree with Episcopal Church decision on same-sex couples

The Rev. David Lovelace is back from the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis and briefed his congregation Sunday on the changes he supported. Namely, the convention proposal to bless same-sex relationships. “I think it’s about time we say, ‘We respect … Continue reading

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World renowned biblical scholar N.T. Wright coming to Dallastown

Here is a first-draft of a story we will run in Thursday’s religion section about the Saturday appearance of world-famous New Testament scholar N.T. “Tom” Wright at Hearts and Minds in Dallastown: Byron Borger’s Dallastown bookstore wouldn’t normally be on … Continue reading

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Sunday odds and ends

Time to catch up after a few days off to watch basketball. I returned to a couple of emails — the first from Larry Gibble of First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road (Haines Acres), York. Larry let me … Continue reading

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Does religion have an Occupy role?

As Occupy movements continue to spread around the globe, various religious organizations and churches are becoming involved on the fringes. Often with interesting results. Interesting to me anyway. In London, Anglican Church leaders can’t decide what to do with protesters … Continue reading

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Bishop Nathan Baxter on death of bin Laden

Bishop Nathan D. Baxter of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania issued a statement today on the death of Osama bin Laden. While dean of the Washington National Cathedral, Baxter prepared and led two memorial services in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Episcopalians to celebrate royal wedding

Local Episcopalians will party like Brits to celebrate the royal wedding April 29. Joining them requires getting up before dawn, however. To coincide with the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London (which is five hours ahead), the … Continue reading

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The week in Pa. religion news: Feb. 20, 2010

An attorney for sex abuse victims who has sued Catholic priests and bishops around the country on Monday sued the Philadelphia archdiocese, citing grand jury reports that led to recent criminal charges against several priests and a former teacher. Under … Continue reading

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Episcopal diocese ordains six deacons

Among the six deacons ordained Sunday at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Harrisburg is The Rev. Janet Brown, a social worker from Lititz, Lancaster County, who has been assigned to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in York (that’s her pictured … Continue reading

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The Week in Pa. religion news: Oct. 3, 2010

Sorry for the delay with this week’s update. I was out of town Sunday. The embattled Episcopal bishop in Philadelphia says he won’t step down until his retirement age of 72, despite requests from within and without his diocese asking … Continue reading

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