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Hanover pastor on new ELCA bishop-elect Elizabeth Eaton: ‘a gift from God’

Last week, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the first woman to serve as presiding bishop of the four-million-member denomination. It was an unexpected defeat for Bishop Mark Hanson, who has led the ELCA … Continue reading

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When zero-tolerance Christianity goes horribly wrong

But whoever has the world’s goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? – John 3:17 From the blog file: I came across a couple news … Continue reading

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Episcopal Church to sanction same-sex unions

Big religion news broke last night when the Episcopal Church became the largest U.S. denomination so far to officially sanction same-sex relationships. At the Episcopal General Convention, which is divided into two voting bodies, about 80 percent of the House … Continue reading

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Survey: church attendance down in York County

I’m embarking on an interesting story this week about the steep drop in people who belong to organized religion in York County. The statistics come via a national survey comparing religious affiliations in 2010 with those in 2000. The Catholic … Continue reading

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New start for St. Jacob’s

St. Jacob’s (Stone) Lutheran Church in Codorus Township, which broke with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over the ECLA stance on homosexuality, is concluding a difficult year with Christmas Eve services at its new home. The Rev. Paula Murray … Continue reading

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