New worshiping community leader Tamara John knows what it’s like to lose everything. “I’ve been brought back from nothing,” she says, “to the other side of learning trust in Jesus.” The story of how she ended up starting a new worshiping community in an RV park in Huntington Beach, California is ultimately about the redeeming and healing power of Jesus Christ. “Without Jesus, I’d be white-knuckling it,” she says. “Trying to walk away from power that’s destructive to me.”
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) journalists won 18 awards here Thursday night (April 4) in the annual “Best of the Christian Press Awards” competition sponsored by the Associated Church Press (ACP), the oldest Christian press association in North America.
For someone who was once dubbed “the most hated woman in America,” Madalyn Murray O’Hair got a lot of love last weekend in this city she once called home.
New Jersey-based American Atheists, the group O’Hair founded here in 1963 to further the separation of church and state, marked its 50th anniversary with a three-day convention Easter weekend that drew more than 900 people in its former hometown.
For Hau-Sheng Chng being a good pastor means being a good neighbor. As a member of the Christian minority in a rural community in central Taiwan, Chng believes the best witness to his faith is to show what it means to be a Christian.
The Finca Alemania was the first place we visited, and walking through their fields I could sense sadness, pain and isolation. Nevertheless the people are quick to show us hospitality and friendship, greeting us with smiles and flowers, bringing us food which they produce on their land.
If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of all.
For three years he hunted and trapped in the central mountain area of Taiwan until one day Frank Chen’s father suggested his son go down to the capital city and see about enrolling in Taiwan College and Theological Seminary in the country’s capital, Taipei.
A global outlook requires a global search, so Advent-Saint Nicholas ― an English-language church here ― is advertising widely for candidates for its pastorate.
The Vatican on March 29 dismissed criticism of Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of two women during a Maundy Thursday Mass at a Rome youth prison.
The move has come under fire from Catholic traditionalists who say that the rite is a re-enactment of Jesus washing the feet of the 12 apostles before his death, and thus should be limited only to men.
Te-Chien (Andrew) Chang is preparing to retire in July as general secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) following 20 years of service in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s partner’s General Assembly office in the country’s capital, Taipei.