Nearly three dozen Christian leaders across the theological spectrum have issued a public statement saying they are "deeply troubled by the recent questioning of President Obama's faith."
The Rev. Jane Adams Spahr, rebuked by the Presbytery of the Redwoods Permanent Judicial Commission last week after being convicted on charges that she violated her ordination vows by marrying same-sex couples, says she will appeal the verdict.
More than three-quarters of U.S. Muslims support President Obama, a distinctly mixed blessing for a White House trying to combat rumors that Obama is a secret Muslim.
The Rev. Dr. Jin S. Kim, pastor of Church of All Nations in Minneapolis, Minn., will take on additional responsibilities and join the General Assembly Mission Council as field staff for Korean English Ministries (EM) in the Office of Korean Congregational Support. As field staff for Korean EM, Kim will work from his office in Minneapolis.
Maryville College student Katherine Nadler is spending the summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducting research that could aid the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in detecting vaporized explosives.
The Rev. Jane Adams Spahr was convicted by the Presbytery of the Redwoods Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) Aug. 27 on three of four misconduct charges of performing same-gender marriage ceremonies during the time they were legal in the State of California.
Faith groups are joining survivors in marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, considered the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.
The most sweeping changes to the Catholic Mass in 40 years will be rolled out in 2011, the U.S. bishops announced Aug. 20 after receiving formal approval from the Vatican.
The new English-language translation of the Roman Missal, the official text of prayers and responses used in the Mass, will be implemented on Nov. 27, 2011, the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year.
Last year Foley's First Presbyterian Church, through its Reach Out Committee, began to explore ideas of ways to bring people together in the South Baldwin County area in a caring Christian environment, encouraging self reliance, producing nutritious food, reducing the family food budget and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise and education.
Six recent seminary graduates have received their first calls to ministry of the Word and Sacrament in the inaugural year of For Such a Time as This, an innovative Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastoral residency program designed to serve small, under-served congregations and develop missional pastors.