ADA, religious freedom at center of battle between school, teacher Case makes it to Supreme Court
The Rutherford Institute has filed a “friend of the court” brief in the United States Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. E.E.O.C., a case that tests the limits of “ministerial exception,” a First Amendment doctrine that bars many employment-related lawsuits brought against religious organizations by employees performing religious functions.
The God factor: Satan doesn’t have a blog, but if he did...
(RNS)--Throughout the ages, classical depictions of Satan--a.k.a. The Devil, The Evil One, Lucifer, The Morning Star, the Prince of Darkness, Beelzebub, The Accuser, The Serpent--envision him as an otherworldly dragonlike creature, often of a reddish hue with horns, scales, hooves, bat wings and a pointy tail.
But it’s not always that way--and it probably shouldn’t be.
Struggle with weight equates with struggle to put God first
Truthfully, it never occurred to me that there could ever be a connection between my relationship with God and my problems with food. I mean, I wouldn’t normally ever see a link there at all. My entire perspective on food has always been that I like it, like to eat it, like the feeling I get when I enjoy a tasty meal, and... well... I’m a little bit of an addict!
I’d venture to say many women would totally get what I mean...
Grove City College professor of English, Dr. Eric Potter, recently authored his second book of poems, “Still Life,” published by Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and edited by poet David Craig.
In “Still Life,” Potter explores Christian themes and experiences, offering a range of voices and forms, from personal lyrics to dramatic monologues and free verse to villanelles.
Catholics welcomed home
The Lenten season is a time of reflection for the faithful.
For Catholics who have turned away from their faith, last Sunday was a time for them to renew it, with the help of a group of Shenango Valley priests who were led by the Rev. Donald W. Trautman, bishop of the Erie Diocese.
The “Welcome Home” service, held under the auspices of the international Catholic apostolate “Catholics Come Home,” attracted about 30 people who received a simple message: Regardless of their past wrongs, they are loved.
Wednesday Lenten lunches to start in GC
The Grove City Ministerial Association is inviting the public to its 2011 Lenten lunches at Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, at noon Wednesdays, beginning March 16 for five weeks. Cost is $4.
All have gifts to discover along ‘road to Damascus’
This past week or so, I began reading the book of Romans again.
It never ceases to amaze me how, no matter how often I’ve read through each book of the New Testament, I always seem to find new inspiration, new information, and a willingness to apply it to my daily life.
As I’ve started re-reading the scriptures, I’m finding once more that the apostle Paul seems to be the one who I can relate to the most.
Taboo topic of mortality requires putting lifestyle under a microscope
What if you knew that you were doing to die today? What if this morning, when you set your feet upon the floor as you got out of bed, the first thing you learned for that day was that it would be your last?
What would you do with your day?
What would be your first thought in learning such a thing?
Nothing should distract from praising God for his gifts
Some amazing things have been happening in my life lately. Most notably, there is new love in my life! What a wonderful surprise going into my new year!
However, with everything good that comes with love, it’s also clear how easy it can be to let the worldly things we experience--both difficult and good--interfere with our Christian walk.
Ex-pastor, budding life coach: Resolutions are ‘waste of time’
A burgeoning life coach from Slippery Rock looks at a New Year’s resolution as a waste of time “unless it’s something feasible.”
“It has to be something that’s in your heart,” said Linda Porter. “If it’s not in your heart, you’re not going to do it.”
For example, in wanting a new car, “you’ll do everything you can to save,” she noted. “It’s how deep your conviction is and how badly you want something.”
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