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The recent tornado in Oklahoma that killed 24 people and destroyed or damaged 12,000 homes has stirred up a row on social networking site Twitter. The day after the disaster, popular evangelical speaker and author John Piper tweeted two references to...
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
Wesley J.J. Stone died July 23 of complications from acute pancreatitis. He was 55. Born May 25, 1956, in Lewiston, Idaho, Stone grew up in Eagle Rock but lived in Burbank since 1987. He was active at Calvary Bible Church in Burbank, as well as the...
During a holiday season that is being tempered by grim economic concerns, Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Little Match Girl," touched the heart of Burbank choreographer Natasha Middleton. As the artistic director of Media City Ballet,...
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JIM BARNFATHER Barnfather moved to Burbank as a young boy and began his playing career in the Burbank sports leagues when he was 8. He played in the Burbank Police Athletic League and Hap Minor Baseball, flag football, and basketball leagues until he...
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The "I'm spiritual but not religious" community is growing, according to a blog post by CNN writer John Blake. It is growing so much, the blogger writes, one pastor has compared it to a "movement." In a 2009 survey by the research firm LifeWay Christian...
The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe...
Last week, the refuse collector for my neighborhood destroyed my trash can while dumping my trash. I called the Public Works Department to get another one. Simple problem, or so I thought. When the can arrived, I realized that it was a new design and...
A recent letter to the editor chided Christians who, unlike the writer, do not believe "the Bible — all of it — to be the inspired word of God." The writer, however, is selective in the Scripture she chose to cite regarding same-sex relations....
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Mr. Dreier (“Pastor should apologize for remarks,” June 15) unfairly castigates the good pastor Griem for anti-Semitism. Unfortunately for Dreier, the rising tide of worldwide anti-Semtism can't be laid at the feet of Griem. The ever-...
LEESBURG — A publisher of Bible-based comics and graphic novels wants to become king of the Christian comics publishing world and has teamed up with a New York Times bestselling author to help them reach their ambitious goal. Kingstone Comics,...
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