Posts Tagged ‘Pastor’

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Pastor Rick Warren’s Christmas Eve Sermon Centers on Faith and Turmoil

December 25, 2008

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On Wednesday, as Warren ushered in Christmas Eve at his sprawling Saddleback Church in Orange County, he joked briefly about the inauguration fallout in a sermon devoted mostly to another pressing issue: the importance of faith when plans are upended. 

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First AME Pastor Apologizes to Congregation for Alleged Misspending of Church Funds

December 2, 2008

john-j-hunter.jpgThe pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles apologized to his congregants Sunday for any embarrassment caused by disclosures that he had used church credit cards for sizable personal expenses and had failed to pay federal taxes for several years.

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Pastor who Helped Get ‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance Dies at 97

November 30, 2008

rev-george-docherty.jpgThe Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.

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Pastor Ed Young’s ‘Sexperiment’ Results (Video)

November 22, 2008

ed-young1.jpgOn Sunday, a Texas preacher sat on a bed near his pulpit and offered an unusual challenge to the married couples in his congregation: Have sex every day for a week. “Sadly, the church has been silent over a topic that God is not silent about,” said the Rev. Ed Young, founder of the nondenominational Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas.

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Georgia Baptist Convention Rejects Fund From Church Who Has Woman As Senior Pastor

November 19, 2008

The Georgia Baptist Convention recently changed its policy on receiving
monetary gifts to allow it to refuse funds from churches that were “not
in cooperation and harmony” with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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In Virginia, a Powerful and Polarizing Pastor: A Loudoun Minister Inspires Loyalty From Followers, Anger From Ex-Members With Torn Lives and Moral Pain

November 17, 2008

Rob Foster was 16 when his family unraveled. He had told his
parents that he wanted to leave Calvary Temple, the Pentecostal church
in Sterling the family had attended for decades.

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Pastor Mark Driscoll Preaches Sex That is Free from Sin

November 14, 2008

mark_driscoll.jpgThe Song of Songs is said to be the most erotic and exciting book in
Scripture yet its contents are hardly preached on. When the book is
taught in church, it is usually taught as an allegory, and not
literally as an intimate relationship between a husband and a wife.

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