SHERMAN — Grayson Bible Baptist Church is hosting a patriotic worship service in honor of the Fourth of July on Sunday.
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In the Bible, you do not find parables about God having guests that he is bent on entertaining. You do, however, find parables on stewardship and servanthood. In our consumer-driven society, the American church has become wealthy enough to hire its own staff, its own custodians, its own grounds keepers, its own children’s ministers, its own youth workers, singles ministers, worship ministers, administrators, and secretaries. Truthfully, we like it this way, because we mistakenly believe it will mean less work for the average laymen. But fully staffed churches don’t always grow, and when they do, if they cater more to their people’s whims than to helping their people discover a place of ministry what types of Christians do they produce?
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
DENISON — The general mission department of Hopewell Baptist Church in Denison will observe their annual women’s day at 3 p.m. Sunday.
July 01—FORT WORTH — Asking for God’s wisdom and insight, Christians, Jews and Muslims gathered Tuesday night to consider how to lead the nation toward racial healing after the murder of nine black worshippers at a Charleston, S.C., church.
PHILADELPHIA—During two whirlwind days in Philadelphia in September, Pope Francis will speak about immigration and religious liberty outside Independence Hall and visit inmates at the city’s largest prison.
Pope Francis continually makes headlines for his progressive approach to ruling. Since being elected in 2013, many have taken issue with a number of changes he’s made, like opting not to live in the papal apartments and his thoughts on the gay community, contraception and, as he showed this month, the environment.
Pin-drop silence followed as social activist Jibran Nasir, 28, screened a documentary on sectarian and religious violence in Pakistan. Nasir, who was on a six-week speaking tour of the United States, is among the few outspoken voices in Pakistan when it comes to religious extremism.
VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis — the leader of a Catholic Church that has always preached the indissolubility of marriage — acknowledged on Wednesday that sometimes it is impossible for spouses to stay together.
Camden, N.J.: For years, number one on America’s most dangerous cities list. My home for the last 10 months as a Franciscan volunteer minister, serving the parish of St. Anthony of Padua.