The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a writer, teacher and longtime opponent of U.S. military involvement abroad, whose repeated acts of civil disobedience put him at odds with his government and the Roman Catholic Church but made him a major figure among advocates for peace and social justice, died April 30 at a Jesuit residence at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. He was 94.
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To some, feeding the poor and the hungry is a requirement for Christians. Through food pantries, local churches are not only fulfilling this requirement, they are using their food distribution services as a means to reach out to members of the community that may have been affected by the economy.
PLANO — When you’re 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown’s population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you’re not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.
DENISON — Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Denison will hold an evangelism training workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 1131 S. Scullin Ave. in Denison. The facilitator will be Johnnie Nesbitt.
TRENTON — The Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church’s mission society will host its 14th annual women’s conference at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church located at 802 Augustus St. in Trenton.
SHERMAN — Independent Springs Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Sherman will host the Rev. Freddie Moore and Porter Temple CME at a special service at 3 p.m. Sunday.
SHERMAN — The Faith Church Sunday school department will present a live museum from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sunday during regularly scheduled Sunday school. Students starting with the toddler class, Faith Tots, through middle school age will present this interactive museum of Bible characters.
DENISON — Antioch Baptist Church in Denison will be celebrating its 22nd anniversary with pastor and wife, the Rev. Manuel Gardner and Linda Gardner.
DENISON — The Ecclesia Baptist church will celebrate its second year with pastor and wife, the Rev. Freddie Orr Sr. and Hattie Orr with a program at 3 p.m. Sunday.
We don’t hear much about glory these days. I suppose it has become something of an old-fashioned word or one that is associated with a pretty narrow range of experience. Literary figures used to mention the glory of battle. But, as we have come to learn more about the battlefield more of us have come to understand that there may be some impressive heroic acts that take place there, yet it is probably not something to be glorified. It is dangerous, risky and much more oriented toward saving your life and the lives of the people you’re with than it is achieving some kind of glory.