Religion

Speak as oracles of God

Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment of a series by Lyndon Stimeling that will run each week. I Peter 4:11 In the last article we considered the life of Christ surrounded by legalism. He never gave in to the condemnation and ridicule of the religious leaders. His life was a ...

Barnes: A note all for congregations

Thessalonians 5:12-13 is a simple portion of scripture. It is uncomplicated and practical. In my 30 years of ministry, I have met some pastors who have had to deal with the agonies of unappreciative, unloving, even cruel and abusive congregations. I read recently the biography of Jonathan ...

Woman transitions from academia to religious life

SCRANTON (AP) — Elizabeth McGill spent 13 years navigating academia, eventually earning a doctorate in human development from Marywood University in 2015. She purchased her first home in Dunmore. — a modest two-story house overlooking the street. She spent 4¢ years at the Geisinger ...

Issue of married priests gains traction under Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo: opening up the priesthood to married men in parts of the world where clergy are ...

Religion calendar

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Messiah Lutheran announces donations

MIFFLINTOWN — Messiah Lutheran Mifflintown announced that they have boxed and delivered donations for Lutheran World Relief and that they have been delivered to the synod office in Lewisburg. The church collected 304 comforters made by the Needlers group, 49 school kits and 18 baby care ...

Best sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Every Breath” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 2. “Ambush” by Patterson/Born (Little, Brown) 3. “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom (Harper) 4. “Unsheltered” by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper) 5. “Holy Ghost” by John Sanford ...

Halloween activities

¯ Today — 7-10 p.m., Haunted Hayride, Bannerville Fire Co. Adults, $5; children, $3; children under 5, free. Handicapped capability.More information: (570) 658-6477 or (570) 765-4040. ¯ Today — 2-5 p.m., Trunk or Treat, St. Marks United Methodist Church, Havice Valley. There will be ...

St. John’s to host Reformation Recital

LEWISTOWN — The 28th annual Reformation Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewistown. The recital celebrates the 501st anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and pays tribute to Martin Luther. During the program, Scott Price will portray Luther’s ...