Religion

Program spreads holiday cheer

LEWISTOWN — Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse, has delivered gifts to children in third-world countries for 25 years. The basic concept of Operation Christmas Child is this: an interested person packs gifts in a shoebox-size container, takes it to an established ...

Speak as the oracles of God

Editor’s note: This is the seventh installment of a series by Lyndon Stimeling that will run each week. I Peter 4:11 We have been looking at the topic of legalism and the many ways it reveals itself. Pastors who were after authority, power and honor put a lot of emphasize on I Peter ...

Barnes: A note to congregations

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part sermon by the Rev. Dr. James Barnes. The first part was published in the Oct. 27 edition of The Sentinel. In the Greek, it means to know them. It is not some secondhand knowledge, not some information passed down, but to know them ...

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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 ...