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Preschool's director comes from family with deep appreciation for long-running Denton nonprofit
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First Refuge Ministries names two new board members
First Refuge Ministries in Denton announced this week that Amanda Giordano and Brad Kearney have been named to its board of directors, according to a news release.
Pope's top aide is accused in Australian sex abuse case
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis suffered a major blow Thursday when his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, was charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of sexual assault from years ago, bringing a criminal case in the long-running abuse scandal inside the frescoed walls of the Vatican for the first time.
James A. Mann: Churches must stand vigilant to these changing times
Anglican Bishop Mark Dyer once said that the best way to understand the modern church is to realize that about every 500 years the church feels compelled to hold a giant rummage sale.
The Thoughtful Pastor: These three prayers might help you find peace
Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Lord, you now have set your servant free to go in peace as you have promised; for these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, whom you have prepared for all the world to see: a Light to enlighten the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.
How did evangelical theology become hate speech?
Today, would this be labeled hate speech? After all, it was Mother Theresa, the woman who had given her life to the poor and outcast. There wasn't an ounce of hate in her, just love. And this love was proven by her life. If we can live our lives as sacrificially as she, we'll do exactly what John is telling us. It won't be our words, but our deeds and the integrity of our lives that will draw attention to a loving God.
The Thoughtful Pastor: When being truthful with kids about the Bible, we need honesty, not whitewashed cutesy stories
We take many of the horrifying stories in the Bible, water them down to make them palatable to children, and then explain them as "The Bible tells me so" truths. Take the story of Noah.