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Shroud of Turin in the news again
Faith & Spirituality
Written by laika   
Friday, 29 March 2013 21:51

At The Guardian:

The shroud of Turin is to be shown on television for the first time in 40 years on Easter Saturday as a new claim that the four-metre-long linen cloth dates from ancient times proves its enduring ability to fascinate and perplex.

As what the Vatican described as his parting gift to the Roman Catholic church before he resigned, Benedict XVI signed off on a special 90-minute broadcast of the shroud that will take place from Turin Cathedral and be introduced in a brief preamble by his successor, Pope Francis.

The Next Bible
Written by declinesty   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:53

At The Daily Beast:
The second Biblical revolution is—believe it or not—headquartered in Edmond, Oklahoma (pop. 83,000). That’s where a church called “,” a young tech-savvy Christian by the name of Bobby Gruenewald, and his pastor, Craig Groeschel, are changing the way people read holy texts. It’s called YouVersion—“the Bible app”—and it’s coming soon to a smartphone near you.
Pope Benedict XVI to retire
Written by laika   
Monday, 11 February 2013 20:19

At The Los Angeles:

In an extraordinary announcement, Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he would step down at the end of the month, ending a papacy that has lasted less than eight years.

It is the first time in six centuries a pontiff has voluntarily stepped down.

Benedict, 85, who had appeared increasingly frail in recent months, said that his infirmity led him to the decision.

Meet the Sovereigns
News, Culture, Society
Written by laika   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:40

At The Daily Beast:
His name is Craig Douglas Fleshman, though he won’t answer to that, just as he no longer carries a driver’s license or pays taxes. Pastor Paul Revere doesn’t recognize the authority of the State of Oregon, the United States of America, or anyone else that presumes to have some command over him. He answers only to God.
On Metrorail, pastor tries to raise Christmas spirit to morning commute
Missions & Evangelism
Written by holmegm   
Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:33

From The Washington Post:

On a crowded morning train on Metro’s Orange Line, Fisher Yang, 50, of Centreville, gets his share of jeers, eye rolls and smiles.

Yang, who is the pastor of a church in Shenandoah County, sings Christmas carols two days a week during the morning rush hour on Metro’s five subway lines


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