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Religion and Values
  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Reflections: Religious freedom first among five ‘Firsts’ for very good reasons

    Last year, I wrote about God in the Declaration of Independence. I received many favorable comments. This year, I’ll write about the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and hopefully I’ll receive some favorable comments again. Read the First Amendment for yourself, and you will notice it refers to five freedoms: religion, speech, the press, […]

  • Published
    June 5, 2010

    Clergy ready for hereafter, not retirement

    Many find themselves squeezed by money challenges that exceed those of other professions.

  • Published
    May 29, 2010

    Religion Calendar

    Today Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church and held at 2141 Sanford Road, Wells. Yard and book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 9 Portland Road, Kennebunk. Yard sale, 9 a.m., to benefit the Vacation Bible School program. St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2010

    Reflections: Our leaders should learn from past, look to future

    The forest has taken over the trees. These days it seems anger, disappointment, all the darkness of overgrown forests have captured the platforms of America and its ideals. We hear sounds that remind us of hyenas and wolves that bray at night. Anyone who has lived at the edge of civilization and faced a sleepless […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2010

    Worship SpotlightSt. Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church, Portland

    ADDRESS: 515 Woodford St. DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. HISTORY: St. Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran (Danish) church was founded in 1875. Immanuel (Swedish) Lutheran Church was founded in 1894. The original St. Ansgar church was on Mayo Street in Portland. Immanuel was located on Sherman Street, also in downtown Portland. In 1954, the two congregations […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2010
    CHRISTIAN-COMEDY

    Comedy that’s good for the soul

    Christian comedians grow in popularity as more churches get comfortable mixing laughs and prayer.

  • Published
    May 22, 2010
    Billy Graham

    Will Billy Graham give another sermon?

    The evangelist would like to preach, but health reasons may force him to do it on video.

  • Published
    May 22, 2010

    Calendar, May 22, 2010

    Today Rummage sale, 8 to 11 a.m., Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 678 Washington Ave., Portland. Plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Clothing giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon, Salvation Army, Union and […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2010

    Worship Spotlight: First Baptist Church in South Portland

    ADDRESS: 879 Sawyer St., South Portland DENOMINATION/AFFILIATION: As Conservative Baptists, we belong to WorldVenture, formerly known as the Conservative Baptist Association of America. The biblical purpose of this church is to connect people to Jesus Christ, nurture them in their faith, and mobilize them to reach others for Christ. The purpose is to know Jesus […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2010

    Boy’s baptism surfaces in custody dispute

    His Pentecostal mother objects to his Catholic father's wishes.

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