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NEWS
October 15, 2012
Robert Benne is the author of "Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics" Gerald R. McDermott is coauthor of "Evangelicals and Mormons: Exploring the Boundaries" Evangelicals who have had concerns about Mitt Romney's Mormonism, and who make up a large portion of Republican voters, should consider Romney's religion a positive in this election. One of their concerns has been that Mormonism is non-Christian. Some fear that it would advance the Mormon Church and blur the boundaries between true Christian faith and its counterfeits.
NEWS
October 11, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
GOLDA Lillian Nichols could be found every morning at 5:30 on her knees, offering up prayers for family, friends and anyone else she thought needed a blessing. It was faith that guided Golda's life and made her a person who was always looking for a way to help those who needed her special brand of compassion and love. "She was a perfect example of caring for others," her family said. "She was an adviser, giver and a great friend. She would lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2012 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
God's work, it seems, is never done. That's why, rather than resting on the seventh day, he called upon Live Nation to put together a gospel music tour, "The King's Men," and unite the top-selling salesman of the Word. On Sunday, four formidable headliners - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin, and Israel Houghton - laid bare their souls and their most impassioned voices at the Liacouras Center. And it was good - the three-hour-plus showing of holy music's Traveling Wilburys, to devotees of God and to his performers.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Televangelist M.G. Pat Robertson exhorted a crowd of thousands to reclaim the nation for God at a prayer gathering Saturday on Independence Mall. "I don't care what the ACLU says or any athiest says, this nation belongs to Jesus," said Robertson, 82. The founder of the 700 Club and stalwart of the Christian Right addressed a crowd who met on the mall for America for Jesus 2012, a national prayer gathering. A park ranger estimated the crowd at 8,000 to 10,000. The two-day event was organized by One Nation under God, a coalition of ministries that organized a similar series of events in Washington, D.C., during the 1980s and 1990s.
NEWS
September 27, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
CARMELLA Renee Steele wasn't about to let a debilitating disease keep her from having a productive life. In fact, Carmella encouraged and inspired others with handicaps to overcome their disabilities and to live full lives. Carmella Steele, a victim of the painful autoimmune disorder lupus, a mother of three children, an active churchwoman and a role model for the many people she touched, died Sept. 18 at age 46. "Carmella had a heart of gold," her family said. "For many years, she was found encouraging and uplifting others through the word of God. She loved the Lord and she loved people.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Birth isn't often pretty. Such was the reassurance offered at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, where combined choirs from all around Philadelphia were navigating the thickets of the newest Hannibal Lokumbe cast-of-hundreds piece, Can You Hear God Crying? , to premiere Friday at the Kimmel Center. "You can't do this by ear," exclaimed conductor Donald Dumpson, who has prepared several of Lokumbe's works. "One person off is unacceptable. " "But if you think about the music too hard you'll miss it," said Lokumbe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Birth isn't often pretty. Such was the reassurance offered at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, where combined choirs from all around Philadelphia were navigating the thickets of the newest Hannibal Lokumbe cast-of-hundreds piece, Can You Hear God Crying? , to premiere Friday at the Kimmel Center. "You can't do this by ear," exclaimed conductor Donald Dumpson, who has prepared several of Lokumbe's works. "One person off is unacceptable. " "But if you think about the music too hard you'll miss it," said Lokumbe.
NEWS
September 14, 2012
By Dusty Nix Brace for the fire and brimstone, Democrats. You didn't invite the Big Guy to your party in Charlotte. Sodom and Gomorrah were a carnival compared to what you're in for. No need for a recap of the whole silly flap over the Dems' decision to remove the word God from their platform statement, then put it back in. But you can say this for the Democrats: They're consistent in their stunning political tone-deafness. From a purely practical standpoint, not invoking the name of the Almighty is a nonissue.
NEWS
September 7, 2012 | By Julie Pace and Steve Peoples, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE - President Obama personally intervened to order Democrats to change language in their party platform to add a mention of God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, campaign officials said Wednesday. Democrats abruptly changed the platform Wednesday evening to reinstate language from the 2008 platform that said "we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.
NEWS
August 27, 2012
Has God forsaken the Republican Party? Well, sit in judgment of what happened last week: It's reported that a couple dozen House Republicans engaged in an alcohol-induced frolic, in one case nude, in the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is said to have walked on water, calmed a storm, and, nearby, turned water into wine and performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri's Republican nominee for Senate, suggests women's bodies have mysterious ways to repel the seed of "legitimate" rapists.
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