United Methodist

One woman, two marches: Can pro-life women be feminists?

Rachel Lamb saw as much fate as coincidence in the proximity of massive, back-to-back rallies Saturday - first the feminist-themed Dallas Women's …

Opinion

Think real estate prices are high now? Wait until Amazon moves to town.

As leaders of Miami and 19 other cities celebrate their inclusion in Amazon’s short list for a second headquarters, some affordable-housing advocates …

Business

62-year-old Hixson woman signs book deal with Harlequin

Bingo nights at the nursing home. Answering phones at the Methodist church.<p>The routine of everyday life might seem like an unlikely route to …

Business

Column: Anderson Twp. churches confront racism

ACRU has striven to raise awareness among residents of our community regarding issues of racism.

Racism

Churches Spread Goodwill with Food

Ken Roberts rolled into the parking lot of Hyattsville Elementary School shortly before noon on Jan. 16 and unloaded about 30 grocery bags of fresh …

Religion

On snow days, some kids go hungry. Here’s how you can help.

If students are especially eager to get back to school after a snow day, it might not be because they’re hungry to learn. They might actually be …

Weather

'Enthusiasm for Trump hasn't diminished one bit' downstate

Saturday is the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump.<p>Since my views on his administration should be familiar to the careful reader, …

Donald Trump

Exiting the program; Other churches step up as two suddenly leave Family Promise

Two Blount County churches with a long history of partnering with Family Promise to help homeless families have ended those relationships.<p>Mount …

Religion

How California cities are facing the state’s homelessness problem

California has a serious homelessness problem. For those who live and work in the state’s largest cities, that’s no surprise. Tents pitched on city …

Poverty

In Trump’s Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding

WASHINGTON — In the middle of a rousing rendition of “We Shall Overcome” on Sunday morning, the Rev. William H. Lamar IV of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church made a sudden change to the lyrics.<p>“O.K., we are not afraid, but replace ‘someday’ with ‘today,’” he told the …

Donald Trump

The end of an era: South Norfolk church closes its doors after 125 years

After more than 125 years and 41 pastors, a sad day arrived. The last traditional worship service was held at Chesapeake Avenue Methodist Episcopal …

Hampton Roads

St. Paul Leaders Launch Political Agenda Ahead Of MLK Day

<b>ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO)</b> — Ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, leaders in Minnesota’s black faith community are launching a public political …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Jr. Day Of Service To Take Place In Howard County

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> On Monday, people in Howard County will be observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day of service.During the event, U.S. …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

East Side church seeks to operate day care

An East Side church wants to create another child care option for families in the neighborhood.<p>The Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church is …

Day Care

Why Palm Springs is the perfect Californian winter getaway

By<p>If, like me, you feel you have a lot in common with cold-blooded reptiles when it comes to the long British winter, then you will no doubt already …

Palm Springs

Melanie Benjamin, Graham Allison and Daisy Goodwin are on tour Jan. 14-20 in D-FW

<b>David E. Huntley</b> will sign <i>Death Watch Beetle: A Historical Post World War II Spy Thriller</i> at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Half Price Books, 5803 E. …

The Arts

Faiths celebrate St. John's Bible at Arkansas hospital

People of different faiths came together at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith Jan. 7 to celebrate the arrival of a significant piece of art.<p>Mercy held an …

Business

‘I may not look like Dr. King’: White fourth-grader inspires in MLK speech competition

There aren’t many white kids in the Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, so some audience members may have wondered what 9-year-old Wesley Stoker was doing on stage at Adamson High School in Dallas.<p>Stoker had a simple answer, according to the Dallas Morning News.<p>“I may not look like Dr. King, but I …

Conservative View

Judge Rossie Alston expected to be nominated to federal bench in Virginia

President Trump plans to nominate to the federal bench in Virginia a state appeals court judge who was blocked by Democrats from a seat on the state Supreme Court, the judge’s chambers confirmed.<p>Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr., 60, if formally nominated and confirmed, would replace U.S. District Judge …

Terry McAuliffe

Baptist preacher's crusade against 'sinful' school vouchers steps on Texas GOP leaders' toes

AUSTIN -- Quoting Bible verses and calling the school vouchers propos​al ​by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other lawmakers “sinful,”​ Fort Worth minister …

Education

Personality tests are popular. As we start a new year, find online options to improve our spiritual lives.

<i>Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications</i><p>What’s your spiritual type? Online quizzes can grow faith<p><b>By Jordan Taylor*</b><p>January is a great …

Personality

Events mark legacy, spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

18th Annual Martin Luther King Day Commemorative Breakfast<p>The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will host its annual breakfast …

Black History

Christian college thinks its students can do better than Hooters. #MeToo | Opinion | NOLA.com

Hooters, the chain restaurant better known for its provocatively dressed waitresses than the quality of its hamburgers and wings, is scheduled to …

New Orleans

Why I March? To Reject Pro-Abortion Christianity

One of the first memories I have of a pro-abortion Christian -- yes, pro-abortion Christian -- was during an encounter while at a college campus …

Conservative View

Christians who have given their life for Christ in 2017

Aleteia provides an overview of some recent 21st-century martyrs.<p>The blood of martyrs continues to be the seed of new Christians at the beginning of …

Otto Warmbier

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations after winter shortage

The American Red Cross says they're in urgent need for blood and platelet donations, following a winter blood shortage.<p>More than 150 blood drives had …

Portland, OR

Flower Fields recruiting and more community news

PHOTO: Encinitas-based charity Passion 4 K.I.D.S. hosted its annual Christmas Party recently. Seventy guests enjoyed a lunch sponsored by Greater …

Nonprofits

Methodists and Muslims come together to better the Greenville community

Methodists and Muslims came together on Saturday in fellowship to help the less fortunate in the Greenville community.<p>Members from the Islamic Center …

Upstate South Carolina

Women in prison inspire Iowa pastor's approach to church

A dozen women in prison-issue blues that look like nurses’ scrubs were handed choir sheet music by Lee Schott, pastor of Women at the Well.<p>It’s the …

Des Moines

UCLA Men’s Volleyball Sweeps King; Faces McKendree Tonight

The King Tornado proved to be no stronger than a Santa Ana Wind last night when they played UCLA in volleyball, but that was expected.<p>Actually, they …

College Basketball