9/30 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 The Evening Ball — 6 p.m., RSVP by Oct. 2 to attend birthday celebration for Bishop Green of First Church of God in Christ. Cost is $7 for ages 16 and […]

9/23 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Religious Education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

9/16 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Saturday Religious Education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., Clovis […]

New rules may help academy regain focus

Freedom Newspapers Sensitivity rates high on the list of contemporary American virtues, right up there with “diversity,” “economic justice” and “bilateralism” in international affairs. And by that measure, the U.S. Air Force Academy is about to become a more sensitive, and thus more virtuous place than in recent years, when the shadow of religious intolerance […]

8/19 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Clovis Primitive Baptist Church — The church will celebrate its 85th anniversary, Fifth and Johnson. A meal will be served. Information: 799-1448. Saturday Religious education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of […]

8/12 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Religious Education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Concert — Denver and the Mile […]

8/5 Religion Calendar

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Saturday Rummage Sale — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st. Money raised is pledged to Salvation Army, Lighthouse Mission and Matt 25 Hope Center. Sunday Worker’s Meeting — 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand and Gidding. Organizational meeting for AWANA leader and workers. […]

7/15 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Saturday Religious education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

Embryo use destruction of human life

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist The Kansas City Star, editorializing about the president’s threat to veto the stem cell bill passed by the House, described human embryos as the “excess products of fertility procedures.” The Los Angeles Times, contemptuous of the president’s ethical misgivings, declared: “It’s not a choice between a human life and an […]

Government, religion should stay apart

By Tibor Machan During the Q&A after a recent presentation I made to a Rotary club about the meaning of the Declaration of Independence, I was asked whether I believe what the Pledge of Allegiance states about “under God.” I do not usually answer this question because I share the view that when it comes […]

Radical Muslims prone to violence

By Mona Charen In the wake of mass rioting and death in Afghanistan and other Islamic nations ignited by a fallacious Newsweek story, furious finger-pointing has ensued. The White House, the departments of State and Defense, and most conservative radio talk show hosts are blaming Newsweek for carelessness and irresponsibility. Newsweek, while apologizing for the […]

Public schools not place for coach’s evangelism

Freedom Newspapers Football coaches are football coaches: We don’t expect them to be political science professors. But we still have to take issue with some of the comments made by Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden at Sunday’s meeting of the Southern Colorado Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bowden, in defending Air Force Academy football coach […]

More studies will only bog down academy’s progress

Freedom Newspapers Just what this country needs — another task force study of what’s already been studied, analyzed and debated to death. Off we go, once again, on a prolonged orgy of navel gazing that won’t do a thing to hasten the speed with which we address the problem at hand. The problem being studied […]

Church separation shouldn’t invite secular tyranny

Freedom Newspapers Many Americans seem to invoke a double standard on the question of when it is appropriate for religious groups or leaders to weigh in on matters of politics and public policy. When a “reverend” this or a “father” that attempts to lend moral authority to a cause with which liberals agree, it’s not […]

Religious right becoming intrusive

By Leonard Pitts It was about 25 years ago that a magazine article first called to my attention something called the Christian right. The story depicted a movement of religious fundamentalists who sought to radically restructure American life — mandating school prayer, creationism and censorship. I remember thinking the article was a little alarmist. Actually, […]

Pope John Paul II hard act to follow

By Helena Rodriguez When we lived in Abilene, Texas, my daughter, Laura, called me from a youth conference at the archdiocese in San Angelo and excitedly exclaimed, “I met The Pope!” I was like “What?” and then I started rolling in laughter. When I told this to my friend, Debra Vasquez, who was the religious […]

Courts could use dose of common sense

By Mona Charen There was a time when “fear of God” meant piety, or at least conscience. Today, it more accurately describes the worldview of secular liberals who get itchy and twitchy at any reminder of our religious roots as a nation. Thus, we are currently treated to the spectacle of the American Civil Liberties […]

Social conservatives on wrong side

By Leonard Pitts This falls into the category of being careful what you wish for. Me, I have long wished the Republican Party would offer black voters a credible alternative. For years, I have tweaked the GOP for its inability to attract black voters. Especially since the black community, though often derided as ultra-liberal by […]

Religious conservatives not that bad

Mona Charen:CNJ columnist Speaking at Harvard recently, Bill Moyers, a preacher in the Church of Unreconstructed Liberalism, painstakingly constructed a straw man and then bashed it to pieces. Moyers has apparently permitted disappointment over the re-election of George W. Bush to push him over the edge into irrationality — an edge on which he has […]

Local faith-based groups have mixed feelings on government funding

By Tova Fruchtman, CNJ staff writer Sheila Savitz was reluctant to take any money from the government for the Life Changers Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation center she has been trying to open for six years. She wanted the center to be faith-based. “I didn’t want the state telling me you can’t say Jesus,” she said. […]