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Arkansas Panel OKs Allowing Concealed Guns in Churches

Posted: 02/04/2009 - An Arkansas legislative committee has backed a bill allowing concealed weapons in churches, despite concerns of a pastor who said he was shot in a sanctuary two decades ago and still opposes the measure.

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Lilly Endowment Awards $11 Million to Help Pastors

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Sixteen Protestant groups in Indiana will split about $11 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment to help them address the economic problems faced by their pastors.

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Pope Sends Greeting to New Russian Orthodox Patriarch

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Pope Benedict has sent greetings to the new Russian Orthodox patriarch, pledging to work for closer relations and citing areas of common interest such as the defense of Christian values.

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Court Hears Christian School's Bid to Join League

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Christian school that was barred from joining the athletic league for Texas public schools has asked a federal appeals court to revive the lawsuit it filed over its exclusion, accusing the league of religious discrimination.

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Adoptive Families from Texas Church Struggle

Posted: 02/03/2009 - It's been 10 years since a Baptist pastor in Possum Trot, Texas, persuaded his congregation to adopt 72 of the state's most abused and neglected foster children.

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Tuscaloosa Businesses Turn to Power of Prayer

Posted: 02/03/2009 - An Alabama church has used part of its Sunday service to anoint and pray over 40 pieces of business stationery as members asked God to help those companies and their employees.

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Michael W. Smith Salutes George Beverly Shea

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Michael W. Smith says he hopes that if he lives to be 100, he'll be as sharp as his friend and fellow singer George Beverly Shea, who celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday.

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Christian Singer Enters GMA Hall of Fame

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Michael W. Smith hopes his induction into the Gospel Music Association's Hall of Fame doesn't make people think his career is over.

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Pope: Euthanasia a 'False Solution' to Suffering

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Pope Benedict says euthanasia is a "false solution" to suffering, adding his voice to a debate in Italy over the fate of a comatose woman whose father wants to remove her feeding tube.

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Boston Cardinal Defends Pope's Action on Bishop

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley is defending Pope Benedict's decision to lift the excommunication of four bishops -- including Bishop Richard Williamson, who has denied 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

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Palin Church Reopens After Fire

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Hundreds of worshippers have flocked to the reopening of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's arson-burned home church.

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New Illinois Governor Stresses Humility and Service

Posted: 02/02/2009 - In his first Sunday since being thrust into the chief executive's office, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has told the congregation of a Chicago church that he intends to serve with humility.

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