Georgetown worshipers to congregate drive-in style

GEORGETOWN — Welcoming doors to churches and places of worship are closed under Gov. John Carney’s ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus crisis. Many congregations have found creative ways to worship in the meantime, taking sermons to social media and online streaming. And COVID-19 won’t stop worshipers in the heart of Sussex from congregating […]

Commentary: Another plague? Or something different?


By Gordon E. Simmons  This Sunday many (now online) churches will hear the story from the ninth chapter of John where some people brought to Jesus a man who was blind, and they asked, “Teacher, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  It was, in those days, an understandable question. […]

Pope avoids question of married priests in Amazon document

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative critics. In an eagerly awaited document, Francis didn’t refer to recommendations by Amazonian bishops […]

Letter to the Editor: Balance of power

Thank you Sen. Richardson, we need more conversations like this. (“What is the Christian’s role in government?” Jan. 22) Regarding examples of Christians influencing government, I think you left out the greatest example of all. It is that when we used to teach History in schools, we often heard about the wonderful balance of power […]

Commentary: What is the Christian’s role in government?

In a column a couple of years ago, I wrote about Dr. Wayne Grudem’s views on how Christians should influence politics and government for good. Dr. Grudem mentions what he considers five wrong views that have been presented at various times about Christians and government. The first wrong view is that government should compel religion. […]

King prayer breakfast urges those to take action

DOVER — When the community came together Monday morning to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., they were reminded of the importance of action. The 37th annual prayer breakfast, held by the Zeta Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, honored Dr. King and […]

Commentary: Tear down the walls that separate us

During The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops fall meeting our bishops from Germany testified about the jubilation and amazement felt when the Berlin Wall came down. People were able to move about freely from one side to the other. Not a single shot was fired. Humanity is well-acquainted with walls, not only physical walls […]

Georgetown live nativity wraps amazing first season

GEORGETOWN – A Sussex County community was united by the presentation of the living nativity on The Circle – a nightly two-week production spurred by the Good Ole Boy Foundation and its outreach network. “We pray the Living Nativity has blessed your family this Christmas,” the Good Ole Boy Foundation stated in a Dec. 24 […]

Pope marks joyful Christmas Eve after less-than-joyful year

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis assured the faithful on Christmas Eve that God loves everyone — “even the worst of us” — as he celebrated the joyous birth of Christ after a less-than-joyful year of scandals and opposition. With a choir singing the classic Christmas hymn “The First Noel,” Francis processed down the center aisle […]

Trump blasts Christian magazine that called for his removal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blasted a prominent Christian magazine on Friday, a day after it published an editorial arguing that he should be removed from office because of his “blackened moral record.” Trump tweeted that Christianity Today, an evangelical magazine founded by the late Rev. Billy Graham, “would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, […]