Life and hope: Celebrating Easter at Calvary Baptist

DOVER — Easter Sunday, much like the fabled egg-delivering bunny, is known for hopping around from date-to-date on the springtime calendar every year. Most importantly, for Christians around the world, it marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead following his crucifixion on a cross three days before, making it the most important day […]

Commentary: Remember the unsheltered during Holy Week

As many of us walk with Jesus through Holy Week this week, please remember the unsheltered in our county who carry heavy crosses of exhaustion, of stress, of rejection, of hunger, of homelessness, of the lack of resources and the lack of a place to belong. I believe that in the eyes of our unsheltered […]

Calvary’s ‘Convinced’ production a test of faith

DOVER — Calvary Church of Dover’s annual Easter production. The original production, “Convinced” continues on the stage this weekend. The show was written and directed by Larry Goldberg, the church’s creative arts minister. “We were planning on doing a show that had already been written and I was reading over it and started to feel […]

Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have “legitimate claims” to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, but he stopped short of endorsing recent calls from his own bishops to give women leadership roles. In the text, Francis also told young adults they should try to help priests […]

Letter to the Editor: God is still watching America

Yes, God is still very much alive as well as being omnipresent, being everywhere at once. He is omniscient, all knowing and having infinite knowledge and He is also omnipotent or being all powerful and Supreme. God also has the power to wipe everybody and everything off of this planet with only one breath, but […]

Letter to the Editor: Belief versus culture

By now, the inner workings of the United Methodist Church are in the news. One thing that seems not to be evident is that the LGBTQ issue dominating the coverage is NOT the main issue. What is unseen is the fact that orthodox commands (orthodox — of a person or their views, especially religious or […]

Speak Out: Methodists’ decision

Readers reacted to the fallout resulting from the Methodist Church approving measures to ban same-sex marriage and gay clergy. • Why do people feel the need to force their lifestyle onto others? If an organization or business doesn’t agree with how you live, go somewhere else. I don’t see gay people forcing their lifestyle on […]

The arch of justice is long in Methodist Church

According to the Visitor’s Center at the “St. Louis Arch” National Park, this city has always been “the gateway to the west.” The earliest major trails that settlers used to travel to points west went through St. Louis, Missouri. This “Show-Me State” metropolis is also known for some strategic and historic court cases during the […]

Pope vows to end abuse cover-ups but victims disappointed

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with “the wrath of God” felt by the faithful, end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this “brazen, aggressive and destructive evil.” But his failure to offer a concrete […]

Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sight to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis — and that it now has a reckoning from the […]