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New evidence in military religious freedom case

Terry Rombeck

This is from the Associated Press today:By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A religious freedom foundation has uncovered evidence it says bolsters its federal lawsuit claiming that the military is permitting widespread violations of religious freedom at installations across the country, including Fort Riley.The evidence is ...

Author to discuss women who 'do too much'

Terry Rombeck

Patricia Sprinkle thinks some women simply do too much."Women tend to be nurturers, either by nature or by training," she says. " Therefore, I find that women often do too much because other people impinge on our lives more than they seem to do on men's lives. You don't find ...

Lutherans celebrate 100 years of campus ministry

Terry Rombeck

Shawn Norris figures not much has changed through 100 years of Lutherans providing ministry on college campuses."Worship is still at the heart of what we do, with students learning and growing and serving as disciples," says Norris, director of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Kansas University. "We worship, eat, study and ...

$2.9 million award in Fred Phelps suit

Terry Rombeck

This from the Associated Press wire this afternoon:BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal jury on Wednesday awarded the father of a fallen Marine $2.9 million in compensatory damages after finding an anti-gay Kansas church and three of its leaders liable for invasion of privacy and intent to inflict emotional distress for ...

Addition planned for Corpus Christi

Terry Rombeck

Corpus Christi Catholic Church is about to break ground on a $3.6 million addition to its campus in West Lawrence.Church members will gather at 6:30 Thursday evening at the church, 6001 Bob Billings Parkway, for a ceremony kicking off construction.The new facility, which will be a free-standing building, will include ...

TV series examines world issues through faith

Terry Rombeck

What would Jesus do today?It's a new spin on a question first posed in 1896 by Topeka minister Charles Sheldon in his book "In His Steps."Starting tonight, Topeka's public television station will begin airing a series of locally produced documentaries that examine contemporary issues through the eyes of scholars that ...

Rare young pastor to be ordained in Lawrence

Terry Rombeck

Something of an anomaly will occur Sunday in Lawrence - a pastor under the age of 30 will be ordained.The Rev. Josh Longbottom, the 29-year-old associate pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt., has his ordination service scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday. He is a native of Manhattan and graduate ...

Day of Prayer and Reflection is Sunday

Terry Rombeck

Going into its third year, Lawrence's Day of Prayer and Reflection might not be a huge religious rally.The convocation in South Park - where people of all faiths are encouraged to gather and talk about how their beliefs can help those in need - has drawn only about 20 people ...

Clay Aiken concert causes stir in Wichita church

Terry Rombeck

This from today's [Wichita Eagle][1]:Apparently, Central Christian Church, Wichita's largest Protestant congregation, is facing some controversy over its decision to have former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken play a Christmas concert there.The National Enquirer reports this week that "the church received a lot of attacks" over the concert, and that ...

Religious implications in Korea over KU degree controversy

Terry Rombeck

The national outrage in South Korea over an art curator who allegedly faked degrees from Kansas University and Yale now apparently has religious implications.Shin Jeong-ah has been accused of faking degrees to get her jobs as art professor at Dongguk University and curator for the Sunggok Museum in Seoul.Now, according ...

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