There's a particular danger in singing old hymns, ye heathen. That is, some words from them times don't mean what they mean today. And wouldn't you know it, just the other night, your sanctified sensei was givin' praises to the Lord when he stumbled into a saying that made him feel a little squeamis ... More >>
A friend in need is a friend indeed. And if you need Jesus ye heathen, Friends Church Yorba Linda may be the place for you. Your pomade-powered prophet visited the historically Quaker fellowship on Saturday night, taking his place among the lily-white saints and trying to stay awake among a rat ... More >>
An unofficial prayer contest will be held during Ramadan this year.
The combatants are Muslims, who will mark the holy month with prayer and
fasting from sunrise to sunset from July 20 to Aug. 18, and Christians,
who will ask God to stop Islamic countries from killing their brethren.
Awww. Benny Hinn, who lives in a Dana Point home (and God knows how many others) funded by idiots who support his ministry, and his now-formerly estranged wife, Suzanne Hinn, have reconciled, according to the faith healer with bad hair.Faithful readers will recall that Lady Hinn filed for divorce in ... More >>
I must be living under a rock, because it was only this weekend that a friend showed me the viral video on YouTube of a woman named Sweet Brown. She escaped an apartment fire and gave an interview to Oklahoma City's KFOR News Channel. With all the charisma of a preacher, she retold her story of how ... More >>
I just got back from the South OC People's Prayer Breakfast at St. George's Episcopal Church in Laguna Hills, an alternative to pricey prayer breakfasts, the ones that are often designed to drum up support for political candidates.The free event, with roughly 50 in attendance, took the theme "Our ... More >>
Before heading to the commissary for supplies, Anne Eng found the time to meet outside one of her favorite places, Diamond Jamboree's Lollicup. She quips about her adventures in driving the Panfiniti lonchera and how she prefers to spend her free time. While part one's answers may have a lot to c ... More >>
While the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is allowing Crystal Cathedral ministry to stay there for another three years before completely taking over, Bishop Tod Brown is seeking a new name now, with submissions accepted through Feb. 20 at rcbo.org/cathedral-name. Brown asks only that the name be ... More >>
Break out the banjo, geeee-tar and Deliverance song book 'cause it's time to raise a holler over dueling billboards along the 55 freeway.On one side, hanging on a 40-foot trailer in the O'Neil Storage lot facing the 55 near Dyer Road in Santa Ana, is the billboard proclaiming, "Jesus Christ is th ... More >>
Who says Christians don't have fun? Sure, the price you pay for having too much fun is an eternity in the lake of fire, but there'll be plenty of time for that later. For now Christians can edify their God and shake their booty simultaneously (and piously of course) courtesy of area radio station ... More >>
Since the group's reunion in 2010, longtime fans of Soundgarden have clamored for new material from grunge's prodigal sons. Guitarist Kim Thayil won't rule out a new studio album, but the Seattle heroes seem to be concentrating on putting out selections from their deep vault of music from thei ... More >>
One day at band camp, this kid was shredding at Bolsa Chica when he slipped off his board and yelled, "Jesus Christ." So, it is not without precedence that a priest from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will wade into the waters near Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning to bless the waves.
vshioshvili @ flickr.com CC BY-SA 2.0It's the time of the year when people examine their eating habits. Every morsel that goes into one's mouth is scrutinized for its caloric content in hopes that reducing food intake a little bit will result in the body of your dreams. The one thing many people ... More >>
Hot on the heels of President Obama's speech in Cairo, where he quoted from the Bible, the Koran and the Talmud, the Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts an interfaith discussion Sunday about the role and status of Jesus Christ in the Muslim and Christian faiths.
"The Path of the Shepherd: Jesus ... More >>
In doing my cover story last week about the schism between Mariners Church pastor Kenton Beshore and his former right-hand man, Bob Gunn, over Gunn's homosexuality, I visited the Irvine congregation's bookstore. Books and books and books about Christianity, along with CDs, Bibles, and a cafe that wa ... More >>
Congrats on all your success: Gatorade High School Football, Player of the Year (first junior so honored ever), the early commitment to USC, the many prep titles—oops, scratch that last one! And we loved the profile that the New York Times did on you yesterday. We especially were excit ... More >>
Rebecca Schoenkopf reporting from . . .
ORANGE, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441--The beer is Heineken, the food Mexican, the lights fluorescent. A couple hundred people, very happy--and sitting. Sitting. And we're young. And so, thinking Loretta Sanchez's invite-only party ... More >>
Although it lacks the economic punch of Christmas, Easter is, in theory, the biggest of Christian holidays. "[A]nd if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." according to Paul (1 Corinthians 15:14), whose opinion on the matter commands a certain respect. So how ... More >>
Has it only been a year since TV news went All Dead Pope, All The Time? Apparently so– April 8 marks the first anniversary of Pope John Paul II's funeral. Interestingly enough, April 8 is also when many in East Asia (particularly in Japan) celebrate the birthday of the Buddha, who, of course ... More >>