Archives for April 2013

UM pastor on pre-Easter double slayings: ‘Evil is not the last word’

The Rev. Keith Head’s last Easter before retiring as a United Methodist pastor proved tragically memorable, as he had to address the slayings of a prominent couple in his congregation – a case that has made international news. Mike McLelland, district attorney of Kaufman County, Texas, and his wife Cynthia, were found shot to death […]

Computer training feed minds, bodies in Haiti

THOMAS, Haiti—Angeline, 12, looked at the computer screen in front of her and saw the world opening up. “I want to use it for research. I would like to know a lot of things,” she said. She was one of the first students at the Thomas Food Project to sit in front of a monitor […]

`Rites & Remedies’ – Edgy seminary exhibit shows the Bible transformed

Paul Roorda haunts flea markets, thrift shops and eBay, looking for Bibles no one wants any more. When he gets them, he often burns them. If he doesn’t do that, he might drive a nail through the pages, so they can’t be opened. Other times, he’ll cut each page into strips, then fold those into […]