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Atlanta-area pastors split on when to go home; 1 lives, 1 dies

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They’d just finished a religious conference in Florida on Saturday night and debated when they and their accompanying parishoners would return home.
Senior pastor Arao Amazonas said he wanted to wait until the next morning to leave. But pastor Jose Carmo Jr. wanted to be back in time for the suburban Atlanta church’s Sunday morning service and led two vans up Interstate 75 toward Georgia. Continue Reading

Warroad church pastor touts pulpit freedom again

October 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In northern Minnesota, the church where the Rev. Gus Booth has preached politics in the past took another swing on Sunday at goading the Internal Revenue Service into a fight. Continue Reading

Gay ordination opposed by new Presbyterian group

August 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A gathering of Presbyterians opposed to the ordination of sexually active gay and lesbian clergy drew nearly 2,000 people from around the country this week after the denomination overturned restrictions against gay ordination. Continue Reading

Influential evangelical Minnesota pastor retiring after 35 years

June 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Leith Anderson does ‘Faith Minute’ on Twins radio broadcastsThe Rev. Leith Anderson, longtime pastor of the giant Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minn., and one of the nation’s most influential evangelical leaders, announced he’s retiring. Continue Reading