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Can This Charismatic Pastor Rally Philly Around Its Most Intractable Problem?

Almost four years ago, I met Bill Golderer for the first time, and like many people who meet Bill Golderer, I felt moved. I can’t […]

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Christian Music Fest Founder Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children

The South Jersey pastor behind Creation, the nation’s largest Christian music festival, has been charged with sexually assaulting four children. Police arrested Harry Thomas, of Medford, […]

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New Jersey Church Hosting Living Star Wars Nativity

A church in New Jersey is taking advantage of the hysteria surrounding the long-awaited release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by hosting three weeks […]

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Dispatch From a Philly Church: Trying to Make Sense of the Paris Killings

Other than during summer, when the Jersey Shore tempts even the most God-fearing families to its surf and sand, the parking lot at Overbrook Presbyterian […]

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6 Gay-Friendly Churches in Philadelphia to Attend Easter Sunday Service

With all the talk this week about the Religious Freedom Act, it may seem, as LGBT folk, that we’re anything but welcome inside the doors […]

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Kevin Johnson Resigns at Bright Hope Church

It’s been a stunning rise and fall for Kevin Johnson, the pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church: He started the year preparing to run a […]

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Broad Street Ministry Ordains City’s First Openly Gay Minister

The Inquirer reports that David Norse, 27, has been ordained by Broad Street Ministry as the city’s first openly gay minister. “While David’s sexual orientation is […]

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Local Church to Ordain Philly’s First Openly Gay Presbyterian Minister

Here’s another happy story to end the year with. I just got an email and press release from Broad Street Ministry (BSM) Covening Minister Bill […]

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Defrocked PA Pastor Offered Job in California

Rev. Frank Schaefer — the man who was defrocked by the Methodist Church last week after officiating the marriage of his gay son — has […]

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Circle of Hope Ousts Gay Congregant for “Speaking Too Publicly About Homosexuality”

There’s a story in the current issue of City Paper about a gay man who was asked to leave Circle of Hope, a progressive church […]

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Morning Headlines: Zoning Board Says No to Ori Feibush

Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush stirred some controversy this month when his lawyer, Wally Zimilong, sent a letter to a woman, Haley Dervinis, opposed to […]

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Renderings of Townhomes to Replace St. John the Evangelist at 3rd and Reed

Yet another house of worship goes the way of all Philly churches: this time, it’s St. John the Evangelist at Third and Reed, which cannot […]