Washington court turns down florist’s appeal

Ruling upholds discrimination verdict in gay wedding caseBy RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated PressOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a...

Basketball competitions may let players wear religious headgear

By BRIAN MAHONEY and DOUG FEINBERGAP Basketball WritersNEW YORK (AP) — The international group that governs basketball is close to eliminating a longstanding ban...

Conservative criticism of the pope sparks rally of support

By NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated PressVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ top advisers are rallying to his defense amid an unprecedented wave of conservative criticism that...

A Joyful Noise… 02-11-2017

WONDERFUL PEACEOnce a tribe of Lenape Indians converted to Christianity and established a village called “Gnadenhutten,” or huts of grace, in Ohio.And there, they...

Prom Dress Exchange 2017

Bluffton High School students from left, sophomore Paige Schwieterman, sophomore Ellie Longenberger, and senior Cassie McFarren show off some of the dress selections at...

Time to Take a Devotional Break: 1-21-17

EXCUSES & REASONSIn checking their online grade summaries this week, some of my students expressed frustration over missing assignments, which led to grades of...

Final touches being made in New Albany church renovation

By ELIZABETH BEILMAN (Jeffersonville and New Albany) News and Tribune NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — One hundred one years after lightning destroyed the Town Clock Church’s steeple, a restoration...

Church News Briefs: 1-20-17

Three events coming up at New Hope Lutheran Church New Hope Lutheran Church in Ossian has announced three upcoming events: • Rev. Roger James will be...

Norwell High School ICE Student Spotlight; Brooklynn Thompson

Senior Brooklynn Thompson has been selected to receive the weekly Norwell High School ICE Student Spotlight award. Brook is employed at Precise Manufacturing of...

PASSING OFF THE BALL

Although I know little to nothing about sports of any kind, I recently heard a well-known preacher from Texas compare the power (or powerlessness)...