| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:58 PM
From the back seat of their Toyota SUV, Tracy Scott's children spotted the woman.
She was standing near a highway entrance ramp on the North Side, apparently homeless, and the Scott kids wanted to say hello.
But they were in the wrong lane. So Scott...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Last year, Laura Jordan, the $150,000-a-year legal counsel to then-Speaker Christopher Donovan in the House Democrats' office at the Capitol, found herself in the middle of a federal grand jury investigation.
That circumstance made it a challenge for...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate
By Alexis Rankin Popik/ Aucoot Press
When Alexis Popik and her husband, William, moved from California to Connecticut 15 years ago, they were, she laughingly says, "the first members of either family to leave home." By...
| Jul 7, 2012
Leontine T.C. Kelly, a daughter and wife of ministers who followed her own calling and became the first black woman bishop in a major Christian denomination when the United Methodist Church elevated her to the position in 1984, has died. She was 92....
| Jul 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The latest results from the largest and most representative profile of congregations and worshipers has been compiled in a new book A Field Guide to U. S. Congregations, Second Edition, by researchers Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce. The book,...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:24 AM
In considering what I should write this week, it occurred to me that I've never spoken primarily to those growing older, the retired, senior citizens. Yes, I've addressed the tough times we live in, our troubled marriages, the loss of jobs, foreclosures,...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:00 PM
More mixed news about American churches: Over the last decade, they’ve gotten grayer, smaller, and poorer. On the other hand, they’re more tech-savvy, innovative in worship and run more people-oriented ministries.
This good news-bad news...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 1:11 PM
The First Baptist Church of Union Park and the First Baptist Oviedo are located only 14 minutes apart, but they represent two extremes of a recent study that shows both widespread decline among American churches and instances of astonishing growth and...