RNS Daily Digest

c. 1996 Religion News Service Orthodox dispute prompts WCC concern (RNS)-World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Konrad Raiser says the world body is watching with”profound concern”the dispute between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul over the status of the Orthodox Church in Estonia. Raiser, an ordained minister of the Evangelical […]

COMMENTARY: On Good Friday, did Jesus feel like a failure?

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is the author of”Turn Toward the Wind”and publisher of Religion News Service.) (RNS)-Jesus was fully human and fully divine. It is one of the basic tenets of Christian theology and one of the great paradoxes of history. And during this Christian holy season, much of the pomp […]

A gourmet Seder reveals chef’s Jewish roots

c. 1996 Religion News Service VAIL, Colo. (RNS)-Why is this night different from all other nights? On this night we hold the Passover Seder at a posh ski resort in the Rockies. Like devoted Jewish cooks around the world, award-winning chef Jim Cohen will be in his kitchen Thursday, April 4, lovingly preparing a Seder, […]

From cross to empty tomb: Behind the story of Holy Saturday

c. 1996 Religion News Service (RNS)-They are words that echo in churches everywhere this time of year, sacred sentences that go to the heart of the Christian faith:”You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” Yet how many Christians know the […]

SIDEBAR: Nouvelle Jewish cuisine for Passover

c. 1996 Religion News Service (RNS)-The following recipe for Passover Moroccan Lamb is also a delicious Easter dish, says Chef Jim Cohen of Wildflower, the signature restaurant of the Lodge at Vail, Colo., a Rocky Mountain resort that offers an annual “Ski and Seder” package. For dessert, Cohen serves Chocolate Nut Cake with Grilled Oranges. […]

COMMENTARY: Hooray for Hollywood

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to Richard Nixon, served a prison term for his role in the Watergate scandal. He now heads Prison Fellowship International, an evangelical Christian ministry to the imprisoned and their families. Contact Colson via e-mail at 71421,1551(at sign)compuserve.com.) (RNS)-When Hollywood film mogul Frank Capra quit […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 1996 Religion News Service Episcopal Church agrees to settle civil suit against former treasurer (RNS)-Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning of the Episcopal Church has announced that the church reached an agreement to settle its civil suit against former treasurer Ellen F. Cooke, who pleaded guilty to embezzling church funds, and her husband, Nicholas T. […]

NEWS FEATURE: Dating service founder seeks matches made in heaven

c. 1996 Religion News Service HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (RNS)-Ever since the original matchmaker created Adam and Eve, men and women have been trying to find the perfect mate. While she certainly doesn’t claim to be God, Kimberly Gura hopes she can help people, especially Christians, find their mate through Perfect Match, a Christian dating service. “First […]

NEWS STORY: Bishop threatens to excommunicate Catholics in `incompatible’ groups

c. 1996 Religion News Service (RNS)-The Roman Catholic bishop of Lincoln, Neb., is threatening to excommunicate Catholic members of a dozen groups whose ideas he considers incompatible with church teachings. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz said he has forbidden Catholics in his southern Nebraska diocese from belonging to Planned Parenthood, the Freemasons, the Hemlock Society, Catholics for […]