August 24, 2010
If Christianity were illegal, would there be evidence to convict you? I ask because Christianity is not a closet religion; what Christ conveys, we're obliged to champion. Evidence will be our words and actions, and we've been historically persecuted for this. Christians defend children gestating in their mother's wombs. Society says, "Kill them, they aren't really human unless they're wanted. " Jesus says "Don't murder," yet these human offspring are dissected and society applauds.
November 13, 2000
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan SYLMAR -- The Skyward Christian High football team has been in existence for only two years and so the Saints know they have a lot of growing to do on the field before they can contend for a CIF Eight-Man Small Division title. They took their first step this season as they captured the Omega League title by winning their three games by an average of 35 points. But Skyward Christian's first-round opponent, Cuyama Valley High, wasn't like any team it had faced before.
February 15, 2001
Mirjam Swanson VAN NUYS -- Tujunga Skyward Chistian barely had a chance. That the Saints even had a chance at all was good enough, as they lost to No. 3-seeded Tarzana Stoneridge, 97-38, in Wednesday's first-round CIF Division VA boys' basketball playoff game at Montclair Prep in Van Nuys, in Skyward Christian's first postseason appearance. "Just getting this far is great," said Saint Coach Rich Lowe, noting that there are no seniors on the team.
January 19, 2007
Tonight, Jan. 19, Calvary Chapel of the Foothills will host a Christian alternative rock concert for area youth. Two bands, 15 North and Dunamis, will perform beginning at 6 p.m. 15 North is a lively, energetic band from Murrieta who compare themselves to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana with a Christian message. Dunamis is a local, heavy metal band inspired by Christian bands such as Stryper and Petra. They have played with Kutless, The Kry, and T-Bone. The free concert will be held at Calvary Chapel of the Foothills, 663 1/2 Foothill Blvd.
October 15, 2001
Saro Sarkisian SYLMAR -- When the Skyward Christian football team faced Trinity Lutheran Saturday in the first Omega League game for both teams, the smartest thing Trinity Lutheran might have done was showing up with nine players at First Lutheran High School. Skyward Christian had a 36-8 lead at the break and it seemed pointless for the Mustangs to continue with players playing hurt and not having anyone to substitute, so the game was called, saving the Mustangs further embarassment.
September 17, 2001
Saro Sarkisian SANTA BARBARA -- After being blown out in its season opener -- playing without a few key starters -- the Skyward Christian football team faced Laguna Blanca on Saturday, where the Saints looked more like the 2000 defending Omega League champions. Skyward Christian shut out Laguna Blanca, 12-0, as its defense stepped up, making key plays and the offense -- which had 31 total yards of offense in the opener -- came out firing. The Saints (1-1)
October 30, 2004
Christian songwriter inspires congregation LA CRESCENTA -- Christian songwriter Mary Rice Hopkins will perform her inspirational Christian songs at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services on Sunday at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church. Rice Hopkins has produced more than 14 albums and six videos, written three children's books and performs live nationwide. Children will be invited to sing along with Hopkins. The second service will highlight the ministry of the teachers and staff of the Center for Children.
January 8, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta LA CRESCENTA -- Ralph Winter is used to working on multimillion-dollar blockbusters, films sure to draw large crowds and even bigger box-office returns. The resume of this La Crescenta producer includes such well-known movies as "X-Men," "Inspector Gadget," and three "Star Trek" films. But Winter is also willing to take a chance on a not-so-sure thing when he believes in the project. Within a few weeks, "Left Behind" -- a movie produced by Winter that is based on the popular Christian thriller of the same name -- will open in about 1,000 theaters nationwide.
February 14, 2001
Hamlet Nalbandyan GLENDALE -- o7 The following is a preview for the CIF Southern Section playoffs in boys' basketball for Skyward Christian, Delphi Academy and Renaissance Academy.f7 Pico Rivera Mesrobian at Renaissance Academy, 7 p.m.: The Rebels, who are located in La Canada Flintridge, are in their first year of competition. Coach Sid Cooke's squad did fairly well considering its situation, as Renaissance Academy finished second in the American League with a 4-2 record and 11-8 overall.
December 23, 2004
Going along with the wishes of the misguided American Civil Liberties Union, the Times Community News organization (of which the Glendale-News Press is a part) and most of the advertisers in your Dec. 15 "Holiday" Shoppers' Guide have deliberately omitted the word "Christmas" in that publication. After all, Dec. 25 is the birthday of the Christ child and, it should be pointed out, is observed as a national federal holiday. I counted 64 ads in the guide with only four of them using the word "Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."