December 22, 2007
The Religion Newswriters Assn. picked evangelicals? struggle to select a presidential candidate as the top religion story of 2007. What do you think was the top religion story of the year? ? Perhaps the top religion story for next year will be the presidential candidate issue. We only started becoming apprised of the various candidates? positions this current year, and the internal dialogue about whether moral stance or religious affiliation matters more had just begun (the two apparently being at odds in politics)
July 10, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH You'll remember the music. Who can forget the comedy? Refresh your memory when "Direct from Vegas -- The Rat Pack" kicks off the Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. The show pays tribute to the comedy team of Frank Sinatra (Gary Corsello), Sammy Davis Jr. (Lonnie Parlor) and Dean Martin (Steve Apple). Get ready for a heavy dose of nostalgia with this singing and dancing group. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking.
April 8, 2005
"What is your opinion of Pope John Paul II? What do you think he meant to this world? The papacy of Pope John Paul II will always be remembered by the Jewish community as one of warm relations and positive change. He was the one pope in the last 40 years to move the initial revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations -- set in motion by Pope John XXIII at the Second Vatican Council -- into high gear. He was the first pope ever to visit a synagogue, to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial concert in the Vatican, to establish full relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel and to make an official visit to Israel.
March 11, 2005
Do you agree with last week's Supreme Court decision declaring that it was unconstitutional to execute a person younger than 18 when the crime was committed? How does this jibe, or not, with the biblical reference in Exodus, an " ... eye for an eye, tooth for tooth ... "? In my opinion, violence is evil, and in this circumstance we must view all of the very complicated sides of this issue. Violence isn't new. The Bible records violence in Genesis 6:11.