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Darrin Patrick commits to restoration process

Religion | Popular megachurch pastor admits he needs ‘deep healing’ after elder board removes him from pulpit
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 4/15/16, 03:20 pm

A years-long pattern of sin led to the dismissal this week of Darrin Patrick, lead pastor of The Journey, a St. Louis megachurch. While the reconciliation process is underway, an expert in pastoral crisis management who was called in to work with the church said Patrick’s restoration could take as long as his undoing. He does not expect Patrick to return to ministry anytime soon.

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Where is Pope Francis leading the Catholic Church?

Religion
by Nick Eicher
Posted 4/15/16, 01:50 pm

Each week, The World and Everything in It features a “Culture Friday” segment, in which Executive Producer Nick Eicher discusses the latest cultural news with John Stonestreet, president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Here is a summary of this week’s conversation.

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Pope rankles conservative Catholics with new family ministry plan

Religion
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/13/16, 12:45 pm

The pope’s much anticipated apostolic exhortation on the family has conservative Catholics calling for clarity.

The document, a 256-page commentary on matters of love and family released Friday, is the culmination of a contentious two-year process aimed at defining how the Roman Catholic Church can best minister to today’s Catholic families. The pope set out to address a number of issues, including marriage, divorce, homosexuality, contraception, and “gender ideology.”

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