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Views from inside the church – Rolling Stone

Matching a woman whose influence has been for decades and across genres, Aretha Franklin's eight-hour funeral on Friday included just about everything and everyone. In the 4,000-seat Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Franklin was praised by past presidents, entertainment titans and religious figures: Bill and Hillary Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Clive Davis and Franklin's grandchildren represented every aspect of their …

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Church IDs husband and wife victims of Seabrook Beach Rip currents

SEABROOK, N.H. – A husband and wife from Methuen were identified by their church as the two people who died of torrential currents on a Seebrook beach on Sunday. A 49-year-old man was taken to a hospital on Sunday, where he was declared dead, and a 47-year-old woman was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital and died on Monday. The parish …

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Stop saying Mormon says the church leader. But is the right name too long?

The word "Mormon" is outside, says the president of the church in Utah. But the right expression for what one can call faith and its followers is a bite. President Russell M. Nelson insisted in a statement on Thursday that Mormons and non-Mormons alike express the phrase "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Mr. Nelson, 93, said that …

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"Amazing Grace": How Aretha Franklin brought us all to church

This order does not tell you that astonishment has taken place. It is amazing. Franklin's Jesus asks Lazarus to hear him, her voice a whip in one syllable and a caress in the next – religion itself! How Jesus is going through the impossible – Laaaaaaaaaaaazarus! Oh yeah! – Giving life to the dead, two women separating from the choral …

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Latter-day Saint Church wants everyone to stop calling them the LDS and drop the word "Mormons" – but some members doubt that this will happen

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really wants to be known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not the Church of Latter-day Saints. Not the Mormon Church. She made that clear Thursday – though the last attempt to eradicate these nicknames for Utah-based belief flopped. "The Lord has imprinted on my mind the importance of …

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Morning Watch in Detroit Church honors ailing singer

CLOSE The music icon is reported to be in a hospital in Detroit, surrounded by families, asking for prayers. Here's a glimpse of her iconic career spanning generations in music and American history. USA TODAY People Pray for Aretha Franklin in Detroit (Photo: Andy Kropa / Invision / AP) While Aretha Franklin reported was sick at 5 am on Wednesday …

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Willow Creek: Church leaders announce sexual abuse scandal

Image copyright Willowcreek.tv Caption Bill Hybels saw him announce his resignation to shocked churchgoers The leaders of one of the largest mega-churches in the US have abandoned a sexual abuse scandal that has already claimed its founder. A statement from elders in the Willow Creek community said that a "new start" is necessary. You should have dealt better with the …

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