Celebrating Heritage of two parishes

Religiously Speaking In all my years of writing about faith communities in Western Virginia - 65 this coming February - I have usually avoided identifying...

Religiously Speaking: The great reformer left his mark nearby

If you’re tired of reading about Salem Lutherans this year, I’m not surprised. With 2017 marking the 500th Anniversary of the start of the...

St. Aidan’s community seeks young adults

Religiously Speaking Everywhere these days it seems people in established faith communities –churches, synagogues and groups associated with lesser known religions—are seeking revitalization by young...

Kaine statement on CBO Score of Senate Republican Health Care Bill  

  Recently, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement on the non-partisan Congressional...

Bishop chosen, Lutherans face busy summer

Religiously Speaking With the Rev. Bob Humphrey of Harrisonburg  now the choice for the next bishop of the predominant group of Lutherans  in Virginia, the...

Hymphrey chosen Bishop of Virginia Lutherans

Religiously Speaking The Rev. Robert F. Humphrey, 61, currently senior pastor of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg, on June 11 was elected bishop of the...

Slowly women enriched college

Frances Stebbins Correspondent Though Roanoke College is celebrating 175 years in Salem in 2017, women were of little importance there until about the time of World...

‘Good Sam’ hospice marking 25 years

Frances Stebbins Correspondent Lately I’ve written several columns about issues in which people of faith have attempted to understand current problems in our society. Since I’m...

Death is final but we have some say

Religiously Speaking - March 30th, 2017 Frances Stebbins For some 40 years now I’ve been aware of the many new ideas related to end-of-life issues. One of...

College’s senior lectures keep minds engaged

Frances Stebbins Columnist Salemites and Craig County residents are fortunate in having the resources of a church-related (Lutheran) college close at hand and with leadership that...

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