Pastor quits Down super-church after affair with congregation member
Gareth Mills, who founded and led Thriving Life Church in Newtownards, left the organisation on Friday after his shameful activity was revealed.
[ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/pastor-quits-down-super-church-after-affair-with-congregation-member-38833943.html ]
Tears from the pulpit and in pews as preacher’s cheating ways finally revealed
Belfast Telegraph –
[ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tears-from-the-pulpit-and-in-pews-as-preachers-cheating-ways-finally-revealed-38835900.html ]
Dad of man whose wife left him for pastor hits out at church over scandal
Belfast Telegraph – The father of a man whose wife was caught having an affair with her pastor 18 months after he married the couple has criticised a Co Down church for its “shameful” response to the scandal.
[ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/dad-of-man-whose-wife-left-him-for-pastor-hits-out-at-church-over-scandal-38835905.html ]
State criticised over €10m spent on chaplains for schools
The Department of Education has confirmed that it allocates Catholic or Church of Ireland chaplain posts to Education and Training Boards (ETB) …
[ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/state-criticised-over-10m-spent-on-chaplains-for-schools-1.4131168 ]
Study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion showing that church goers are less likely to be cat owners.
[ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/atheists-put-their-faith-in-godlike-cats-8twtx5c7g ]
He was sent to us’: at church rally, evangelicals worship God and Trump
[ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/03/trump-florida-evangelical-rally-king-jesus ]
Faith in the church and its ability to survive
The Church of England’s rural mission is doomed to failure, as forecast by Dr … Like Simon Jenkins, I am a church-lover but not a church-goer. … who came to bring good news to the poor, release for the prisoners, healing for the sick … Readers respond
[ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/03/faith-in-the-church-and-its-ability-to-survive ]