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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...runoff. Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, 96, died in Carmel, California. Harold Camping, 92, a California preacher who'd used his radio ministry and thousands of billboards to broadcast the end of the world and then gave up when his date-specific...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/today-history-monday-dec-15-2014
Local
Street preacher arrested in Haines

An Oregon street preacher who is accused of posting threatening online messages regarding his local county officials and his ex-wife and her family was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021111/loc_783979781.shtml
News
Northern Light Church celebrates 40 years

...anniversary lunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7.Former Northern Light pastor Mary Ann Warden of Kaktovik will be the guest preacher. Photos and other historical items will be displayed for viewing in addition to a presentation during the service. There...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-30/northern-light-church-celebrates-40
Neighbors
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...echoes of Poe and Hawthorne, set in a small town. When tragedy strikes a New England minister's family, the charismatic preacher curses God. Years later, a young man who knew the family meets him again and learns that the word "revival" has several...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/fall-books-37-new-titles-add-your-reading
Art
The preacher and the halibut from hell

...never forget. On board was a retired preacher ready to fish for halibut. We anchored...started as we baited our poles. The preacher was baited up with salmon. As the hours...depths. After about three hours the preacher still had not hooked a fish. As we sat...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092001/Out_column.shtml
Out
Outside editorial: Falwell: a preacher's legacy

...calling as a youth and never wavered. He became a powerful preacher - in terms of style and delivery, among the very best, using...were times when Graham disagreed with the Lynchburg, Va., preacher. But Graham was right. Falwell was a firm believer in his...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051807/opi_20070518015.shtml
Opinion
Former preacher turns to police work in Anchorage

...ordained by God, in that he uses it for His purposes." Parker, 58, a self-proclaimed Calvinist, is at once an ordained preacher and a cop. He's a born-again, evangelical Christian who majored in biology during college and spent years traveling the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050609/sta_436918845.shtml
Machine Gun Preacher

Now Playing Synopsis: A former biker and drug dealer single-handedly takes on the nefarious Lord's Resistance Army in a noble bid to save young Sudanese refugees from a life of violence and suffering. Inspired by actual events, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a tough-as-nails biker whose heart shatters upon witnessing the harrowing plight of children in Sudan. Determined that no child shall be enslaved by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, Childers turns to God for inspiration, and establishes an orphanage for wounded kids and child soldiers. When the Lord's Resistance Army refuses to stand down, Childers organizes a militia to protect the children. In helping to give the orphans of war-torn Sudan a better future, the former outlaw begins to find new meaning in his own life as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Machine Gun Preacher

Opens Friday, Sep 23, 2011 Synopsis: A former biker and drug dealer single-handedly takes on the nefarious Lord's Resistance Army in a noble bid to save young Sudanese refugees from a life of violence and suffering. Inspired by actual events, Marc Forster's Machine Gun Preacher stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a tough-as-nails biker whose heart shatters upon witnessing the harrowing plight of children in Sudan. Determined that no child shall be enslaved by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, Childers turns to God for inspiration, and establishes an orphanage for wounded kids and child soldiers. When the Lord's Resistance Army refuses to stand down, Childers organizes a militia to protect the children. In helping to give the orphans of war-torn Sudan a better future, the former outlaw begins to find new meaning in his own life as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Lent isn't just for Catholics and fasting is a matter of heart

The great Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote, "Hold a true Lent in your souls, while you sorrow over your hardness of heart. Do not stop...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020608/nei_244299658.shtml

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