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  • Melvin E. Wheatley dies at 93; Methodist bishop caused a stir by appointing gay pastor

    Melvin E. Wheatley dies at 93; Methodist bishop caused a stir by appointing gay pastor
    Bishop Melvin E. Wheatley, who risked censure in the United Methodist Church for appointing his denomination's first openly gay pastor in 1982, died March 1 in Mission Viejo after a lengthy illness, a church spokesman said. He was 93. Wheatley was...
  • Oral Roberts dies at 91; televangelist was pioneering preacher of the 'prosperity gospel'

    Oral Roberts dies at 91; televangelist was pioneering preacher of the 'prosperity gospel'
    Oral Roberts, a dirt-poor Oklahoma farm boy who popularized the idea of a "prosperity gospel" while becoming one of the world's most recognizable televangelists, died Tuesday. He was 91. Roberts, founder of the university in Tulsa, Okla., that is named...
  • State's first colleges, by definition

    Higher education in the state got its start in the Gold Rush era, when Jesuits and Methodists both established institutions in the Northern California town of Santa Clara. And 155 years later, it's still unclear which group should be deemed the...
  • Music review: Bach's 'St. John Passion' by Musica Angelica*

     
    It’s not often that you get to hear live performances of both of J.S. Bach’s surviving Passions in one season, let alone a single month. The Los Angeles Master Chorale offered the St. Matthew Passion about three weeks ago at......