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May 16, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
The Rev. Roberta Hestenes, an associate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, is accustomed to breaking new ground in the circles of all-male conservative Christian leadership. As the newly designated president of Eastern College in suburban Philadelphia, she is believed to be the first woman ever chosen to head an evangelical, four-year, liberal arts college. Pending a confirmation vote by the directors of 1,050-student school on Friday, Hestenes plans to begin her new job Aug.
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May 16, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
The Rev. Roberta Hestenes, an associate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, is accustomed to breaking new ground in the circles of all-male conservative Christian leadership. As the newly designated president of Eastern College in suburban Philadelphia, she is believed to be the first woman ever chosen to head an evangelical, four-year, liberal arts college. Pending a confirmation vote by the directors of 1,050-student school on Friday, Hestenes plans to begin her new job Aug.
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July 6, 1996 | Associated Press
Saying the church must speak clearly on scripture and human sexuality, the governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) approved a policy Friday allowing the ordination of gays--as long as they remain celibate and disavow their past sexuality. The policy also would prohibit unmarried heterosexuals who are ordained from having sex. "This calls for all persons who would be officers in the church to live lives that are in conformity with scripture," said the Rev.
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December 13, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Robert A. Seiple, a college president, former athletic director and Marine Corps captain decorated for combat in Vietnam, has been named the new president of World Vision. Seiple, 44, will succeed retiring president Ted W. Engstrom, 70, next July 1 in administering the U.S. ministries of the giant Monrovia-based Christian relief, development and evangelism agency. World Vision, which serves about 15 million needy people in 90 nations, has a current annual budget of more than $237 million.
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May 29, 1990 | Times Researcher Michael Meyers
A weekly roundup of Southland graduation ceremonies. Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge held its 32nd annual commencement on Friday. Degrees were conferred on 4,400 graduates, with 3,800 receiving bachelor's and 600 receiving master's degrees. University President John W. Cleary (Marquette, 1950) delivered the keynote address. From his prepared text: "CSUN is fast becoming a 'family university . ' Family members of a growing number of our graduates ...
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March 22, 1997 | JOHN DART
All eight Southern California regions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including the San Fernando Valley, voted in favor of the measure that passed this week to require unmarried clergy to be sexually celibate--a move designed to bar gays and lesbians from the ministry. The "Fidelity and Chastity Amendment" to the mainline denomination's constitution also reasserted traditional church teachings about fidelity in marriage, said two Southern California pastors who helped frame the measure.
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July 5, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
PBS is answering the prayers of those properly angry at television for granting so little quality time to religion. The first occasion this year was Bill Moyers' documentary "The Wisdom of Faith With Huston Smith." And now comes "Searching for God in America," a bracing amen from KCET-TV Channel 28 featuring interviews with eight religious leaders by Hugh Hewitt, an evangelical Christian, Orange County lawyer and co-host of the Los Angeles station's "Life & Times" series.
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July 5, 1996 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some interviews came easier than others when Hugh Hewitt was compiling "Searching for God in America," a PBS series of eight conversations with religious leaders who represent the nation's divergent and expanding universe of traditional faiths. Among Hewitt's catches were the Dalai Lama and the Rev. Cecil Murray. The big miss was the Rev. Billy Graham, who couldn't do the interview because he was recovering from a severe fall.
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December 13, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Evangelist Billy Graham turned 68 last month. Campus Crusade founder-president Bill Bright is 65. Some other U.S. figures influential in world evangelization are even older. Neither Graham nor Bright are talking about retirement yet, but key evangelicals are taking steps to identify and equip a younger generation for leadership in the closing years of the 20th Century.
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September 14, 1996 | JOHN DART
Tens of thousands of Jewish worshipers will attend Rosh Hashanah services today, greeting one another on the Jewish New Year with the Hebrew words L'shana tova teekatayvu, or "May you be inscribed for a good year." Starting with Rosh Hashanah eve services Friday night, Jews began marking the annual days of self-examination when, by tradition, God decides one's fate for the coming year.
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