April 11, 2009
The Los Angeles Conservancy recently organized a tour called ?City of the Seekers: L.A.?s Unique Spiritual Legacy.? The tour, which includes a stop in Glendale, takes visitors through a number of sites that fuse different religious traditions, including Christianity, yoga and Eastern philosophy. Have you ever had a moving experience or learned a valuable lesson from a religious tradition other than the one you practice? ? On more than one occasion, I have been touched by the practical aid a non-Christian (or, in my opinion, pseudo-Christian)
December 5, 2013
A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love? Nicholas D. Kristoff says there's a “profound lack of empathy” these days, after columns he wrote about food stamp recipients, prison inmates and those without health insurance drew scornful responses from readers. After acknowledging that some people end up in jail or poverty because of their own bad decisions, he asks: “Do we really think that kids should go hungry if they have criminal parents? Should a little boy not get a curved spine treated properly because his dad is a deadbeat?
December 27, 2011
Forty-three students in the Burbank Unified School District competed in the National Youth Action Chess Tournament in Irvine. They placed fifth nationally in the primary and junior high sections and placed eighth in the intermediate section. The names of the students who competed include: Ethan Aquino, Vinay Bidin, Harsha Rontala, Henry Keeney, Christopher Alexan, Gabriel Castaneda, Daniel Cristea, Cesar Cuevas, Monte Davityan, Justine Encontro, Brett Fragosa, Christian Gladney, Noah Henao, Abner Hernandez, Carlos Izaguirre, Taylor Keppel, Benjamin Kim, Alexander Levin, Isaiah Mendez, Jaime Morales, Eric Murillo, Joshua Ramoy, Brian Reyes, Anthony Rodriguez, Brian Rojas, Jack Sheflin, Thomas Wilson, Vishnu Yarlagadda, Michael Campion, Luis Cuevas, Xavier Donovan, Henry Foust, Nichols Hall, Benjamin Henao, Miguel Malonzo, David Nunez, Kyle Pena, Christopher Spencer, Cameron Takahashi, Javier Vazquez, Ian Wise, Edward Zometa and Steven Rodriguez.
October 14, 2006
How do you pray to God? Do you pray, "Dear Jesus," "Dear Lord"? My children recently asked me why we do not pray, "Dear Holy Spirit?" We were discussing the Trinity and they wanted to know why God and Jesus got all the prayers. There is more than one name for God. How many do you know? Teaching children God's names or challenging yourself to learn more about the attributes of our Savior can be both fun and spiritually maturing. Today I want to write a simple starter kit for learning the names of God and applying them to the life of your family.
March 20, 2012
TRACK AND FIELD Burbank in Camarillo Relays : The Bulldogs had some impressive results in the event Saturday at Camarillo High. The Burbank boys, paced by Sergio Fraire, Normando Cornejo, Arsen Mkrtchyan, Isaiah Amos won the varsity distance medley relay in 10 minutes 47 seconds. A team of Mkrtchyan, Bernie Corea, Fraire and Amos placed second in varsity boys' 4x1,600-meter relay in 18:31. In the girls' varsity 4x1,600 relay, Christina Shamirian, Griselda Pereyra, Victoria Sanchez and Arlette Movsesyan ran to a first-place finish in 23:11.
October 5, 2011
CROSS-COUNTRY Burbank in Brea Cross-Country Invitational : Despite missing some of their top senior runners, the Bulldogs boys' team placed first in the event Saturday at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea. The meet was broken up into three races and the results from the races were combined to get a final team score. Burbank had a combined time of 1 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds and was followed by Saugus (1:26:54). Pacific League rival Arcadia was fourth (1:29:35). Burbank was paced by Isaiah Amos, who won the race in 16:32.
October 4, 2013
Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP - better known as food stamps. In the face of criticism, Representatives Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) quoted a verse from 2 Thessalonians: “For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.” Several religion bloggers have pointed out that the quote is completely out of context; its author was referring to “ancient Christians who had stopped working in anticipation of Jesus' Second Coming.” They have also pointed to the irony of using a biblical quote when, as Rev. Jennifer Butler puts it, “From cover to cover, the Bible is 100 percent clear that God requires us to care for our brothers and sisters in poverty.” Q: What's your take on this?
October 11, 2008
Local Jews gathered at sundown Wednesday to observe the start of Yom Kippur, a daylong fast that involves prayer, forgiveness and charity. The holiday lasts just over 24 hours ? it stretched from dusk Wednesday to nightfall Thursday ? and involves abstinence from food and drink. ?The concept behind the fasting is to live in an austere manner for 25 hours,? said Rabbi Simcha Backman of the Chabad Jewish Center of Glendale, explaining that Jews ?refrain from physical needs? on Yom Kippur, a process that allows them to focus on spirituality.
November 16, 2010
BURBANK — It had been 30 years since the last time the Burroughs High boys' cross-country team qualified for the CIF Southern Section finals. However, led by junior Anthony Monroy, the Indians were able to break that streak with a fine effort Saturday in the CIF preliminaries at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Along with the Burroughs team qualifying for the finals next Saturday at the same venue, Burbank senior McKenzie Paul also made the cut as an individual. The Indians placed fourth in their heat, as Monroy — the reigning All-Area Runner of the Year — came in second in 15 minutes 19 seconds.