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Today's Features

  • “What does the Bible teach me about being ethical?” — Stephen

    What is “ethical?” The discipline of ethics seeks to define how one “ought” to act in a given situation.
    Classical ethical thinking considers the particulars of the cultural ethos, standards of commonly accepted behavior, and traditional values.
    Going deeper, ethics also seeks to identify the source(s) of authority that establish the rules of normative behavior.
    Ethics raises questions about the reality of objective truth, whether one can know the “highest good,” and how one chooses from among many options that which is right and best.
    One distinctive function of Scripture is that it portrays God, known most clearly in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, as the norm for thoughts, words and behaviors. He is the highest authority for what is ethical. He, not man, is the standard for what is ultimately good.
    The Bible goes on to paint a portrait of a humanity that is at least capable of choosing to act rightly. People, created in the image of God, possess intellectual, volitional, empathetic, relational and spiritual capacities (Gen. 1:26ff). We are, therefore, capable of being moral agents. To deny this capability and its attendant obligations is to deny our humanity.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Garth Reader, of Los Alamos, announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Marie Reader to Anthony Michael Sandoval.
    The bride and groom reside in Albuquerque and are planning a wedding for 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at United Church of Los Alamos.
    The groom’s parents are Mark and Theresa Sandoval of Albuquerque.

  • Baha’i Faith
    For information, email losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. The Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts served during fellowship hour starting at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.
    Calvary Chapel
    Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30.  Our current series is “Kingdom Reign” as we study the book of 2 Samuel.
    The Christian Church
    92 East Road, 662-6468, lachristian.org. 9-10 a.m. Sunday school; 10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Rev. Doug Partin, Assoc. Rev. Ben Partin.
    Christian Science
    1725 17th St. 662-5057.
    Church of Christ

  • SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time has appointed women to three high-level church councils previously reserved only for men — a move scholars and Latter-day Saint feminists say marks a small, but noteworthy step in an ongoing push to increase visibility and prominence of women in the faith.
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the appointments Tuesday of three high-ranking women to committees that make key policy decisions for a faith of 15 million worldwide members.
    The women are Linda K. Burton, president of the faith’s largest organization for women called the Relief Society; Rosemary Wixom, president a branch dedicated to teaching children called General Primary and Bonnie L. Oscarson, who leads the Young Women’s organization.
    Mormon leader Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said in a statement that he is pleased the councils will have the women’s wisdom and participation.
    Jan Shipps, a retired religion professor from Indiana who is a non-Mormon expert on the church, called it an important change that was likely a response to pressure being applied in recent years by feminist Mormons.
    “It’s a way of saying women are important, but we are not going to make women members of the priesthood,” Shipps said.

  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas will be host to the Fiesta de los Niños. It is a celebration for kids of all ages.
    From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 29-30, the public is welcome to “ven a jugar con nosotros” — “come out and play with us.” There will be games, crafts and entertainment especially for kids.
    Everyone is welcome to make a miniature adobe house and learn to weave on a mini loom.
    Other activities include making a rope and a trade bead necklace and trying to wash clothes the old fashioned way on a washboard. Kids are also welcome to shoot a bow and arrows, learn tin stamping and dress up like a Spanish settler.
    Baile Español de Santa Fe will perform for musical and visual entertainment. There will be opportunities to take a mule-drawn wagon ride and be mystified by Professor Cheesecurdle’s Magic Show and listen to story time with Katherine Ranck and meet the adorable miniature horses of “Horsetalk.”
    Bread and peach cobbler will come out of the adobe horno at noon just in time for a lunch snack.
    For a blast into the past, buy or barter for old-time goods in the Country Store and be sure to see “Archaeology in La Cienega,” a brand-new exhibit of findings from a 17th Century Spanish home.

  • Santa Fe invites visitors and locals alike to celebrate the unique richness of the city’s past and present during ¡Viva Santa Fe! — a month-long celebration of the best of The City Different. ¡Viva Santa Fe! caters to all ages with live music, dancing, art, traditional ceremonies, parades and outdoor adventure all fueled by Santa Fe cuisine. For more information on these events and more happening during the celebration, visit santafe.org.
    The Burning of Zozobra is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The 91st annual burning is Sept. 4 at Fort Marcy Park. The 50-foot, 2,000-pound marionette Zozobra, also known as “Old Man Gloom,” is stuffed with divorce decrees, bankruptcy filings, tax receipts and other paper manifestations of stress. Zozobra is then set ablaze by torches amid fireworks and ceremonial dances of ghosts and fire to dispel the hardships of the year and to banish any feelings of gloom or doom. The burning begins at sundown.

  • Volunteer opportunities at Mesa Prieta

    Intrigued by petroglyphs? Love being out in the natural world? Enjoy meeting people? Have a knack for information sharing? Come and join the docent program for the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project.
    Anyone who is interested must be physically fit can join the team to work as docents on the Wells Petroglyph Preserve.
    The annual information and training session is on Oct. 25. To sign up now, call Janet MacKenzie at 505-852-1351.

    Warehouse 21 presents LGBTQ-themed plays

  • Ryan Shupe played at Ashley Pond on Aug. 14 as part of the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Song. Kids started a conga line during the show.

  • Art exhibits
    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Photographs Keith Carter “Ghostland” and Kate Breakey “Shadow and Light,” at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Show runs through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Gallery announces “IMPACTS! II” an exhibition featuring Bi Rongrong, Shen Fan, Liang Shaoji and others, with seven artists in total. The show is at 435 South Guadalupe St., across from the rail station in Santa Fe, and coincides with the Last Friday Art Walk in the Railyard Arts District. The grand opening will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday. There will be exciting events occurring during these openings involving traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, with more information to follow.

    “Where the Buffalo Roam.” Angel Wynn, American artist and photographer. Show runs through Aug. 31 at Angel Wynn Gallery in Santa Fe.

    Kathleen Doyle Cook, “Intensity in Abstraction.” Through Aug. 31 at the New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe.

  • Gena Rowlands will be presented the 2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, as part of a tribute to the actress on Oct. 17 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, followed by the film, “A Woman Under the Influence.”
    Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents its seventh annual event Oct. 14-18 in downtown Santa Fe.
    Rowlands, the independent film actor is a four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner and twice nominated for an Academy Award for her roles in “A Woman Under the Influence” and “Gloria.” She is best known for her collaborations with the late John Cassavetes and most recently for her roles in “The Notebook” and “Broken English.” “Gena Rowlands embodies the spirit of independent film,” said Jacques Paisner, executive director and co-founder of the festival. “Her roles changed what was possible for a female character in a film.