Stories tagged: religion
Sun., April 1, 2018
Faith and Values: Seriously, Easter shows off God’s sense of humor
My view of Easter has been expanded by the radical hospitality of God’s outrageous sense of humor.
Sat., March 17, 2018
Faith and Values: The family ties that bind us
The families we are born into aren’t perfect and like any relationship, they take work.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
A group of Jewish and Muslim women use diversity to find similarities
A small group of women in Spokane are doing what they can to make their corner of the world more understanding, inclusive and welcoming even as divisive rhetoric heats up …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Lutheran Church services leader Dennis McGaughy to retire
After more than 27 years of working with Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Spokane, and a total of 47 years in social services, Dennis McGaughy is retiring as of March …
Sun., March 4, 2018
Faith and Values: How can I live a good life with mental illness?
Buddha’s teachings include a vast array of methods for working with our minds. However, if your mental illness – like any illness – is not treated by appropriate mental health …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Spokane writer Kim Chaffin finds God in the mundane
Kim Chaffin insists she’s no writer. “I can’t spell,” she said. “I once took a message at my dad’s business from someone who wanted a quote on rough castings. I …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4 a.m.
Happy ‘got me a long ways’: As retirement nears, Rev. Percy ‘Happy’ Watkins reflects on Spokane life and service
Rev. Watkins reflects on life and service as he prepares to retire from New Hope Baptist Church. Don’t expect him to disappear, however.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
Faith and Values:
The collective heart of our nation seems split in two. Part of our heart seems callous, hardened, wild with fear, bizarrely ready to lash out at perpetrators and victims alike. …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
Billy Graham, minister to presidents and millions worldwide, dies at 99
Billy Graham, the most dominant American pastor of the second half of the 20th century, who lifted evangelism into the religious mainstream and through the power of his voice and …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Faith and Values: Navigating love’s labyrinth
We all want and deserve love. Finding it, keeping it and giving it is hard, though. Love is labyrinthine. Navigating it is a risk I’m glad I’ve taken, but it …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
New congregation offers a spiritual home to those not afraid of breaking the mold
New congregation describes itself as “queer-celebrating, whiteness-deconstructing, empire-destabilizing, radically joyful, wildly creative, courageously nonviolent, beautifully redemptive community of Jesus-followers, truth-seekers, and beauty-lovers, for people who are tired of religious (B.S.) …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
Faith and Values: Turning to God for a clear conscience
Faith in values is a regular Saturday column dealing with spiritual and moral issues of concern to our community.
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
$300M health care system cost to protect religious rights
President Donald Trump’s new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
Gonzaga student section mostly follows call for costume change
After Brigham Young put a wrinkle in Gonzaga’s nearly perfect regular season record last year, it’s not a wonder that Saturday’s rematch inside the Kennel could have stirred up some …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
Faith and Values: Can we disagree without being disagreeable?
I’m beginning to think either I’m getting old or I’ve been living under a rock, but apparently I missed the obituary for the age-old adage, “We need to disagree without …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 10:15 p.m.
Moody Bible Spokane faculty starting new Christian college
The Moody Bible Institute Spokane campus may be closing, but former faculty and local Christian leaders are not discouraged. “God is not done with higher biblical education in Spokane,” said …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Faith and Values: Wishing happiness for others can bring joy to your life
I’m at the stage in life where many of my friends have become new parents. Their Facebook feed is dominated by photos of the little one – playing in the …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Sue Lani Madsen: No replacement for a father’s love
It’s called the “father factor.” It’s at the root of every negative cultural measure – children twice as likely to drop out of high school, more likely to abuse drugs …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
Faith and Values: A tower to nowhere
The Tower of Babel story (Genesis 11:1-9) has been interpreted in a number of ways over the centuries. I became aware of a new (to me) interpretation in the Nov. …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
Spokane Valley Fire captain terminated for religious messages can sue, state Supreme Court finds
A former Spokane Valley Fire Department captain fired for sending religious emails through his work account can file a lawsuit claiming damages, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Hundreds turn out for anti-abortion march in downtown Spokane
Love – for life, for babies – was the most common motto for the hundreds of pro-life marchers who descended upon downtown Spokane Saturday morning for the annual Walk for …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Faith and Values: Jubilee Jesus
Our national leaders, many of them public Christians, have just enacted legislation that amounts to the opposite of a Jubilee, concentrating more wealth among the wealthy and increasing the financial …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
Perry writes about the ‘Higher’ power that sustains him
Tyler Perry has always relied on the word of God to lift him up in troubling times, but even he admits the onslaught of negative headlines over the past 18 …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees
A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays
Muslim and Jewish students in suburban Fairfax and Prince William counties have long had to decide whether to observe a religious holiday or attend school, a struggle diverse communities nationwide …
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Faith and Values: Plenty of constructive ways for Jews to express their anger
Q: It seems to me that if anyone has a right and a reason for protesting and marching in the streets (it) is the Jewish people, considering all the horrible …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Faith and Values: I truly don’t understand when believers settle for spiritual shallows
In September, I wrote a letter to our grandkids encouraging them to not stay in the spiritual shallows. They have more control there, but they experience less of what life …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC
New D.C. museum is an ambitious attempt to appeal simultaneously to people of deep faith and no faith, and to stand out amid the impressive constellation of museums in Washington.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5 p.m.
Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye has big plans for Institute of Universal Compassion
Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion on Spokane’s north side offers yoga, Buddhist teaching and meditation.