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Bridging the faith-science gap: Author Rob Bell comes to Knitting Factory

Rob Bell – once a poster child for evangelicals – will be passing through Spokane tonight to discuss faith and science, which he says are long-lost dance partners. Bell is the founder of Mars Hill Church, one of the fastest growing megachurches in the country. He’s also the author of “Love Wins,” the best-selling book in which he challenges traditional Christian views of heaven and hell. Time magazine said the book ignited a “new holy war,” one that Bell said later prompted him to leave Mars Hill in search of a more forgiving faith.

Bridging the faith-science gap: Author Rob Bell comes to Knitting Factory

Rob Bell – once a poster child for evangelicals – will be passing through Spokane tonight to discuss faith and science, which he says are long-lost dance partners. Bell is the founder of Mars Hill Church, one of the fastest growing megachurches in the country. He’s also the author of “Love Wins,” the best-selling book in which he challenges traditional Christian views of heaven and hell. Time magazine said the book ignited a “new holy war,” one that Bell said later prompted him to leave Mars Hill in search of a more forgiving faith.

Family Promise wants to help Spokane Valley homeless

Family Promise of Spokane is expanding, and needs to raise about $10,000 more so it can purchase its own building in the South Perry District. The extra space will allow Family Promise to serve up to 15 families from Spokane Valley. Executive director Steve Allen said people don’t realize homelessness is a problem in Spokane Valley, which is why his organization is trying to help.

Breaking bread

Spokane Faith and Values is celebrating its first anniversary with a progressive dinner and fundraiser Sunday. Faith Feast will be hosted by three Spokane Valley congregations – the Spokane Islamic Center, the Sikh Gurdwara of Spokane and Millwood Presbyterian Church. A few tickets are still available.