Stories tagged: christianity
Mon., June 1, 2020
Whatever the politicians say, the Bible tells us that growing as Christians requires us to be in community with each other.
Mon., May 25, 2020
Even for those of us who endure the coronavirus pandemic with a minimum of disruption, I sense we all live in some degree of “stuck.” Arguably, everyone alive right now …
UPDATED: Sun., May 24, 2020
Spokane churches chart different paths after President Trump says worshipping should resume immediately
The Rev. Ken Peters of Covenant Christian Church criticized Gov. Jay Inslee’s orders to stay home on Sunday, while other worship leaders said they didn’t want to risk their congregations’ …
UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020
Holy Communion will have a different look when in-person worship services resume at the end of May in the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee: The wafers signifying the body of …
Mon., May 18, 2020
An evangelical broadcaster who boasted of miraculously securing a TV license in Israel now risks being taken off the air over suspicions of trying to convert Jews to Christianity.
Mon., May 4, 2020
We already know why we’re anxious. We’ve been isolated for weeks; we still don’t know whether we or someone we love will be sickened by coronavirus; our wallets feel the …
Mon., April 6, 2020
Faith and Values: Being away from the church doesn’t mean we have to be away from God on this Easter Sunday
The coronavirus pandemic is pressing us Christians to practice what we’ve long preached: The church is not a building, but a people set apart by God for His glory in …
Mon., March 2, 2020
It’s more dangerous than obesity.
Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Instead of saying we “tolerate” other faith traditions, shouldn’t we be saying we “accept” them?
Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
Sorrow – over Kobe Bryant’s death. Fear – of a growing and global coronavirus outbreak.
Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
What is cancel culture? In a nutshell, it’s a subculture that consists of people who have eliminated other people from their lives, based on perceptions of their having behaved inappropriately.
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Faith and Values: For open minds, Spokane is home to a diverse religious tradition that should be celebrated
In my time on the religion beat, I’ve been able to cover groups and events that have confirmed that gut feeling I had growing up, the one that said
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
People of faith always swim against a strong current of new fascinations that pull us away from the proven, ordinary graces that grow our love toward God and others.
Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Sometimes allowing ourselves to do our work badly – work which is so important, which is so worth doing – is what allows us to do it at all.
Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
When we celebrate Jesus’ birth only as a “Jesus sweet and mild” newborn, we unconsciously dismiss the radically prophetic message his birth and whole life embodied.
Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Let the incarnation – God clothed in humanity, born of a virgin – remind us that there is nothing we can do for our salvation, it must be a work …
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
This isn’t my usual “feel good” column. I thought hard about whether to write this or not, as I never want to alienate people, but I’ve heard the chatter and …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
I have dreams for our community to become stronger, to move forward. To do that we need to push through the smog — the discouragement — and find the other, …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
When a low-income woman searches for reproductive care, she often goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic, where she’s treated as a patient with an array of medical options. Or she …
Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
Rather than encouraging laziness, each approaching Sabbath urged God’s people to work efficiently, knowing a day without work was coming.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
To believe in the love of God is not to believe he dismisses offenses or does not care about them. No, it is to cling confidently by faith to the …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
Aneela Azfali and the Rev. Terry Kyllo will bring their interfaith message to Gonzaga’s Jepson Center auditorium as part of their “Fear Over Faith Roadshow,” which aims to dispel misconceptions …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
People who “fall away” from their faith with finality simply demonstrate that they never had faith in the first place – just the appearance of it.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Our religious doctrines are pockmarked with winner/loser theologies – zero-sum games on steroids. Yet along comes Jesus and effectively says, “God won’t play your zero-sum game of scarcity. Neither will …
Thu., April 25, 2019
Notre Dame is not a museum. It is not even primarily a symbol of France. It is a house of worship.
Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
Jerry Falwell Jr. is once again spreading his uniquely modern, American version of a business philosophy roughly based on the religion known as Christianity.
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
It is neither realistic nor fair to ignore the current damage of mass incarceration and failed educational institutions on minority groups. Repentance is in order – along with a passion …
Tue., May 29, 2018
Three recent news items: – At the Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, House Speaker Paul Ryan said: “We see moral relativism becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. Identity …
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018
Today, we will discuss one of the most pressing threats to American Christianity. Meaning, of course, American Christians. Yes, that’s an overly broad statement. All those Christians whose faith requires …