Stories tagged: christianity
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 …
Thu., March 22, 2018
“Paul, Apostle of Christ” is clearly well timed with Lenten reflections on sacrifice, service, suffering and responsibility. But it offers an equally relevant – and inspiring – portrayal of principled …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore’s wife has identified the “Jewish” attorney she referred to at a campaign rally. He’s a practicing Christian.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
We are a church for William Wilberforce and Martin Luther King Jr. A church for Michelangelo and J.S. Bach. We are a church that builds great colleges and universities and …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
I hope Sunday’s news astounds you. No, I don’t mean last Sunday’s news, set to this all-too-familiar cadence by the New York Times: “A gunman clad in all black, with …
Fri., April 14, 2017
Then there are people like Joaquin who know that error can be corrected by grace and loving growth.
Wed., March 22, 2017
Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site – carried out over the past nine months – were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016
What a party! For Christians it seems like, on Christmas, nearly the whole world is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Many people decorate trees, put …