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Berean Bible Hosting African Children’s Choir

Berean Bible Church, 10910 E. Boone, will host a special performance by the African Children’s Choir next Sunday. The 26-voice, Grammy-nominated choir is currently touring the United States to raise …


Eucharistic Conference Planned At Gonzaga

The Rev. Kris and Rich Broderhausen


Diocese Asks For Restraining Order

A judge will decide today if 155 Spokane residents can join a new faith in the church where they have worshiped for years. The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane asked the …


Campus Revival A Movement Of Repentance Is Sweeping Evangelical Colleges Across The Nation

The Rev. John Avant preaches during a service at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood, Texas. His church is the origin of the college revival movement spreading across the …


Contest Wants Children’s Views Of Christ

Children worldwide, preschool through sixth grade, are invited to express the life of Christ in articles, artwork and dramatic presentations in a contest that will result in a trip around …


Court Lets Stand Ruling On Portrait Of Jesus

The three-year legal battle over a portrait of Jesus that had hung in a hallway of Bloomingdale (Mich.) High School for more than 30 years has ended. The U.S. Supreme …


Mormons To Stop Baptizing Holocaust Victims

The Mormon Church reached an agreement with five major Jewish groups Friday to stop posthumous baptisms for victims of the Holocaust. Baptizing for the dead is a central tenet of …


Biblical Marker On Trial Ten Commandments Will Get Their Day In Federal Court

A federal judge in Boise recommends against granting summary judgment to three men who filed a federal lawsuit objecting to the Ten Commandments monument on the Bannock County Courthouse lawn. …


Spiritual Selections Record Sales Indicate More People Than Ever Are Bending An Ear To Christian Music

Amy Grant, shown in a 1992 photo, is arguably the most successful contemporary Christian music singer. Photo by Associated Press


Counterpoint Evangelical Christian Scholars Respond To Jesus Seminar Claims With Their Own Book

Evangelical Christian scholars are mad as heck, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Up in arms over the liberal pronouncements from the Jesus Seminar, several conservative professors of …


Churches Often No Help To Battered Spouses Advice To ‘Turn Other Cheek’ Won’t End Cycle Of Violence

A distraught woman goes to her pastor for advice after learning her husband sexually abused her teenage daughter. The minister tells her if she takes care of her husband’s sexual …


Images Of God For Easter, We Share The Visions Of Area Children

1. By third-grader Erin Lockhart. 2. By Anja Goetzinger, age 7 3. By fourth-grader Ashlee Marie Pilant. 4. By first-grader Lauren Braun. 5. “God in a pumpkin,” by Jacob Olsufka, …


Jewish Families Reach Out To Celebrate Passover Welcoming Strangers Home Is Traditional Part Of Holiday

Passover began Friday night at sundown and Spokane Jewish families opened their homes to Jews and nonJews for the traditional celebration. “It’s so important we don’t want to leave anyone …


Religious Hostilities Delay Love Story

A movie depicting a Romeo-andJuliet love story set amid HinduMuslim riots will open later than planned in Bombay, but the government refused to bow to Muslim demands to ban the …


Guards To Keep Out Women Who Pray Loudly

Sheriff’s deputies will guard a church over Easter weekend to keep out two women who pray too loudly, a judge ruled Thursday. Joan Sudwoj and Cynthia Balconi refused to obey …


3 Women Praying Too Loudly, So Church Goes To Court

A Roman Catholic congregation asked a judge Thursday to forbid three of its own parishioners, known as the “rosary women,” from shouting prayers and splashing holy water during daily services. …


Encyclical Addresses Issues Of Abortion, Euthanasia

Pope John Paul II signs his 11th encyclical Thursday at the Vatican. Photo by Associated Press


Group Tries To Halt Controversial Bible

An anti-discrimination group is suing to block the release of a Bible that it says contains anti-Semitic passages. The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism Tuesday filed the suit after …


Latin Mass Called Rite Stuff Some Catholics In Good Standing Are Pressuring Bishop To Allow Tridentine Service

The Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls offers a Tridentine Mass. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Service Offers Experience Of Past

Walking into Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Sunday morning is like turning back the clock 30 years. Lace scarves cover women’s heads. Sitting next to them are two, three, sometimes five …


Newborn Church Christ Community Launches Services At Moran Prairie Elementary

The Rev. Ron DiGaetano stands outside Moran Prairie Elementary School, where the new Christ Community Church will hold services until it is able to buy or construct its own building. …


Mission To Mexico Draws A Big Crowd

When Redeemer Lutheran Church began planning its nine-day mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico, the least of organizers’ worries was finding volunteers. Even though volunteers pay their own airfare plus $200 …


In Good Hands Sculpting Nun Delivers Latest Creation To Yakima Church

1. Sister Paula Mary Turnbull 2. The sculpture of the Holy Family is loaded into a truck and taken to Yakima. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Men Make Promises For Keeps

The men cried. They hugged. They laughed, cheered and showed emotions normally as taboo as a pair of pink briefs. Michael Jordan’s return to basketball? The end of the baseball …


Auction To Help Raise Money For Jamaica Mission

Opportunity Presbyterian Church is raising money for a Jamaican mission trip by holding a dinner and auction April 7. In the meantime, mission organizers are looking for any items or …


Vigor At The Top New Mormon Leader Projects Higher Energy Level As Church ‘Prophet’

Mormon Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, center, answers questions at a news conference Monday in Salt Lake City. He is flanked by First Counselor Thomas S. Monson, left, and Second …


Southern Baptist Reorganization Ok’d

A planned reorganization of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, was approved by the denomination’s Executive Committee. The reorganization, aimed at better coordination of the 15 million-member …


Global Reach Billy Graham’s Crusade Next Week Will Be Televised In 165 Countries

The Rev. Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, have been married 51 years. Photo by Associated Press


Scholars Will Share Biblical Research Three Members Of Jesus Seminar Will Lecture, Conduct Workshops

A controversial group of biblical scholars is coming to Coeur d’Alene this week to share their work with the public. Three members of the Jesus Seminar - which three years …


New Lds Leader Is Well Prepared Gordon B. Hinckley Expected To Become New President Of Mormon Church This Week

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