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

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Tourists Flock To Carter’s Class

Former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church is one of the biggest tourist attractions these days in his southwest Georgia hometown. The church has just 130 …


Falwell Giving Christianity A Black Eye

Jerry Falwell, one of the architects of the Christian political right wing, is in serious trouble, not only with angry liberals but with people inside his own political and religious …


Reform Gains A Foothold Israeli Woman’s Election To Council `Opens Up The Doors’

A member of Judaism’s Reform movement has won a seat on a local religious council for the first time in Israel, chipping away at Orthodox Jews’ control over much of …


Congregation Breaks Up Into Smaller Groups

Large congregations are often a mixed blessing. Big numbers generally mean the church is healthy. But some members, especially new ones, can feel as if they don’t really belong.


Mary In Mosaic Gift To Our Lady Of Lourdes Cathedral Will Be Dedicated Today

The new Our Lady of Guadalupe mosaic at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral is mounted under stained-glass windows in the east transept. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Fasting Plays Important Role In Muslim Observance

Growing up Catholic in the South, I had little opportunity - and regrettably, little desire - to learn about other faiths. So my first encounter with Islam, which after Christianity …


Pines Baptist Puts Up Some Good Numbers

The numbers are in and last year was a good one for Pines Baptist Church. The church at S714 Pines Road had more baptisms during the last church year than …


The Gullible Keep Rumors Alive And Well

Notice: Microsoft has made a bid to purchase the Roman Catholic Church for an unspecified number of shares of Microsoft common stock. Company executives will be added to the College …


God And Money Reconciling Wealth And Religion May Depend On Your Level Of Income

Jesus said no one can serve the dual masters of God and money, but he has not convinced a majority of well-off Americans. In a national survey on faith and …


‘I Think God Wants Us To Come Together’ Reunion Of Faith Ministers Bring Spokane’s Southern Baptists Together In Observance Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

FOR THE RECORD CORRECTION: About 60 people attend the Korean Baptist Mission. The number of church members was wrong in a story in Sunday’s Spokesman-Review. The correction was published Wednesday, …


Ordination Planned At St. Stephen’s

Diana Jacobson Stoffregen will be ordained today as a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church. The Right Rev. Frank Jeffrey Terry, bishop of the Spokane Episcopal Diocese, will conduct the …


Churches Playing Down Sin

It would be hard to pinpoint exactly when American society began referring to desserts as “sinful” and divorce as “no-fault.” In changes so gradual that they seem revolutionary only in …


Faith, Family Over Political Ideology

As an evangelical Christian, I was delighted when the newly elected Congress officially took office this week. I welcome the prospect of a cut in taxes and a smaller, less …


Christian Extremists’ God Is Frightening

During a recent trip to Gainesville, I met one of my former students at a department store. As we talked, a white woman, perhaps in her late 60s, approached us, …


Thousands Pray For Muslims In Battle Zones

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims knelt in a muddy field Monday and prayed for Muslims fighting in Bosnia, Chechyna and the separatist Indian state of Kashmir. President Abdur Rahman Biswas …


Warming Ties Jesuits Gather For Three-Month Meeting Amid Signs Of Better Relations With The Pope

Pope John Paul II shakes hands with the Jesuits” superior general, the Reb. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, at the Vatican on Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Plan Can Turn New Year’s Resolutions Into Reality

Most people look forward to starting the New Year with a clean slate. Unfortunately for me, that clean slate seems to be my mind.


Christian Music Is Intended For Wide Audience

Anyone wanting to hear live contemporary Christian music that appeals to the masses, listen up. Tacoma’s Cory and Carrie Knowland will perform at Valley Assembly of God Church on Sunday …