United Methodist delegates reject recognizing gay marriage

ST. LOUIS – The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormons increase missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

SALT LAKE CITY – Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children’s voices a lot more often under new rules announced recently that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

How Christian missionary media shaped the world

The Christian Broadcasting Network, founded over 50 years ago by evangelist Pat Robertson, has now created the first 24-hour Christian television news channel. Robertson said that the channel would...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Faith

Can astronomy explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem?

Bright stars top Christmas trees in Christian homes around much of the world. The faithful sing about the “Star of Wonder” that guided the wise men to a manger in the little town of Bethlehem,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Thoughts Along the Way The strength that comes with vulnerability

If you read this column with any frequency, you know that I wonder a lot. Lately I’ve been wondering about wondering. I wonder about how wonderers engage with the world that is different from...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday – two hours instead of three – after a change announced earlier this month aimed at making worship more manageable for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Mormon leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

SALT LAKE CITY – The president of the Mormon church reiterated last weekend that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith’s full name, saying nicknames are “a major victory for...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Marriott to put Bible, Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

No more snail mail: Mormons to receive mission calls online

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The days of young Mormons anxiously waiting for letters to arrive in the mailbox telling them where they will serve their missions are over, the latest tradition fading away...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Scott Hartle becomes pastor at Lifeway Baptist Church

On July 22, Lifeway Baptist Church voted to call Pastor Scott Hartle to their church. According to a press release from the church, Hartle is returning to the ministry after recovering from a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

What’s behind the belief in weeping Virgin Mary statues?

In a Catholic parish in Hobbs, New Mexico, a statue of the Virgin Mary has been “weeping.” Onlookers have gathered out of curiosity, and also for prayer and healing. The liquid on the statue has...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

Diverging values lead to Mormon retreat from Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY – For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America and the Mormon church formed an ideal pair as they helped each other expand their organizations and build their brands while...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Faith

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