Belief (faith)

Evolutionary understanding, unwavering truth

In what do you believe? I am part of a small group, all of whom would self-identify as Christian, or at least participate in a Christian community. We have recently been engaged in extended...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

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Agape Durango’s spiritual festival seeks new Mancos location

Organizers of a spiritual festival have withdrawn their application and are looking for a new location for the festival. The “Rhythm and Soul Festival” had been planned for a location southwest of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letting go of fear and living in Love

For those of us in churches that follow a liturgical calendar, the celebration of Holy Week is here. It began with Palm Sunday, the day Christians remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem at Passover. ...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

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Churches in West regroup in sanctuary movement

In 1981, Jim Corbett, a Quaker activist who lived in Tucson, Arizona, learned of a Salvadoran refugee who had been caught by the U.S. Border Patrol. Hoping to help the man fight deportation, he...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good News may be best news of the day

Good News. It’s a phrase in the Christian world that is often linked to Jesus ... as in “This is the Good News of Jesus Christ.” The transliteration of the Greek from which this phrase comes is...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

A blessing that crosses borders, on moral ground

“God bless the United States of America.”Setting aside the annoying assumption that often lurks in the background of this pronouncement that God should bless the U.S. over and above other...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

A life-and-death choice for everyone

Who knew that an Army colonel’s wisdom could be so timely? Along with many of us, Margaret Wheatley didn’t. Wheatley is a writer, teacher, and speaker whose area of expertise is organizational...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Thoughts Along The Way

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Community Calendar

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DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Thoughts Along the Way: To thine deepest self be true

In a recent group conversation of which I was a part, a young mother of a 7-year-old son spoke eloquently and passionately about the importance of role models for her son. With gratitude and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

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Community Calendar

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DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

This Christmas, incarnate the Christ Child in ourselves

As we approach Christmas, a season of peace and joy, this year we find ourselves functioning against a backdrop of social unrest. Maybe that unrest has always been there. Perhaps this year it’s...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Faith

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FBI’s search for FLDS leader turns to Mancos

MANCOS – The community of Mancos – home to a secluded Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound – is on alert as authorities search for the polygamist sect’s interim...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News