When University Unitarian Church leaders asked their congregation for thoughts on its $17 million renovation of their almost 60-year-old church in Ravenna, the response was mostly typical of a liberal Seattle church.
NEW YORK — Amanda Morales sees her children off to school each day from the entrance of a gothic church, but she won’t even venture onto the sidewalk for fear of what may happen if she leaves the building where she has been a virtual prisoner for more than two months.
FRESNO, Calif. — Farm worker Ivan Mendoza is riding his bicycle down a busy central Fresno street carrying a bag of recyclables so he can “buy some milk or something” when he comes upon a sign, “Need prayer?” hanging off the side of a pop-up tent.
FRESNO, Calif. — As music plays at the Fresno Deaf Church on a recent Sunday, most people in the pews sign along. The only audible voice is the one on the recording, singing a soulful, “I Can Only Imagine,” but sound isn’t needed to make the devotion of the worship evident.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries took another step forward Oct. 20 as the religion announced it is nearly doubling the missions where technology is allowed and swapping out tablets for smartphones.
Andy Mineo is a white Christian who raps, which presents both problems and opportunities. He possesses a necessary “wholesomeness,” as he put it in a recent phone interview, that many hip-hop fans find undesirable, but for many devout Christians, no rapper will ever be wholesome enough.
Vancouver is among more than 150 cities hosting Q Commons, a one night event to "bring leadership, civility, hope and restoration to the local community and our nation in a time of great division," a news release from Union Chapel said.