In an effort to find new ways of attracting followers, The Crossing Christian Church in southwest Las Vegas spent much of the summer exploring forms of artistic expression.
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During a time when every societal shift is sliced into wedges of data by the latest research poll, religion has been boiled down to how often we sit in the pews, how much we pray, even if we are "absolutely certain" to "not at all certain" about a belief in God.
Kellie Haddock will never forget the night she almost lost her son Eli. It was Oct. 31, 2004.
Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series about faith and aging.
Abstaining from food and water for about 15 hours a day in 100-plus-degree heat for a month is trying, but believers say it is supposed to be that way. They say the Islamic holy month practice tests their faith, teaches about those less fortunate and brings them closer to God.
Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs.
For some, hitting the “Like” button on Facebook just isn’t enough. Luckily for those users, four Brazilian evangelical Christians have created a new, “sin-free” version of Facebook called Facegloria that allows users to click “Amen” instead of “Like” when they approve of a post , according to Vice News.
In response to the church shootings in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine African-Americans, a valley multicultural church and an African-American congregation gathered for a joint service of prayer, sermon and song to celebrate racial unity.
Following the murders of parishioners of a historic African-American church in South Carolina, local clergy say there are limits to the security measures they can take while maintaining access to their houses of worship.
He was 90 and died of age-related causes, Elder Russell Ballard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement.
Francis, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life if he felt he could not continue running the 1.2 billion-member Church for health or other reasons.
The Mormon Church has made its first-ever donation to the Utah Pride Center, a Salt Lake City organization that works with poor and homeless gay young people, in what center officials said on Thursday was a significant moment in the Church’s relationship with the gay community.
Federal investigators suspect lightning may have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.
Sunday Assembly is a global network of congregations that meet to celebrate life with the best bits of church — communal singing, inspirational speakers and camaraderie — minus the religion.
As Father Bob Stoekig began his hopeful and heart-felt homily on keeping the faith in the face of storm and tragedy, a thought occurred to me.
With the release of “Inside Out” this week, some writers are calling attention to characteristics Pixar films nurture in children — namely, spirituality.
A grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham resigned his post atop a prominent south Florida church after admitting to “moral failure,” according to a statement from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Not originally envisioned as a formal group, the choir and its charismatic director James R. Smith grew into a gospel powerhouse welcomed equally by churchgoers and high-profile performers.
Americans’ confidence in religion is at an all-time low in four decades, according to a new Gallup poll, while it ranked fourth in the polling firm’s confidence-in-institutions list.
When you listen to Rabbi Yehuda Maryles talk about the teens he mentors as local director of the Jewish Student Union, it becomes clear that if he didn’t have a whaddya-gonna-do sense of humor, they would probably have him running for the door.
Pope Francis demanded swift action to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.
Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.
Churches seeking to recapture the growing numbers of religiously unaffiliated should forget about preserving the past and instead focus on the needs of those who see no need for organized religion.
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