Shift seen in church stance on gays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Dallas Church hasn’t stopped preaching...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

High-tech is going ultra-Orthodox in Israel

JERUSALEM – In a chic auditorium typically reserved for late-night concerts, Israel’s next generation of high-tech entrepreneurs are gathered. Though their vocation is modern, their appearance and...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Pagosa catholic church to host Super Bowl partyPope John Paul II Catholic Church, 353 S. Pagosa Blvd. in Pagosa Springs, will host a Super Bowl party Feb. 3.Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. with...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Can MLK’s wisdom help halt gun violence?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the nation struggles to agree on how to curb gun violence, followers of a man gunned down nearly 45 years ago think his wisdom offers an answer.The words of Martin Luther...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church’s bells to ring for same-sex couples

WASHINGTON – The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Briefs

Southern Baptists to begin Bible studyFirst Southern Baptist Church of Durango will begin a detailed study of Revelation at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 1715 West Second...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Modern technology can’t silence pipe organ

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The pipe organ has ruled the Christian worship sanctuary for centuries, and the majestic instrument continues to reign supreme in many Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion Brief

Methodist church to begin sermon series Jan. 5, 6The First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive, will begin a new sermon series Jan. 5 and 6 called “Love, Sex and Marriage.” The...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mexico bishop inspires, infuriates with activism

MONCLOVA, Mexico – The white-haired bishop stepped before some 7,000 faithful gathered in a baseball stadium in this violence-plagued northern border state. He led the gathering through the rituals...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

La Plata County churches to offer Christmas Eve services

Many local churches will hold special services Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All services will be Monday unless otherwise noted. Services marked with an asterisk indicate that child care will be...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

Judge OKs veils in Canada

TORONTO – A female witness can wear a religious veil that covers her face while testifying in court in certain circumstances, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in a split decision in a landmark...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

La Plata County churches to offer Christmas Eve services

Many local churches will hold special services Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All services will be Monday unless otherwise noted. Services marked with an asterisk indicate that child care will be...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Religion

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