LEXINGTON, Ky. — Approximately 10-15 school districts in Kentucky are currently offering Bible literacy courses, but a bill introduced in the 2020 General Assembly would replace them with classes on “various religious texts” of the many religions practiced in the state.
“Guided by the Light,” the new exhibit at the Atrium Art Gallery of Second Christian Reformed Church in Grand Haven, contains the art collection of Donna Spaan.
It’s a nasty season for colds and flu, and, if you’re like me, you’re washing your hands every time you turn around, wiping down shopping cart handles at the grocery store and holding your breath if someone around you sneezes.
LOS ANGELES — Once a month, a very particular Sunday service unfolds on a patio outside a Starbucks in El Monte, California. When jets fly overhead, members of the congregation have to shout across the table at one another.
The Sunday after the ice storm people were sledding at Grand Haven State Park. Grand Rapids resident Shannon Hall said they came looking for ice, bet settled for sledding on the dune.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Jan. 3 for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church in an attempt to resolve a decades-long dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy.
ATLANTA, Ga. — Five years ago, the Rev. Charles W. Savage II joined more than 80 other United Methodist Church pastors and theologians from around the nation in thoughtful conversations and prayer for an amicable separation between progressives and traditionalists.
LAUGHLIN, Nev. — Charlie Urnick stands in a backstage hallway at Don’s Celebrity Theater, tucked inside the thrumming Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino. Smiling, shaking hands with well-wishers, he awaits the evening’s events with the knowing calm of a veteran headliner.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa.
Normal people are overestimating the value of Christianity Today’s editorial in which Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli called for President Donald Trump’s removal. In plain English: It’s not what it appears to be.
As we approach New Year’s Eve tonight, many people will commit themselves to new resolutions, commitments they have made to change something about their lives for the better.
The nonprofit education organization, Do More Good, has announced the addition of two directors to its board beginning in 2020. Paige Riopelle, principal of Riopelle Design Group, and Craig Clark, owner of Clark Communication, will be added to the leadership roster in January.
Christmas is here once again! What a great time of year! Whether you celebrate it at church with friends or at home with family, it produces a warm and joyful experience. At least it should.
HARLAN, Ky. — The echoes of the most tumultuous bankruptcy to hit Eastern Kentucky’s coal industry in recent memory came to Harlan County recently in the form of Christmas carols.
LOS ANGELES — A Methodist church in Claremont, California, unveiled a Nativity scene last weekend depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages, likening one of the most well-known images of the Christmas season to photos that have become synonymous with criticism of the Trump admini…
Around the Christmas season, it is common to see a display of the Nativity scene: a small manger with the baby Jesus and his family, shepherds, the three wise men believed to have visited Jesus after his birth and several barnyard animals.
LANSING (AP) — As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have ended Michigan's ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.
A hiking trail in Ottawa County and a kayak launch in Fruitport are among a diverse range of projects recommended this week for state outdoor recreation grants.
One of greatest ironies of history is that when billions of Christians prepare to be thankful for the coming into the world of a Jewish baby boy, anti-Semitism is rampant around the world, including America.
Families turned out in force to attend the Fruitport Lions Club's 15th Annual Old Fashioned Christmas held Friday evening and Saturday at Pomona Park in Fruitport.