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Heaven, hell and skateboarding

A youth ministry has been opened for skateboarders in Hermann. The place resembles the idea of “marketplace ministry,” which is an attempt to build communities around the idea of Christians telling their friends, coworkers, anybody, about God.

Nutritionists recommend sodium management for better health

Because Americans consume nearly twice the dietary guideline for sodium, consumer organizations and nutritionists are recommending that Americans regulate their sodium intake.

Dedicated ensemble

Desiring music to be more than simply an outlet of expression, the Straws have created a musical world for their children with the intention of building self-discipline into their character.

Rising number of flu cases spurs free vaccination offer

More than half of the reported flu cases in Boone County were reported in the last week, and Health Department official are now offering a free vaccination.

Marking the start of Lent

For many Christians around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

Artist presents new proposal for City Hall art project

A revised proposal for artwork to be included in the renovation of City Hall is available online for viewing and comment.

Online ordination: legality of ministers questioned

Critics question legality of marriages by friends who get ordained online.

Connecting through music

With the flick of his baton, Alex Innecco connects with vocal and instrumental performers across Columbia

Seen this week: Running hot and cold

MU senior Lindsey White teeters on the edge of the ice melting into Hinkson Creek at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia on Saturday.

Panel of religious leaders to discuss identity of Jesus

Baptist, Islamic and Unitarian Universalist congregation leaders will gather Friday at Karis Community Church to debate and discuss their religions’ opinions of Jesus.

Musical Restoration

Best man for the job

Online ordination allows a good friend to officiate a wedding.

Religious groups say election without Blunt will not change agendas

Gov. Blunt’s decision not to seek re-election has left Missouri religious groups looking for a candidate to bear the social conservative standard. Most say the agenda won’t change, no matter who the candidate is.

Finding faith through family

Two Columbia families reflect on the role of adoption on identity in the Jewish community as their adopted pre-teen girls prepare for their bat mitzvahs.

Bible publishers get innovative to repackage an old favorite

Popular design trends and additional content are just two ways publishers have kept the Bible as one of the top-selling books each year, despite the fact that 91 percent of households already one a copy.

Impressionable? Parents, pastors worry that film is inappropriate for young children

In the month since 'The Golden Compass' was released, church leaders across the world have condemned it as a damaging influence on young audiences.

Behind the scenes are the people who put them together

Stage crews are responsible for the massive preparation and setup before the curtain is raised on a performance at Jesse Auditorium.

For love of the trains

MU nursing student donates bone marrow to stranger

When she couldn't give blood, an MU nursing student gave even more — her bone marrow — to a complete stranger.

Virginia church attempts to include diverse flock

One Virginia church is attempting to make a wide range of members feel included — and it seems to be working

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