Karis Church has been in Columbia for the past nine years. The congregation has met at the Missouri Theatre, The Tiger Hotel and The Bridge, but now has its first permanent home.
Members of First Baptist Church celebrated the ordination of African refugee Nene Rwenyaguza Saturday night. Rwenyaguza was reunited with his family last year after 11 years apart.
Carl Kenney had to take a new approach to sermons at Bethel Church.
Nebihah Maqbool, a medical student at MU, wrote this post in anticipation of Ramadan for Columbia Faith & Values. Muslims will celebrate the end of the fast Monday.
Missourian reader Norma Schmitz shares her experience at a new house of worship in town.
The little library at Broadway Christian Church looks like a birdhouse and is set up on the honor system: Anyone can take a book, read it and return it, or put another in its place.
The information age embodies a cultural shift to which contemporary Christians must react, said Phyllis Tickle, author and lecturer on Christianity. What will result could be a transformation as game-changing as that of the Protestant Reformation.
Wednesday marks the centuries-old tradition of Ash Wednesday, a holiday observed by Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and other churches. Ash Wednesday is named for the use of burned palm leaves saved from Palm Sunday the previous year.
When DreamCatcher moved out and downtown studio space opened up, Karis church turned to volunteers and fundraising to open an art gallery.
Some faith groups had to cancel their usual services during the winter weather, so they got creative to bring congregations together.
The $1.6 million expansion will include new classroom space, a multipurpose room, a community center and more space that can be used for prayer.
Since his election in March as the first pontiff from Latin America, the pope has broken tradition after tradition in terms of protocol and style at the Vatican. But in Sunday's list, Francis stuck to the church's rule of having no more than 120 cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff.
Principles of Baha'i faith guide family life and work of two Columbia men, particularly the teaching that one must be open to the experiences and opinions of others.
Why should we even care what Jesus looked like? If his message is God and love, isn't his race irrelevant? Some say God wanted it that way, since there are no references to Jesus' earthly appearance in the Bible.
Pastors eager to update the age-old practice of luring in worshippers with messages on marquees out front of the church are finding that joking about religion is a serious business, and it's easy to cross a line.
For the members of Congregation Beth Shalom, the annual gift of Christmas Eve treats is an expression of gratitude. For the members of First Baptist Church, it's something for which to be grateful.
Churches on the Streets is a ministry in St. Louis that offers free meals to the homeless on Monday nights and provides a religious sermon in an attempt to improve their situation.
The pope pulled together the priorities he has laid out in eight months of homilies, speeches and interviews and put them in the broader context of how to reinvigorate the church's evangelical zeal in a world marked by indifference, secularization and vast income inequalities.
Airports are mini-cities with their own movie theaters, fire departments and shopping malls. Many also have chapels, typically tiny non-denominational spaces, in out-of-the-way locations. They offer an escape from constant gate change and security announcements and are staffed by 350 part- and full-time chaplains worldwide — Roman Catholic, Protestant and, to a lesser extent, Jewish, Muslim or Sikh.
The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday evening welcomed people of all ages and faith backgrounds to share a service and a meal.