By definition, Ellie Ragland is an atheist, a word that annoys her. She finds atheism to be an adversarial word that presumes a God to begin with. She prefers “non-believer” because how could she be against a God that doesn’t exist?
Gale Fuller has been a circus performer, a Navy corpsman, a teacher and, for the last 30 years, a humanist minister. In this capacity he has officiated about 200 wedding ceremonies.
The report was created by Missouri School of Journalism seniors, who looked at the profiles, preferences, philosophies and lifestyles of people who claim no affiliation with a religious group.
Clanton C.W. Dawson has been a pastor for 30 years and served at several mid-Missouri churches from the mid-1980s to 2000.
Several years ago, I re-discovered a road map for life itself, an ancient teaching that is like a spiritual GPS, directing our lives with thought-by-thought precision.
After an anti-abortion march in Washington, D.C., Mike Hentges started the organization to assist struggling pregnant women after they give birth.
Columbia's St. Paul A.M.E. Church hosted its 1oth annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday. The menu included catfish, spaghetti and desserts.
A localized version of documentary "God in the Box" will screen Thursday night at Ragtag Cinema, with a question and answer session with original "God in the Box" director Nathan Lang, Rev. Tim Carson and others to follow.
As pastor of Open Door Baptist Church since March 2012, Luke Stockeland has increased attendance by more than 60 percent.
Joe Bradley found ways to help kindergartners at St. Thomas More Newman Center understand what it means for the Catholic Church to have a new pope.
Jorge Bergoglio, 76, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time.
The National Catholic Reporter called for Bishop Robert Finn's removal or resignation in September after he was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.
A story on the Fox News website asserted that MU treats Wiccan and pagan celebrations the same as mainstream holidays. An MU spokesman said it's not true.
Ballwin native Cardinal Timothy Dolan might represent the first real prospect of an American pope. Prevailing modern wisdom has been that a citizen of a superpower could not be elected pope.
Jeanne Snodgrass, the new director of MU Hillel, uses her experience with college students and business knowledge to expand programming.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison reprimanded an interfaith prayer vigil, which incited outrage among bloggers and social media posters. Harrison apologized for the reprimand Monday.
Local Catholics respond to the announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday.
One of three basketball leagues in Columbia, the program at Calvary Baptist Church has 38 teams and four cheer squads, bringing the total number of children involved to more than 400.
Brad Bryan, who leads worship at the Altar at Olivet at Olivet Christian Church, says his service provides the community with a service that is a balance of traditional worship with contemporary themes.
The items were present in the church around the time of Christmas Masses, but cleaning crews noticed they were missing on Jan. 4.