A number of churches in Columbia, including those in the Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian traditions, celebrate Advent with special services, prayers, hymns, decorations and other activities during the four weeks leading up to Christmas.
After a year and a half in the U.S., a missionary and his wife return to his native country of Brazil.
At one Missouri church, the pastors enjoy taking text-message questions from the congregation during sermons and weaving the answers into the message as they talk.
Religious tattoo sites pepper the Internet, and Christian tattoo shops are opening across the country.
Four Columbia women opened a store downtown to offer alternative retail shopping, but a trip to Uganda changed the way they saw their position.
While the Bible has been recreated and repackaged innumerable times, publishers of the newest editions are using some distinctly unique formats to capture the attention of readers.
Kristine Key, who said she is a devout Seventh-day Adventist who is active in her church, received an invitation to teach at the Islamic School and couldn't say no. She teaches kindergarten homeroom, fifth-grade science and communication arts at the school.
As the jazzy notes of "When the Saints Go Marching In" played, youngsters dressed as saints came down the aisles, as the celebration of a special day got under way.
For some young Christian voters, the best option for the presidential election may be to write in their own candidate. At the very least, they’re thinking outside the box — the one the label “evangelical” has put them in.
While houses of worship don't endorse political candidates in election cycles, they often publish guides for congregants to use before heading to the voting booth.
On Saturday, First Baptist Church is celebrating its 185th anniversary with a day of service and dedication of the Annie Fisher Food Pantry in the area of Blind Boone Community Center.
In the midst of controversy and contempt, the people of Columbia became proactive in their search for commonality, understanding, and conversation that would build the bridge between divergent views of religion and politics.
Susan Jacoby, author of the New York Times bestseller "The Age of American Unreason," gave a lecture at Columbia College on Tuesday. She citied the three most destructive influences on Americans being the irrationalism of the religious right, the dominance of infotainment, and Americans' intellectual laziness.
Susan Jacoby, author of New York Times bestseller "The Age of American Unreason," will lecture on her work investigating religious fundamentalism and political power at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Columbia College.
Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori visited the Kansas City area this past weekend and said a crucial part of preaching the gospel includes having church members ensure that the U.S. government make good its promises to provide financial help to Third World countries.
MU professor Brick Johnstone's research suggests that the relationship between religion and health should impact thinking about health recovery. Specifically, he's interested in the role prayer and faith play after injuries to the right half of the brain.
The political science professor from Johns Hopkins University spoke about coexistence among religious minorities and their importance in politics.
Since she arrived in March, the Rev. Paula Robinson has energized the Calvary Episcopal Church with her presence and vision. She is the church's first female senior rector.
The author, known for his analysis of social science and work ith postmodern philosophy in political theory, will speak on issues raised in his latest book, "Capitalism and Christianity, American Style."