Kellie Moore http://kbia.org en Palm Sunday procession persists in spite of precipitation http://kbia.org/post/palm-sunday-procession-persists-spite-precipitation <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;">Palm branches waived above umbrellas on Sunday (April 13) at the annual Blessing of the Palms, a short ecumenical service held in downtown Columbia each year on Palm Sunday.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 51254 at http://kbia.org Palm Sunday procession persists in spite of precipitation Missouri faith groups learn disaster preparedness skills http://kbia.org/post/missouri-faith-groups-learn-disaster-preparedness-skills <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 23.765px;">When a tornado devastated Joplin in spring 2011, South Joplin Christian Church didn’t have a plan.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:54:31 +0000 Kellie Moore 51195 at http://kbia.org Missouri faith groups learn disaster preparedness skills Phyllis Tickle explores the Great Emergence, highlights shifts in Christianity http://kbia.org/post/phyllis-tickle-explores-great-emergence-highlights-shifts-christianity <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">Christianity is in the midst of a major shift, according the scholar and author Phyllis Tickle. And that shift could involve making more room for the Holy Spirit.</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:34:15 +0000 Kellie Moore 49709 at http://kbia.org Phyllis Tickle explores the Great Emergence, highlights shifts in Christianity Elizabeth Smart emphasizes moving forward, overcoming past at MU lecture http://kbia.org/post/elizabeth-smart-emphasizes-moving-forward-overcoming-past-mu-lecture <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;">Eleven years ago – almost to the day – Elizabeth Smart was found. After nine months of captivity, abuse, and rape, endured after being abducted from the bed she shared with her sister, she could finally go home.<span style="line-height: 23.765px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:25:03 +0000 Kellie Moore 49665 at http://kbia.org Elizabeth Smart emphasizes moving forward, overcoming past at MU lecture Christianity due for a shake-up: Q-and-A with Phyllis Tickle on the future of faith http://kbia.org/post/christianity-due-shake-q-and-phyllis-tickle-future-faith <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;">Christianity is due for a major transformation – potentially, something as big as the Protestant Reformation.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At least, that's how Phyllis Tickle sees it.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:40:09 +0000 Kellie Moore 49616 at http://kbia.org Christianity due for a shake-up: Q-and-A with Phyllis Tickle on the future of faith Faith-based advocacy groups unite for economic dignity in a "Moral Missouri" http://kbia.org/post/faith-based-advocacy-groups-unite-economic-dignity-moral-missouri <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 23.76500129699707px;">Faith-based advocacy groups are uniting with hopes of making change in Missouri on behalf of the state's most vulnerable and marginalized population.</span></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:03:34 +0000 Kellie Moore 49267 at http://kbia.org Faith-based advocacy groups unite for economic dignity in a "Moral Missouri" Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church visits Fulton http://kbia.org/post/presiding-bishop-episcopal-church-visits-fulton <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;">The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts&nbsp;Schori,</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;">&nbsp;the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited Fulton on Thursday (Feb. 27) to deliver a guest lecture and preside over a service at Westminster College.&nbsp;The lecture was held in the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:34:55 +0000 Kellie Moore 48872 at http://kbia.org Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church visits Fulton Faith brings healing in 'Miraculous Tales' http://kbia.org/post/faith-brings-healing-miraculous-tales <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 48781 at http://kbia.org Faith brings healing in 'Miraculous Tales' 'Manakamana' takes viewers on a pilgrimage via cable car http://kbia.org/post/manakamana-takes-viewers-pilgrimage-cable-car <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 48780 at http://kbia.org 'Manakamana' takes viewers on a pilgrimage via cable car Room at the Inn homeless shelter to stay open one extra week http://kbia.org/post/room-inn-homeless-shelter-stay-open-one-extra-week <p><em>This story was <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/2014/02/24/room-inn-homeless-shelter-stay-open-early-march/">originally published on Columbia Faith &amp; Values </a>(ColumbiaFAVS.com).</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;">Room at the Inn, the emergency winter homeless shelter run as a collaboration among churches, will stay open until March 6 – about one week later than originally planned.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:56:33 +0000 Kellie Moore 48636 at http://kbia.org Room at the Inn homeless shelter to stay open one extra week Exploring one of literature's most complex works in 'The Joycean Society' http://kbia.org/post/exploring-one-literatures-most-complex-works-joycean-society <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Fest.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>here</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Kellie Moore 48631 at http://kbia.org Exploring one of literature's most complex works in 'The Joycean Society' Christian traditions merge in Charismatic Episcopal Church http://kbia.org/post/christian-traditions-merge-charismatic-episcopal-church <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 48189 at http://kbia.org Christian traditions merge in Charismatic Episcopal Church Columbia Values Diversity Celebration marks legacy of MLK – and this year, Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/columbia-values-diversity-celebration-marks-legacy-mlk-and-year-eliot-battle <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;"><span data-mce-style="line-height: 23.765px; font-size: 14px;" style="line-height: 23.765px;">The winners of this year's Columbia Values Diversity Awards both have close ties to education – and to longtime Columbia educator Eliot Battle, who died last year.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:07:17 +0000 Kellie Moore 46749 at http://kbia.org Columbia Values Diversity Celebration marks legacy of MLK – and this year, Eliot Battle Southern Missouri county asked to remove nativity scene from courthouse lawn http://kbia.org/post/southern-missouri-county-asked-remove-nativity-scene-courthouse-lawn <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.96527862548828px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.96527862548828px;">A nativity scene displayed on the lawn of the courthouse in Oregon County, Mo., has been called unconstitutional by the American Humanist Association, a secular advocacy group.</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:57:24 +0000 Kellie Moore 46481 at http://kbia.org Southern Missouri county asked to remove nativity scene from courthouse lawn Speaker at Governor's Prayer Breakfast calls for year of kindness http://kbia.org/post/speaker-governors-prayer-breakfast-calls-year-kindness <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Hal Donaldson remembers the day well: It was August of 1969, and he was 12 years old. His parents were off to a business meeting, and Donaldson and his three siblings were home with a babysitter.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:32:27 +0000 Kellie Moore 46455 at http://kbia.org Speaker at Governor's Prayer Breakfast calls for year of kindness