Kellie Moore http://kbia.org en Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting http://kbia.org/post/two-room-lutheran-school-provides-close-knit-classroom-setting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Lauren </span>Wieland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graduated from eighth grade this month, there were 3 students in her graduating class.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>She was one of 32 students attending Zion Lutheran School, a two-room schoolhouse in Lone Elm, near Boonville.</p><p>When the school opened in 1896, it had only one room. It turns out, there are many one-room schoolhouses that still dot the landscape of rural Missouri today.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:25:27 +0000 Kellie Moore 53438 at http://kbia.org Two-room Lutheran school provides close-knit classroom setting How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness http://kbia.org/post/how-faith-communities-fit-youth-mental-wellness <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;">Since 2005, Mary Kelley’s 16 year-old-son has been hospitalized psychiatrically 36 times, lived in 7 different residential facilities, and been part of two therapeutic treatment systems.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:57:43 +0000 Kellie Moore 52708 at http://kbia.org How faith communities fit into youth mental wellness ‘Sisters in Song’ explores hymns by women: Q-and-A with local author Leslie Clay http://kbia.org/post/sisters-song-explores-hymns-women-q-and-local-author-leslie-clay <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;"><span style="font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">What started as research for a women’s retreat at church has become a book – a first book for local author Leslie Clay.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:26:08 +0000 Kellie Moore 51964 at http://kbia.org ‘Sisters in Song’ explores hymns by women: Q-and-A with local author Leslie Clay 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 How the cold is affecting Columbia's homeless shelters http://kbia.org/post/how-cold-affecting-columbias-homeless-shelters <p>The Interfaith Day Center in Columbia was packed full on Monday as people sought refuge from the cold temperatures. The high for the day was 0 degrees Fahrenheit.</p><p>The center, which is a daytime resource for those who are homeless, is expected to move to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church soon. In the current location on Park Avenue, there’s only seating for about 20 people.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:10:21 +0000 Kellie Moore 46311 at http://kbia.org Unitarian church hopes to extend homeless shelter until Dec. 31; volunteers needed http://kbia.org/post/unitarian-church-hopes-extend-homeless-shelter-until-dec-31-volunteers-needed <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;">The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia is working to recruit enough volunteers to keep its temporary homeless shelter open until Dec. 31 –&nbsp;a week and a half longer than originally planned.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:01:22 +0000 Kellie Moore 45597 at http://kbia.org Mice continue to make money for church outreach http://kbia.org/post/mice-continue-make-money-church-outreach </div><p>It all started with two sisters, Lois Knowles and Beulah McFarland, back in the early 1970s.</p><p>A member of their church – Calvary Episcopal Church – had moved to Columbia from Virginia. With her, she brought a cute little felt mouse, dressed to be in a church choir.</p><p>Knowles and McFarland decided to try making mice of their own. “Choir mice,” they called them.&nbsp;Each stood at just three or four inches tall, wore a red cassock with a lacy top and held a tiny prayer book.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:26:50 +0000 Kellie Moore 45270 at http://kbia.org Mice continue to make money for church outreach Columbia faith communities prepare for annual homeless shelter http://kbia.org/post/columbia-faith-communities-prepare-annual-homeless-shelter <div style="background-color:white;margin:14pt 0 7.5pt 0;"><p></p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:white;"><font color="#333333" face="Arial,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;">Faith communities around Columbia are preparing for the annual start of Room at the Inn, a homeless shelter open in January and February. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:26:08 +0000 Kellie Moore 45002 at http://kbia.org Columbia faith communities prepare for annual homeless shelter Humanist group files lawsuit over prayer in public high school http://kbia.org/post/humanist-group-files-lawsuit-over-prayer-public-high-school <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Humanist Association filed a federal lawsuit against Missouri's Fayette School District on Wednesday (Nov. 20), saying Fayette High School is unconstitutionally promoting Christianity through teacher-led prayer.</span></p><p>The lawsuit focuses on the activities happening in the classroom of Gwen Pope, a math teacher at the school.&nbsp;Pope was the faculty advisor for the Christian student group at the school.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:45:25 +0000 Kellie Moore 44146 at http://kbia.org The best of Columbia Faith & Values: An audio transition to a new time slot http://kbia.org/post/best-columbia-faith-values-audio-transition-new-time-slot <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 18.99305534362793px;"><span data-mce-style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">We've got an exciting transition coming up at <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/">Columbia Faith &amp; Values</a>, the religion news website partnered with KBIA.</span></p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 43132 at http://kbia.org Man confesses to Joplin mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/man-confesses-joplin-mosque-fire <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;"><a href="http://columbiafavs.com/2013/08/28/moving-on-joplin-muslim-community-moves-forward-after-mosque-burns-to-groun/" style="color: rgb(0, 159, 209);" target="_blank">More than one year after</a>&nbsp;the Islamic Society of Joplin was burned to the ground, an arrested man has confessed to setting the fire.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:30:16 +0000 Kellie Moore 42522 at http://kbia.org Man confesses to Joplin mosque fire What I've learned from leading walking tours (and why I hope you'll come) http://kbia.org/post/what-ive-learned-leading-walking-tours-and-why-i-hope-youll-come <p><em>Note: Kellie Kotraba&nbsp;is the editor of Columbia Faith &amp; Values (ColumbiaFAVS.com), which runs KBIA&#39;s&nbsp;Faith &amp; Values desk.&nbsp;</em></p><p>When I accepted my job, I didn&rsquo;t realize &ldquo;tour guide&rdquo; would be part of the job description. But here I am, preparing to lead a tour of some of Columbia&rsquo;s downtown houses of worship. And it&rsquo;s not the first time, either.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:16:44 +0000 Kellie Moore 42259 at http://kbia.org What I've learned from leading walking tours (and why I hope you'll come) From Baptist to Buddhist: The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni reflects on experience and wisdom http://kbia.org/post/baptist-buddhist-venerable-pannavati-bhikkhuni-reflects-experience-and-wisdom <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;">Before she began her lecture, the Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni looked out at the people standing in the doorway. With every seat filled, the crowd spilled into the hallway, standing room only.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:38:47 +0000 Kellie Moore 41825 at http://kbia.org From Baptist to Buddhist: The Venerable Pannavati Bhikkhuni reflects on experience and wisdom 9/11 gathering calls for peace, “No more victims” http://kbia.org/post/911-gathering-calls-peace-no-more-victims-0 <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;">Columbia residents marked the twelfth&nbsp;anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a gathering for peace Wednesday night. The event doubled as a demonstration against possible military action in Syria.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 04:34:38 +0000 Kellie Moore 40374 at http://kbia.org 9/11 gathering calls for peace, “No more victims” Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground http://kbia.org/post/moving-joplin-muslim-community-moves-forward-after-mosque-burns-ground <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>This week, Columbia Faith &amp; Values and its partner sites explored what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. You can <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/politics/law-crime-and-court/series-wrap-up-from-bullets-to-burnings-religion-violence-in-america" target="_blank">read the whole series on ColumbiaFAVS.com.</a></strong></em></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 39726 at http://kbia.org Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages http://kbia.org/post/columbia-joins-national-movement-better-fast-food-worker-wages <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WZ92SMD8P3M" width="420"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Can't survive on $7.35 &nbsp;-- can't survive on $7.35."&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:20:29 +0000 Kellie Moore 39636 at http://kbia.org Columbia joins national movement for better fast-food worker wages