ColumbiaFAVS http://kbia.org en MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus http://kbia.org/post/mu-skeptics-group-brings-big-name-atheists-campus <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 24.972000122070313px;"><span style="line-height: 23.765px;">A conference this weekend -- the first conference ever hosted by the student skeptics organization at MU -- brought in well-known atheist speakers from around the country. </span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Heather Adams 49735 at http://kbia.org MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus 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 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 Churches reach out to children with special needs http://kbia.org/post/churches-reach-out-children-special-needs <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;">Lora </span>Hinkel<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 23.765px;"> grew up going to church with her family. Now that she has her own family, she has continued this tradition. But her son found it difficult to sit through services.</span></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Heather Adams 47472 at http://kbia.org Churches reach out to children with special needs 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 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 Rural church keeps small town united: A close look at Peace United Church of Christ http://kbia.org/post/rural-church-keeps-small-town-united-close-look-peace-united-church-christ <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;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 23.765px;">This story was produced in partnership with Columbia Faith &amp; Values (<a href="http://columbiafavs.com/2013/12/30/rural-church-community-keeps-small-village-united/?ref=leaderboard">ColumbiaFAVS.com</a>.)</span></strong></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:51:58 +0000 Nate Anton 46131 at http://kbia.org Rural church keeps small town united: A close look at Peace United Church of Christ 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 A traditional goat slaughter: Sounds and images of Eid http://kbia.org/post/traditional-goat-slaughter-sounds-and-images-eid <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;"><em>Viewer and listener discretion: Some of the images below contain blood and show the slaughtering of a goat. The audio includes moments of this, as well, though we've made sure it's not gratuitous.</em></p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:38:00 +0000 Ryan Schuessler 42278 at http://kbia.org A traditional goat slaughter: Sounds and images of Eid 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) World religion classes in Columbia high schools broaden student horizons http://kbia.org/post/world-religion-classes-columbia-high-schools-broaden-student-horizons <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24.96875px;">For George Frissell, giving students the opportunity to talk to Champa Lhunpo, a Tibetan monk, for the past 15 years has been a highlight of the world religions course he teaches at Hickman High School.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:25:56 +0000 Jill Ornitz 41685 at http://kbia.org World religion classes in Columbia high schools broaden student horizons Hands of worship: A conversation with a pastor for the deaf http://kbia.org/post/hands-worship-conversation-pastor-deaf <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5IAAK1eXY2I" width="420"></iframe></p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 19:45:46 +0000 Ryan Schuessler 40531 at http://kbia.org Hands of worship: A conversation with a pastor for the deaf 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”