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” 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 VIDEO: Interfaith worship at PrideFest celebrates sexuality, faith and light http://kbia.org/post/video-interfaith-worship-pridefest-celebrates-sexuality-faith-and-light <p><span style="color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(236, 241, 244);">Community members gathered in Flat Branch Park on Sunday for an interfaith worship service as part of MidMissouri PrideFest, which celebrates the LGBTQ community. The theme of the worship service was "let your light shine." Check out the highlights in this video from our local media partner, <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/" target="_blank">Columbia Faith &amp; Values.</a></span></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:42:06 +0000 Kellie Moore 39025 at http://kbia.org VIDEO: Interfaith worship at PrideFest celebrates sexuality, faith and light New principal hopes to bring stability to Catholic school http://kbia.org/post/new-principal-hopes-bring-stability-catholic-school <p style="margin-bottom: 11px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">When school begins on Wednesday at&nbsp;<a href="http://columbiafavs.com/?URL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.optionc.com%2FTemplates%2FBlueRay%2Fdefault.asp%3Fkey%3D8083" style="color: rgb(231, 23, 75);" target="_blank">Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School</a>, students will meet a new principal – again.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:42:25 +0000 Kellie Moore 38967 at http://kbia.org New principal hopes to bring stability to Catholic school New Generation Singers take music to the road http://kbia.org/post/new-generation-singers-take-music-road <p style="margin-bottom: 11px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The message of music is even more meaningful when it's taken on the road – at least, that's how the New Generation Singers see it.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 16:39:32 +0000 Heather Adams 38217 at http://kbia.org New Generation Singers take music to the road Looking back: A year of faith & values news http://kbia.org/post/looking-back-year-faith-values-news <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://columbiafavs.com/" target="_blank">Columbia Faith &amp; Values, </a>the website behind </span>KBIA's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> faith and values desk, just celebrated its first anniversary. We've put together some of the best sounds from our first year.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Once your curiosity has been piqued by listening, take a look at the stories those sounds came from, in the order they were played.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:13:42 +0000 Bridgit Bowden and Kellie Kotraba 37809 at http://kbia.org Looking back: A year of faith & values news What's with those "Mackerel Snappers"? Jefferson City author explains difficult Catholic teachings http://kbia.org/post/whats-those-mackerel-snappers-jefferson-city-author-explains-difficult-catholic-teachings <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">When Catholics used to abstain from eating meat every Friday, often eating fish instead, they earned a nickname: "mackerel snappers."</span></p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:26:13 +0000 Kellie Moore 37434 at http://kbia.org What's with those "Mackerel Snappers"? Jefferson City author explains difficult Catholic teachings Community shares memories of Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/community-shares-memories-eliot-battle <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">When anyone asked Eliot Battle how he was doing, he would always answer, "Super."</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Battle, a longtime Columbia educator, died Tuesday (June 11) from injuries sustained after a car crass Friday. He was 88.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:57:17 +0000 Kellie Moore 35468 at http://kbia.org Community shares memories of Eliot Battle Church holds active shooter training http://kbia.org/post/church-holds-active-shooter-training <p style="margin-bottom: 11px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tony Nochim 34295 at http://kbia.org Church holds active shooter training Catholic church finds fresh ways to spread message in New Evangelization http://kbia.org/post/catholic-church-finds-fresh-ways-spread-message-new-evangelization <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are enough former Catholics in the United States to make up </span><a href="http://ncronline.org/news/faith-parish/hidden-exodus-catholics-becoming-protestants" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a large Christian denomination of their own.</a></p> Sat, 18 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 33964 at http://kbia.org Catholic church finds fresh ways to spread message in New Evangelization Porsha Williams shares challenges of Pagan conversion http://kbia.org/post/porsha-williams-shares-challenges-pagan-conversion <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Porsha Williams knows a thing or two about walls – metaphorical ones, that is. She’s been up against a lot of them, whether religious, psychological or cultural.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">She describes herself as a “raised Christian, converted to Pagan woman.” And that conversion is the source of many of these walls</span>.</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 15:45:03 +0000 Kellie Moore 33533 at http://kbia.org Porsha Williams shares challenges of Pagan conversion LifeBridge Lutheran Church reaches “lost generation" http://kbia.org/post/lifebridge-lutheran-church-reaches-lost-generation <p><em>This story was produced in partnership with&nbsp;</em><a href="http://columbiafavs.com">Columbia FAVS</a><em>.&nbsp;</em></p><p>The band of <a href="http://lifebridgecomo.org" target="_blank">LifeBridge Lutheran Church</a> practices in the community room of an apartment complex each Sunday morning before service begins. Furniture is piled in the corner to their left, and gym equipment in the corner to the right. Though they don’t have their own building to worship in, it’s progress for LifeBridge – a year ago, the church didn’t even exist.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Evan Townsend 33135 at http://kbia.org LifeBridge Lutheran Church reaches “lost generation" Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger' reaches back to Reformation, forward to World War II http://kbia.org/post/wagners-die-meistersinger-reaches-back-reformation-forward-world-war-ii <p><em>This story was produced in partnership with Columbia Faith &amp; Values. Find more stories like this one at <a href="http://columbiafavs.com" target="_blank">ColumbiaFAVS.com</a>. You can get instant updates each day on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaFAVS" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/columbiafavs" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</em></p><p></p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 32718 at http://kbia.org Hans Neumann recalls days in Hitler Youth http://kbia.org/post/hans-neumann-recalls-days-hitler-youth <p></p><p><em>This story was produced in partnership with Columbia Faith &amp; Values (<a href="http://columbiafavs.com" target="_blank">ColumbiaFAVS.com</a>).</em></p><p>Hans Neumann was raised in a small, forested village in East Prussia, just five miles from the Lithuanian border. He was forced to leave his home at the age of 15, near the end of World War II. Germany was losing, and Russian troops were moving west.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:45:14 +0000 Meredith Turk 32345 at http://kbia.org Hans Neumann recalls days in Hitler Youth Prayers for Boston [STORIFY] http://kbia.org/post/prayers-boston-storify <p>Two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. Like people all across the country, many of those from around mid-Missouri are responding with Tweets of prayer.&nbsp;</p><script src="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/prayers-for-boston.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/prayers-for-boston" target="_blank">View the story "Prayers for Boston" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:19:36 +0000 Kellie Moore 32078 at http://kbia.org Churches undergo stress before improvement with Healthy Church Initiative http://kbia.org/post/churches-undergo-stress-improvement-healthy-church-initiative <p><em style="color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">This story was produced in partnership with Columbia Faith &amp; Values. Find more stories like this one at <a href="http://columbiafavs.com" target="_blank">ColumbiaFAVS.com.</a></em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 11px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 31582 at http://kbia.org Churches undergo stress before improvement with Healthy Church Initiative