CHRISTIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Arkansas State removing cross decal from football helmets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58407085-80/state-cross-religion-arkansas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58407085-80/state-cross-religion-arkansas.html.csp">Arkansas State removing cross decal from football helmets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN WOLKEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T13:24:02.343-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arkansas State is removing a Christian cross decal from the back of its football helmets after a complaint that it violated separation of church and state, the university said Wednesday. Athletics director Terry Mohajir said he wanted to fight the decision because the decal was intended to honor former player Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who both died this year. However, Mohajir said he had little choice but to follow advice from the university’s legal counsel to remove or mod...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58407085@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:24:02 MDT Christian author claims Utahn plagiarized her novel, added sex scenes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378145-78/nunes-book-rushton-lawsuit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378145-78/nunes-book-rushton-lawsuit.html.csp">Christian author claims Utahn plagiarized her novel, added sex scenes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T11:33:16.971-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The author of a Christian novel is accusing another Utah writer of plagiarism for allegedly copying the plot and details from her work, but then adding graphic sex scenes to create a new book under a different title. Prolific novelist Rachel Ann Nunes of Orem has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Tiffanie Rushton of Layton violated the copyright of Nunes’ 1998 book “A Bid for Love,” which was originally titled “Love to the Highest Bidder.” Rushton allegedly used passages and plot f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378145@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:33:16 MDT Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58377766-68/christians-syria-christian-iraq.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58377766-68/christians-syria-christian-iraq.html.csp">Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T08:55:02.39-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">QAA, Lebanon • Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. “We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason,” said one villager as he drove through the streets of Qaa, an assault rifle resting next to him. For months, Lebanese Christians have watched with dread...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377766@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:55:02 MDT Historic Utah church is converting into a business hub http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351945-78/church-business-lee-building.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351945-78/church-business-lee-building.html.csp">Historic Utah church is converting into a business hub</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Semerad</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T10:29:29.89-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 121-year-old spiritual sanctuary in downtown Salt Lake City is being turned into a kind of philanthropic community incubator for growing new ideas. The red-bricked Central Christian Church, 370 S. 300 East, is among Utah’s oldest venues of Christian worship, established at that locale in 1893. Church leaders sold it last spring after struggling with maintenance costs as they ran a nondenominational ministry to a largely moderate-income inner-city congregation. Known to passers-by for witty re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351945@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:29:29 MDT Is James Foley a martyr? Brutal death sparks faith-based debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58343708-80/foley-martyr-martyrdom-faith.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58343708-80/foley-martyr-martyrdom-faith.html.csp">Is James Foley a martyr? Brutal death sparks faith-based debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T18:58:30.081-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From the moment news broke that U.S. journalist James Foley had been beheaded by Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, began calling him a martyr, with some even saying he should be considered a saint. Yet that characterization has left others uneasy, and the discussion is raising larger questions about what constitutes martyrdom. Foley’s parents seemed to validate the martyrdom label when his father, John, spoke at an emotional news c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343708@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:58:30 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 21, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58324055-227/laytonchristian-prep-highschool-photo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58324055-227/laytonchristian-prep-highschool-photo.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 21, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:08:03.172-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Duchesne's Wyatt Remund shrugs off Layton Christian's Rodrigo Santos en route to scoring the first touchdown of the Utah high school football season, in Layton Thursday August 21, 2014.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58324055@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:08:03 MDT Utah lands commitment from 2015 CB/WR Chris Barr http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318978-59/barr-utah-com-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58318978-59/barr-utah-com-christian.html.csp">Utah lands commitment from 2015 CB/WR Chris Barr</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:57:49.376-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Florida, the domain of Utah recruiters Kalani Sitake and Dennis Erickson, is picking up some Ute fans. Trinity Christian Academy’s Chris Barr became the latest Florida product to commit to the U. on Wednesday, tweeting the following: &lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-cards=”hidden” lang=”en”&gt;&lt;p&gt;I have officially committed to the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. &lt;a href=”http://t.co/X4eqFTiG3A”&gt;pic.twitter.com/X4eqFTiG3A&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&mdash; Chris Barr (@2Smoo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318978@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:49 MDT BYU football: Defense rebounds in scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58302029-88/stewart-defense-scrimmage-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58302029-88/stewart-defense-scrimmage-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Defense rebounds in scrimmage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T16:07:50.789-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Playing like it had something to prove after losing the first scrimmage last week at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU’s defense bounced back Friday night and was the clear victor in the 12-series exercise, by coach Bronco Mendenhall’s estimation. The offense scored just three times — two touchdowns and a Trevor Samson field goal — and one of those TDs came after it was given a reprieve after being stopped on third down. “I think they did win last Saturday,” said linebacker Mike Alisa. “But w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58302029@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:07:50 MDT Barneys to pay $525K in NYC shopper-profiling probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284032-79/barneys-store-monday-profiling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284032-79/barneys-store-monday-profiling.html.csp">Barneys to pay $525K in NYC shopper-profiling probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Barneys shoppers and ex-employees complained that detectives followed minority customers around — even after staffers identified them as frequent patrons — and disproportionately investigated their credit-card use, so much so that some salespeople even avoided serving...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582840322014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284032@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:58:13 MDT Conservative Christian groups target ‘Black Jesus’ as ‘blasphemous’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267670-78/jesus-black-christian-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267670-78/jesus-black-christian-group.html.csp">Conservative Christian groups target ‘Black Jesus’ as ‘blasphemous’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HEATHER ADAMS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T16:40:02.574-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Conservative Christian activists, led by the group One Million Moms and the American Family Association, are pushing Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series to cancel the new show “Black Jesus,” which they call offensive and “full of lies.” The show, set to premiere Thursday at 11 p.m., is written and produced by Aaron McGruder, best known for the comic strip and animated series “The Boondocks,” about two young black brothers. The new show stars Gerald “Slink” Johnson as a modern-day black Jesus li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267670@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:40:02 MDT Looking forward to the first week of prep football http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58233911-52/class-game-state-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58233911-52/class-game-state-season.html.csp">Looking forward to the first week of prep football</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:38:03.615-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The start of Utah’s high school football season is just a little over three weeks away. The Utah High School Activities Association’s Jeff Cluff, who assigns officials to games, was kind enough to share the first week’s schedule and there are some interesting matchups that include all six defending state champions. The season kicks off on August 21 when Class 1A power Duchesne, which has won four straight state titles and owns a 47-game winning streak, travels to Class 2A Layton Christian for a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233911@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:38:03 MDT Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246070-68/sudan-ibrahim-death-sudanese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58246070-68/sudan-ibrahim-death-sudanese.html.csp">Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:35:26.397-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Philadelphia • A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, left Europe on Thursday for the United States, where she will make her new home. The woman, Meriam Ibrahim, was due to arrive with her husband and their children in Philadelphia on Thursday on a flight from Rome, where last week they met privately with Pope Francis. The Rev. William Devlin, a New York City pastor who has helped the family, said they would be flyi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460702014-07-31T09:35:26.397-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:35:26.397-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246070@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:35:26 MDT Under threat, Iraq’s Christians flee Mosul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201929-68/christians-islamic-mosul-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201929-68/christians-islamic-mosul-state.html.csp">Under threat, Iraq’s Christians flee Mosul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMEER N. YACOUB </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:54:02.092-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State extremist group expired, the vast majority of Christians in Mosul had made their decision. They fled. They clambered into cars — children, parents, grandparents — and headed for the largely autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq or other areas protected by the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201929@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:54:02 MDT