CHRISTIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Movie review: Christian thriller ‘Persecuted’ is unintentionally silly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186228-223/luther-movie-persecuted-harrison.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186228-223/luther-movie-persecuted-harrison.html.csp">Movie review: Christian thriller ‘Persecuted’ is unintentionally silly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T11:41:16.429-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They call blockbusters like the “Transformers” franchise “critic-proof,” but the Christian-themed “Persecuted” earns the honor — because, in its title, this ludicrous political thriller tells its audience how to feel if anyone dares to dislike the movie. TV evangelist John Luther (James Remar) tells the liberal Sen. Harrison (Bruce Davison) he won’t support the senator’s sweeping religious-equality bill, so the senator engineers a plot to frame Luther for a teen girl’s murder. Luther, now a fug...</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> 58186228@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:41:16 MDT South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58192185-59/christian-utah-carolina-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58192185-59/christian-utah-carolina-south.html.csp">South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year</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="2014-07-16T19:51:03.291-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Christian was credited with 18 tackles, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He played in every regular-season game and started once, against Georgia in Week Two. It was reported that he was expected to compete for a starting spot in 2014, but he announced he was leaving the team before the Capit...</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> 58192185@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:51:03 MDT Kirby: WWJD with your mouth? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146248-78/dog-jesus-christian-kirby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146248-78/dog-jesus-christian-kirby.html.csp">Kirby: WWJD with your mouth?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Tribune Columnist </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T18:33:27.18-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 06:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The recent outcry about a Salt Lake City police officer shooting a dog has raised some important gospel questions for Christians. Here’s the most important one: Is the officer going to hell for shooting the dog? OK, truthfully, I’m more interested in whether I will be there with him because I once shot some dogs (also deer, elk, turkey, a few cows, some grouse, a bunch of rats and gophers. And I’ve dynamited more carp than I can count). This is not intended to be a rehash of self-defense, priva...</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> 58146248@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:33:27 MDT