CHRISTIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57836166-80/lall-christian-pakistan-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57836166-80/lall-christian-pakistan-says.html.csp">Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T11:37:18.667-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holladay • As Saman Lall joins other Utah Christians celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on this spring-dappled Sunday, you could say the Pakistani educator has been reborn himself. This is, after all, Lall’s first Easter in a country where freedom of religion is a bedrock principle, where all varieties of believers worship freely. Lall could repeat the ancient prayers and ceremonies in a new land: Foot-washing, taking communion, carrying the cross, tracing the “stations of the cross,” expe...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57836166@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:37:18 MDT Keating: China will be the world’s biggest Christian country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853762-82/china-million-christian-christians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57853762-82/china-million-christian-christians.html.csp">Keating: China will be the world’s biggest Christian country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joshua Keating</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T16:35:58.387-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">China likely already has more Protestants — an estimated 58 million — than South Africa or Brazil, major centers of evangelical revival, and 67 million Christians in all — larger than the total population of France. More people go to church on Sunday in China than in all of Europe. But Tom Philips of the Telegraph suggests this growth is just in its early stages: “By my calculations China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon,” said Fenggang Yang, a professor...</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> 57853762@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:35:58 MDT BYU football: Mendenhall says Stewart is No. 2 quarterback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747380-88/stewart-byu-hill-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747380-88/stewart-byu-hill-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Mendenhall says Stewart is No. 2 quarterback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:33.401-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Senior Christian Stewart has staked a claim to the backup quarterback job at BYU. Along with established starter Tayson Hill, Stewart wore a no-tackle green jersey during the Cougars’ 102-play scrimmage on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. After the 80-minute session, coach Bronco Mendenhall confirmed Stewart heads into the final week of spring practice as BYU’s No. 2 quarterback. The fight for the job has been especially noteworthy because last year’s backup, Ammon Olsen, is no longer...</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> 57747380@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:33 MDT Salt Lake churches unite for Good Friday procession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836187-78/lake-salt-churches-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836187-78/lake-salt-churches-friday.html.csp">Salt Lake churches unite for Good Friday procession</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T11:28:34.974-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Taking symbolic steps to retrace Jesus’ path to crucifixion, pastors, priests and parishioners marched through downtown Salt Lake City as part of an interfaith Good Friday Procession of the Cross. The route began at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and then headed to First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Urban Center, Central Christian and First United Methodist before concluding at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Holy Week concludes Sunday with Easter services at Christian churches throughout Uta...</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> 57836187@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 MDT On Easter, Assad tours Christian village recaptured from rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57843206-68/assad-government-syria-village.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57843206-68/assad-government-syria-village.html.csp">On Easter, Assad tours Christian village recaptured from rebels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA SURK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T22:28:05.064-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syria’s embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government. President Bashar Assad’s visit to Maaloula, 40 miles northeast of Damascus, serves a propaganda victory for his government in its quest to be seen as protector of religious minorities as its civil war grinds on. Meanwhile, questions continue to swirl about allegations of recent poison gas attacks in the country, w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578432062014-04-20T22:28:05.064-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T22:28:05.064-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57843206@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:28:05 MDT Can you question the Resurrection and still be a Christian? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57827751-80/resurrection-jesus-easter-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57827751-80/resurrection-jesus-easter-christian.html.csp">Can you question the Resurrection and still be a Christian?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLY WINSTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T13:35:43.632-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 01:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is the foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally...</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> 57827751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:35:43 MDT BYU QB Taysom Hill will participate in Manning Passing Academy in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57797624-65/really-spring-think-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57797624-65/really-spring-think-hill.html.csp">BYU QB Taysom Hill will participate in Manning Passing Academy in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T22:00:08.192-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Apparently, NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning and their father, former NFL QB Archie Manning, believe BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has a bright future. Hill will join the Manning Passing Academy this summer, having accepted an invitation to work as an instructor at the camp July 10-13. The camp is held at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. Only the nation’s elite college quarterbacks are invited to participate as instructors at the camp; Last year, Georgia's Aaron Murray, South Car...</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> 57797624@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:00:08 MDT After World Vision, evangelicals debate boundaries over sexuality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57797143-80/evangelical-vision-sex-christians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57797143-80/evangelical-vision-sex-christians.html.csp">After World Vision, evangelicals debate boundaries over sexuality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T13:31:56.256-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 01:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">World Vision found itself testing the evangelical boundaries in March, when it announced it would recognize employees’ same-sex marriages. Within 48 hours, it reversed itself. At its core, the reversal raised a stark question: Can you be an evangelical and support same-sex marriage? Reverberations from the policy flip-flop continue to unfold. Last week, Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving at Google, resigned from the international relief organization’s board. Faithful America, an on...</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> 57797143@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:31:56 MDT Douthat: The Christian penumbra http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752016-82/religious-penumbra-social-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752016-82/religious-penumbra-social-christian.html.csp">Douthat: The Christian penumbra</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROSS DOUTHAT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:10:04.618-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here is a seeming paradox of American life. On the one hand, there is a broad social-science correlation between religious faith and various social goods — health and happiness, upward mobility, social trust, charitable work and civic participation. Yet at the same time, some of the most religious areas of the country — the Bible Belt, the deepest South — struggle mightily with poverty, poor health, political corruption and social disarray. Part of this paradox can be resolved by looking at nonr...</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> 57752016@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:10:04 MDT New York town awaits ruling on moment of prayer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748174-68/prayer-town-christian-board.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748174-68/prayer-town-christian-board.html.csp">New York town awaits ruling on moment of prayer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CAROLYN THOMPSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:24:18.159-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greece, N.Y. • At their most recent monthly meeting, the five members of the Greece Town Board took their seats, gaveled to order and moved quickly through the regular opening agenda: Roll Call. (Check.) Pledge of Allegiance. (Check.) Moment of Prayer. (Check.) Leaders of this town of 96,000 outside Rochester say they have no plans to shake up the longtime routine unless, of course, the U.S. Supreme Court orders them to. A ruling could come any day now on whether the town violated the Constituti...</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> 57748174@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:24:18 MDT Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57744226-80/law-marriage-bill-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57744226-80/law-marriage-bill-christian.html.csp">Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FREDRICK NZWILI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T19:52:18.547-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nairobi, Kenya • Christian leaders are urging President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign into law a proposed new marriage bill that legalizes polygamy. Legislators passed the law last week after an intense debate that saw women members of Parliament storm out in protest. The bill’s passage followed an amendment to the existing marriage legislation to allow men to marry as many women as they want. It awaits Kenyatta’s signature to become law. But the National Council of Churches of Kenya, the Kenya Con...</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> 57744226@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:52:18 MDT Was Jesus divine? Publisher hedges bets with Bart Ehrman’s new book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57729016-80/ehrman-jesus-book-god.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57729016-80/ehrman-jesus-book-god.html.csp">Was Jesus divine? Publisher hedges bets with Bart Ehrman’s new book</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN MURAWSKI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T13:19:01.706-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Set side by side, the book jackets look almost like matching wood-block prints of a bearded, haloed figure. The titles mirror each other, too, featuring the same trio of names: Jesus, God, Bart Ehrman. On one of the volumes, “How Jesus Became God,” Ehrman is clearly the author; but in the reversed “How God Became Jesus,” Ehrman is the nemesis of a concerted rebuttal. So what gives? The two books are an unusual publishing experiment, in which HarperCollins arranged to have a team of evangelical s...</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> 57729016@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:19:01 MDT Analysis: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709196-80/phelps-church-westboro-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709196-80/phelps-church-westboro-gay.html.csp">Analysis: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T19:50:52.059-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church and media master of hate-speech campaigns, died late Wednesday after devoting decades to damning Americans for tolerating homosexuality. “God Hates Fags” was the Westboro philosophy, detailed in vile slogans on signs that a tiny band of relatives toted to 40 sites a week around the country. All told, the church in Topeka, Kan., claims to have staged some 53,000 protests. Whenever there was a newsworthy death — be it Mat...</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> 57709196@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:50:52 MDT The Cricket’s Daily 3: More Marvel movies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57712441-66/movie-com-http-marvel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57712441-66/movie-com-http-marvel.html.csp">The Cricket’s Daily 3: More Marvel movies</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="2014-03-24T07:31:28.787-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s what’s being talked about this St. Patrick’s Day in pop culture: • More Marvel in your future: 20th Century Fox has announced that another “Wolverine” movie and a second “Fantastic Four” movie are penciled in for 2017, and a mystery Marvel movie is scheduled for 2018. [Entertainment Weekly] • Director David Fincher reportedly wants Christian Bale to portray Steve Jobs in a biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. [The Wrap] • Ethereal singer Kate Bush has announced that she will perform 15 gigs ...</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> 57712441@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:31:28 MDT Letter: Putin is like other religious extremists around world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693712-82/putin-religious-russian-brooks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693712-82/putin-religious-russian-brooks.html.csp">Letter: Putin is like other religious extremists around world</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T01:01:03.052-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a Ukrainian growing up in the Soviet Union and being part of Russian and, more broadly, Slavic culture, I can confidently say that David Brooks is exactly right when he writes for the New York Times that the foundation of Putin’s actions is his belief in “Russian exceptionalism,” which is an idea that “Russia has its own unique spiritual status and purpose” (“Putin believes in Russian exceptionalism,” Opinion, March 4) Brooks quotes one of Putin’s favorite philosophers, Ivan Ilyin, who write...</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> 57693712@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT