CHRISTIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Christian approach to health care, policing? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442447-82/approach-christian-access-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442447-82/approach-christian-access-health.html.csp">Letter: Christian approach to health care, policing?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T16:41:33.971-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After reading The Trib for 50-plus years, I must speak out. Lawmakers are using the “logic” that it makes sense to deny an individual access to health insurance because it sometimes is fatal to an individual and in some instances it may result in addiction to painkillers. Apparently, this is the reasoning behind the benevolent denial of access to health care. In contrast, I wonder how many deaths can be directly attributable to denial of individual access to the Medicaid expansion. I suspect jus...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58442447@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:41:33 MDT Letter: Gun backers distort Christian view http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433989-82/christian-gun-moral-nra.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433989-82/christian-gun-moral-nra.html.csp">Letter: Gun backers distort Christian view</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:19:01.723-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy, a Mormon, flaunted the law by threatening federal agents with assault weapons. A single shot from one of his vigilantes could have ended in a bloodbath, a tragic mini­ civil war. The National Rifle Association hypes a dangerous ideology. Those with a concealed-weapon permit have even been taught to be willing to shoot to kill. When asked how that jibes with the commandment “thou shalt not kill,” an NRA lobbyist and a GOP state representative, both Mormons, spouted the identical an...</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> 58433989@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:19:01 MDT Letter: No surplus of Christianity in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429302-82/utah-surplus-values-166.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429302-82/utah-surplus-values-166.html.csp">Letter: No surplus of Christianity in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:01.784-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was dismayed to read about Utah ending the budget year with $166 million surplus when there are over 100,000 Utahns with no health insurance, and no plan to use any additional money from the surplus to help Utah’s uninsured population. Once again I realize Utah values the dollar higher than Utah values a heartbeat. It is ironic since Utah prides itself on its Christian values when, obviously, ignoring the needs of uninsured Utahns is not Christian at all. Teri Harrison Salt Lake City</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> 58429302@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:01 MDT 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