CHRISTIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Prep football: It’s not that long until season’s first game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58080423-190/season-football-game-aug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/58080423-190/season-football-game-aug.html.csp">Prep football: It’s not that long until season’s first game</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T16:37:27.366-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Small school football power Duchesne, which has won 47 straight games and four 1A state titles in a row, will open the 2014 high school football season with a televised game at Layton Christian on Aug. 21. That will mark the first game of the season. The contest at the scenic Layton Christian field will be televised by KJZZ. The rest of Utah’s “endowment” games to open the season are scheduled Aug. 22 and 23. — Tom Wharton</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> 58080423@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:27 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 Men’s movement comes to Utah — Christian-style http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58050897-180/christian-network-pastor-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58050897-180/christian-network-pastor-center.html.csp">Men’s movement comes to Utah — Christian-style</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T16:53:33.647-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Christian women long have recognized the value in getting together to share stories from the battlefield of faith and buoy up one another. Now, some say, it’s time for men to do likewise. To that end, scores of Christian men will be meeting Utah this weekend to explore ways to make their families and churches stronger. The conference, titled, “Heart of a Warrior,” will be a kind of “boot camp for wisdom, renewal and success,” says Utahn Scott Acton, a local spokesman. It will include a variety o...</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> 58050897@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:53:33 MDT Kerry: U.S. troubled by lack of Lebanese president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58026624-68/president-lebanon-kerry-lebanese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58026624-68/president-lebanon-kerry-lebanese.html.csp">Kerry: U.S. troubled by lack of Lebanese president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T09:58:59.844-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • The political stalemate that has left Lebanon without a president at a turbulent time in the region is “deeply troubling,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. He also announced new aid to cope with the Syrian refuge crisis that has spilled over into its besieged neighbor. Kerry said the United States would continue to support Lebanon, including its armed forces, but also urged a speedy resolution to the governing impasse. Michel Suleiman’s six-year term as president ended...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580266242014-06-04T09:58:59.844-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-04T09:58:59.844-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58026624@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:58:59 MDT Thousands march in Cyprus’ 1st gay pride parade http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011996-68/cyprus-gay-rights-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011996-68/cyprus-gay-rights-christian.html.csp">Thousands march in Cyprus’ 1st gay pride parade</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T16:18:28.791-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nicosia, Cyprus • Several thousand people turned out for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade on Saturday, exceeding the expectations of organizers who said the event’s popularity shows that Cypriots are shedding their conservative attitudes. One of the organizers, ACCEPT-LGBT Cyprus President Costas Gavrielides, said he was overwhelmed because he had expected just a few hundred people to attend the event in the heart of the capital Nicosia. “This proves that Cypriot society has progressed much more t...</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> 58011996@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 16:18:28 MDT Pitts: Forced faith is not faith at all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007398-82/faith-ibrahim-muslim-sudan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007398-82/faith-ibrahim-muslim-sudan.html.csp">Pitts: Forced faith is not faith at all</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T17:23:02.56-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a prison in Khartoum, a dusty city on the banks of the ancient Nile in the African nation of Sudan, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim waits. She is not alone in her confinement. Her son is with her. He is 20 months old. Her daughter is there, too. She was born in that prison one week ago. Together with their 27-year old mother, they wait. Wait for her deliverance, wait for her execution by hanging. There is no middle ground. Ibrahim stands convicted of apostasy; she renounced Islam and became a Christian....</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> 58007398@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 17:23:02 MDT