Christians bearing the sign of the cross on their forehead today will be sharing a formal practice that dates back over a thousand years, and more than that – in a tradition that goes back much earlier.
American Christians tend to imagine God as being younger and kinder. And, depending on their political bent, they may also see him as having darker skin.
The church was designed by Chicago architect Francis Barry Byrne.
Unless the current trend is changed, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be a 50 percent reduction in the number of churchgoers.
Archbishop John Ireland hoped to actively recruit more African American Catholics.
The first Mennonites from Russia to arrive in Cottonwood County came in 1873, when thirteen families immigrated to Mt. Lake from the Crimea.
Interestingly, public outpourings of “thoughts and prayers” after a mass shooting are a distinctively American reaction.
From housing fraternal groups in the 1910s to supporting the fledgling local NAACP to hosting vigils in the 2010s, St. Mark’s has remained a welcoming community space.
Today, churches throughout Minnesota are working to respond to the lack of Spanish-speaking priests and pastors in different ways.
My hope is that we will have the courage to talk about uncomfortable topics and reach out to one another with nothing but love.
Jack T. Chick’s message wasn’t a particularly peaceful, redemptive brand of Christianity. The tracts are sensational, and pretty grisly.
In Minnesota, tens of thousands of Muslims are marking Eid al-Adha with feasts, prayers and giving.
Conventional journalism is partial to conventional wisdom — and that wisdom has not yet reached a comfort point with overt atheism.
After Bissell’s decade of travel, plowing through some 200 books and racking up 1,800 pages of notes, “Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve” is being published by Pantheon.
From 2007 to 2014, the percentage of Minnesotans who say they don’t believe in God jumped from 3 to 9.
Overall, the secular children in the study were also less judgmental and punitive about perceived infractions in social behavior.
For those who do report a conflict, the most contentious issues involve the creation of the universe and evolution.
Is Pope Francis a breath of fresh air, throwing Vatican windows wide open to the world again, heralding a new day for the Catholic Church? Or is he a cafeteria progressive?
Faith Night — what an odd promotion for a baseball team to have.
Our Jewish community, synagogues and organizations need to step beyond supporting LGBTQ people in queer spaces and genuinely celebrate Pride in Jewish spaces.