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What Happens Next in the 20 States That Still Ban Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court’s decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying in the hands of lower state and f ...

'Rich Hill' Gives a Voice to Rural Missouri
Originally Posted: 09/17/2014 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

“God has to be busy with everyone else. And hopefully he will come into my life. I hope it happens. It’s going to break my heart if it don’t.” “God has to be busy with everyone e ...

Give Us New Eyes
Originally Posted: 08/27/2014 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

I am convinced that recent events in Ferguson have become a mirror to the nation. This may very well be a critical moment in history, if we take a time to stop and listen to each other. ...

God Hears the Cries of #Ferguson: A Burning Bush and a World on Fire
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Today, God hears the cries of those in Ferguson and all who are oppressed. "Then the LORD said, 'I have observed the misery of my people…I have heard their cry…Indeed, ...

Ferguson Letter from Black Clergy Becomes Interracial Call for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/22/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

As the Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner collected signatures for a statement by leaders of African-American church groups about the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting of Michael Brown, she found more people wanted to ...

Don't Ignore It: 5 Ways Christians and Churches Must Engage Michael Brown’s Death
Originally Posted: 08/19/2014 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

But I thought it would be helpful to share a few thoughts how churches, Christians, and leaders can be engaging the events of this past 11 days in their respective churches – now and in the future. ...

Imagine it IS Your Family
Originally Posted: 08/18/2014 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Many of my African-American sisters and brothers are furious. Yet another child has been felled. The challenge is this — if a tree falls in the forest and white folks don’t hear it, does it make a noise? Many ...

Citing Risk to Adoptions, Missouri Gov. Vetoes Anti-Shariah Bill
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have made his state the seventh in the nation to prohibit judges from considering Shariah, or Islamic law, and other “foreign laws” in their decisions. ...

Missouri Remains Land of Religious Promise for Mormons
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On the one hand, Missouri symbolizes how far Mormons have come. At least 66,000 Mormons now live in the state, more than triple the number of just three decades ago. Most recently, the LDS church has built a t ...

Baptist Leader Stands His Political Ground Amidst Akin Furor
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Late last week, a church-state watchdog group in Washington filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service accusing Don Hinkle, who is the Missouri Baptist Convention's director of public policy, wit ...

The Roots of Rep. Todd Akin’s “Legitimate” Rape Remarks
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Dr. Jill Powell, a gynecologist at St. Louis University, said misinformation about pregnancy can add to the psychological stress following a sexual assault. "If someone has heard that medically there' ...

Missouri 'Right to Pray' Amendment Passes By Wide Margin
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved a "right to pray" amendment to the state's constitution on Tuesday, despite concerns about the measure's necessity and legality. ...

Missouri to Vote on Prayer Amendment as Critics Warn of Legal Nightmares
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Missourians will vote on Tuesday on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that supporters say would protect residents' right to pray in public. If a recent poll is any indication, it could pass b ...

Church Seeks Line Between Interfaith and Intolerance
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

DES PERES, Mo. — More than 100 Lutherans streamed into the basement classroom at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Des Peres recently for a Bible study called "Islam Through a Lutheran Lens." ...

Santorum's Trifecta
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

It was an eventful night in the GOP primary race last night, with some surprises in the results. It was an eventful night in the GOP primary race last night, with some surprises i ...