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There was no warmth outside the walls of the First Baptist Church of Mesa on Thursday night. Winter won’t start for another two weeks, but the temperature — cold enough to cause the ears to tingle and burn a little — was a reminder the line between seasons is flexible.
Mike Sproul isn’t defined by one title.
A child is born, a family is healed, and a sermon on forgiveness is delivered with sledgehammer subtlety in "Black Nativity," a bold but clumsy attempt to bring Langston Hughes' popular musical to life onscreen.
Located in the spacious backyard of Roger Ball, First Baptist Church of Tempe’s senior pastor, this walk-through replica of landmarks from the birth, life and death of Christ provides a soulful pause from the craziness of the season. The tour takes about 10 minutes, but all the other homes on the cul-de-sac at Natal Circle in Mesa are decorated to the hilt, so there is plenty to gawk at if you park and wander up and down the street that has become an East Valley Christmas destination.
In this image made by Euphus Ruth Jr. of Greenville, Miss., is Estill Baptist Church in Estill, Miss. Once a thriving church, it's no longer in use and slowly deteriorating at the edge of cotton fields, according to Ruth Jr.. Wet plate collodion photography, invented in 1851, has experienced a resurge in recent years as photographers turn to this antiquated method for its moody, haunting images and complicated, hands-on process. (AP Photo/Euphus Ruth Jr.)
Just picture it: Two Baptist ministers, a rabbi, an evangelical preacher, a Mormon leader and a Presbyterian preacher — all sermonizing together, all with a resounding and united “amen.”
Prominent spiritual leaders from across the country and from many denominational backgrounds will come together in an evening designed to create common ground and to inspire attendees to take a stand for religious freedom.
Vacationers to the Valley often spend part of it in Scottsdale, as the local tourism promotion machine is an impressive one. It’s one of those places that doesn’t require the word “Arizona” after it in conversation. People know where it is, for well or ill.
What educational goals are exactly being met by holding “Redneck Day” at a high school are uncertain.
Here are the local athletes and their expected National Letter of Intent commitments. For additions, email email@example.com and include the athlete's name, high school, sport and college of choice.
PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.
Bowling alleys may hold zero mystique for you now, but as a kid, I’ll bet you peered down a lane just once, to the apparatus that swept the pins away and set up new ones, wondering what was back there and if any workers ever fell in and got squished, only to be discovered after it was too late.
President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.
‘Charles Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle’ - Actor Steve Carroll performs this one-man show displaying the character, will and ambition of the first pilot to fly from New York to Paris without stopping.
WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe joined representatives of business, church and civil-rights groups Thursday to file briefs supporting same-sex marriage in two upcoming Supreme Court cases on the issue.
Immigration proponents are hosting a daylong rally aimed at persuading local voters to back comprehensive immigration reform.
A new ruling Friday by the state's high court will bar victims of securities fraud from legally pursuing those who helped the people who defrauded them.
It didn't take Jeff Bisgrove very long to realize that helping to transform neighborhoods was transforming him.