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  • Billy Graham has shaped evangelical life in Colorado Springs, world

    By Steve Rabey Religion correspondent -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Billy Graham likely will be remembered as the world's greatest evangelist, having preached to live audiences of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and having persuaded millions to accept his offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. Nearly a decade after his last...

  • 65 years ago, Altoona, Penn., was Billy Graham's crucible

    By Peter Smith McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    In the fall of 1949, the Rev. Billy Graham led an eight-week series of revival meetings in Los Angeles, drawing multitudes and making converts of celebrities and commoners. He rocketed into the headlines and hasn't left them since, even today at age 95 and in frail health. But there...

  • Being Billy Graham's daughter a blessing and a burden

    By Laura Oberle McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    he couldn't find any razor blades. She had run home as soon as Sunday morning services had ended to commit suicide. She had planned this. For years, Ruth Graham had suffered silently the pain of infidelity and divorce. For years, she had put on a smile and told everyone that yes, she...

  • Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to US

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Three members of an imprisoned pastor's family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese authorities, a Christian rights group said Tuesday. Zhang Shaojie's daughter, son-in-law...

  • Producer says filming in Jerusalem 'exhilarating'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office. The pilot episode was filmed on location, an experience that executive producer Tim Kring...

  • Group challenging Colorado's same-sex marriage ban files new motion

    Jesse Paul, Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    The group challenging Colorado's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage filed new papers in court Friday opposing what they see as the state's continuing efforts to deny equal rights to same-sex couples. "Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' fight against equal rights is a lost...

  • Changes to former hotel net award for ministry

    By T.d. Mobley-Martinez tracy.mobleymartinez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    With $1.5 million in renovations to the former Grand View Hotel, Summit Ministries has demonstrated it believes in Manitou Springs. Summit Ministries, which offers student leadership programs during the summer, and nine others won the city's Historical Preservation Commission award....

  • 32,000 Mormon missionaries to get iPad minis

    By Brady McCombs The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Mormon church is moving forward with its plan to arm missionaries with iPad minis and broaden their proselytizing to social media. A test program that began last fall with 6,500 missionaries serving in the U.S. and Japan went well, prompting the initiative's expansion, The Church...

  • 'Fastest Nun in the West' on path for sainthood

    By Russell Contreras The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    he Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools. Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the...

  • Republican governors' words shift on gay marriage

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives...

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