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Photo essay: Journey to the Cross

Maybe it's his tender smile or dramatic acting skills. Or maybe it's the beard.  Something makes Pastor Byron Corbett a pretty darn good Jesus. On Thursday night Spokane Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church allowed media and youth groups to preview its Fifth Annual Journey to the Cross, an outdoor guided walk-through …

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Good Friday, Passover mean headaches for opening day

For millions of Americans, Major League Baseball’s opening day is more than a rite of spring, it’s a near-religious experience. But for Jews and Christians in eight American cities, their team’s home opener coincides with actual holy days. The Jewish Passover begins at sunset on Friday (April 6) with seders …

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Christianity in crisis or Christianity without Jesus?

Andrew Sullivan thinks Christianity is in crisis. I think he’s confused the Christian gospel with some version of a Jesusy-neo-Buddhism. I'm sure this article resonates with many people hungry for deep and authentic spirituality and maybe even seekers struggling to find a coherent example of faith, but this points to …

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Journey to the Cross

Journey to the Cross/Spokane Valley Adventist Church Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships …

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General Conference uplifts faith

Twice a year members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints come from all over the world to gather in Salt Lake City and recharge their faith. General Conference took place over the weekend and Spokane resident MaryBeth Wagstaff said it left her feeling inspired and encouraged. “It …

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