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Meet Matt Wise, our gospel philosophy writer

Before earning his bachelor’s from Brigham Young University-Idaho, Matt Wise served in Japan as a missionary for the Church of Jesus of Christ Latter-day Saints. He’s originally from Spokane Valley and is currently working on personalentrepreneurialpursuits and preparing for graduate school. He’s involved in numerous church activities and enjoys studying …

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Why do Mormons baptize the dead?

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for a Mormon who baptized the late parents of famed Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal. But despite calls this week from Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and others to rethink the controversial rite, the church is unlikely …

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How do we stop a drop of water from evaporating?

Editor’s Note: This guest column was written by a SpokaneFAVS reader who currently resides in London. Guest column by Lisa Tully Many of us are working super hard on a daily basis with one common dream that just about gets us up in the morning — that holiday coming up …

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When are your Ash Wednesday services?

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com The Lenten season is already upon us! Perhaps that means next week your church is having a Shrove Tuesday dinner, followed by Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 22. SpokaneFAVS wants to know about those events! We also want to know about any special Lent services yourorganizationhas …

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Help! My boyfriend is Catholic!

Dr. Heller,   I’ve been raised a Protestant my whole life and have a strong faith. My family members are also very dedicated in their faith. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is Catholic. My dad constantly tells my brothers and I that we should marry someone who has the …

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Tuesday’s Religion News Roundup: St. Valentine’s Day edition

You may know that St. Valentine was a martyred Roman cleric, but did you know what he was arrested and imprisoned for? Secretly marrying Christian couples. Speaking of prison, ah, um, marriage (kidding honey!) Washington state became the seventh state (including D.C.) to legalize gay marriage. Louisville's Catholic bishop explains thatthe church doesn't allow …

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