Sunday’s Vigil for Community Safety — held in opposition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Oct. 19 approval of capacity expansion for GTN's pipeline carrying natural gas from Canada through the Inland Northwest to California — was part lament and part hope and call for action.
This week, Faith & Values news is exploring what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. We’ve learned about church safety, mosques set ablaze and how congregations are preparing for the “when” — not “if” — attacks will happen.
In Spokane, churches teeter on a delicate balance of opening their doors wide and locking them tight. One church caters to people who can sometimes be aggressive or hostile. How do they minister to individuals in crisis and keep their own flock safe?
If you were to look at my life from afar, one might call me a seeker. But not in the sense of “I don’t know what I believe” or “Is there even a God?” No – I am a committed Christian, earnestly seeking a life that glorifies the father through the love of Christ with the guidance of the Spirit. Instead, I’m a denominational seeker and a tradition explorer.