Lifestyles: Faith

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Davis, Religious Coalition seeks curb on violence

City Councilman Eddie Davis spoke to the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham on Thursday about community action following the U.S. Department of Justice’s April report on violence in Durham.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 03:42 PM

RUNNING FROM THE CALL: Rev. William Daye put off becoming a preacher for a decade

The Rev. William Daye was the 12th child in his family, growing up in northern Durham County near Lake Michie. His father was a church deacon and a tenant farmer.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Belief Briefs for Thursday, July 23

Rev. Brian Barndt, executive pastor of Grey Stone Church, is competing in the Mission Man Triathlon Saturday, July 25 in Burlington. He is leading the “B Strong” Relay Team sponsored by the church’s Second Mile Ministry.


Jul. 17, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Well-known Bull City pastor Joe Harvard headed to Charleston

The Rev. Joe Harvard, the retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Durham and a longtime community leader, is headed to Charleston, South Carolina. The move is temporary, as Harvard will serve as an interim pastor at the historic First (Scots) Presbyterian Church.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Belief Briefs for Thursday, June 16, 2015

West Durham Baptist Church, 1901 Athens St., will observe Youth Graduation and Recognition Day during its 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, June 19. For more information, call 919-682-4453.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

AT THE HEART OF ROB BELL: ‘There’s this huge reinvention of what it means to be people of faith’

Rob Bell, the former evangelical megachurch pastor, is bringing his “Everything is Spiritual” tour to Durham. His one-man show at the Carolina Theatre on Monday night will be an hour and 45 minutes of talking about science and the universe and connections.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 02:23 PM

Black Lives Matter: Duke prof on movement, black church

The Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman became director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School in the aftermath of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African-American teen killed in Florida while he was walking home.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Belief briefs for Thursday, July 9

Omar Currie, the Orange County Schools teacher who responded to a bullying situation in his class by reading the book “King and King,” will be the guest speaker at United Church of Chapel Hill’s adult forum at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

TIES THAT BIND: Church, chef host monthly community meal

On a warm summer evening in Old North Durham, bugs buzzing in the background, handmade signs pointed visitors to a free community meal. A kid bounced a basketball down the sidewalk on Elizabeth Street. In the distance, a train horn sounded, a reminder that Old North Durham is just north of downtown. A brick church located among historic houses of various sizes, Calvary United Methodist Church has started hosting a meal for whoever wants to come once a month.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Belief briefs for Thursday, July 2

Rob Bell, the founder and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, will perform a one-man show at 8:30 p.m. July 20 at the Carolina Theatre as part of his “Everything Is Spiritual” tour.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

‘A FITTING TRIBUTE’: Church’s outdoor labyrinth honors late member Brian Benson

Resurrection United Methodist Church has created a permanent prayer labyrinth near its entrance on Old Chapel Hill Road. Created in memory of late church member Brian Benson, the labyrinth under a cluster of pines trees is outlined by several large rocks. Four benches along the way offer respite for walkers winding on a literal and spiritual path.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

New food truck also re-entry program for ex-cons

The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham has a new program rolling out soon, on wheels. 2econd Helpings will be a new food truck “where a conviction is not a barrier, but a requirement.” The food truck will employ only those Durhamites returning to the community after serving time in prison.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Churches eye security in Charleston’s wake

The Rev. Anita Thompson, pastor of Emmanuel AME Church in Durham, will take a trip to Charleston, South Carolina next month with her two sisters. The trip had been planned before nine African-American women and men were gunned down during Bible study on June 17.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 09:51 PM

St. Luke’s prays in Charleston’s wake

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham held a brief forum followed by a service of prayer Wednesday night, a week after the shooting deaths of nine people at a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Belief briefs for Thursday, June 25

A look at what's happening among area congregations of faith.