Evangelist Billy Graham influenced many generations of evangelical pastors and their flocks over the years. Charlotte Observer faith and values reporter Tim Funk explains his relevance to young people.
A 12-year-old Mormon girl named Savannah came out as a lesbian to her church in Utah on May 7. “I do believe he [God] made me this way on purpose. No part of me is a mistake," she said to her church congregation.
Harvest United Methodist's Ash Wednesday event serves up free coffee, prayers, imposition of ashes and an invitation to try out the church, all in under five minutes. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent.
A video from the Circle A Food Store in Clearwater captures the Thursday afternoon "stand your ground" shooting that left one man dead. Deputies say the shooter acted in self-defense and charges will not be filed.
Trash is a major problem in our oceans, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here's how long it takes for some of the most common types of trash to decompose — including straws, plastic bags and balloons.