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.
Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. every year, according to the CDC. The bacteria is typically transmitted through contaminated food, but some simple preventative measures can keep you from getting sick.
Waveland, Miss. resident Ronald Winnert lost his leg to vibrio, a flesh eating bacteria he came into contact with while fishing. People can become infected by consuming raw or undercooked seafood or exposing a wound to seawater.
Hurricane categories are used by the National Hurricane Center to gauge a hurricane's strength and predict potential property damage with each storm. Here's how the NHC defines each hurricane category — and how much damage each strength can cause.