SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (RNS) Jason Testerman is the founder of Free Thought Exchange, a Denver-based organization created within the past two years to foster dialogue and understanding between Christians and atheists.
Author Archives: Kellie Moore
About Kellie Moore
Kellie Moore (formerly Kotraba) serves as the editor and community manager of Columbia Faith & Values. Although she is originally from the West – Nevada and California – she’s now proud to call Missouri home.
Her reporting for Religion News Service has been published in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and USA Today.
Her love of journalism started at Concordia University Irvine, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English.
She earned her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. She spent two years at the Columbia Missourian, where she was a reporter, assistant city editor, copy editor and assistant news editor. She and a former colleague won first place for the best news story in the 2012 Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest for a story they co-wrote for the Missourian.
She’s also been a reporter and afternoon news anchor for KBIA 91.3 FM, the area NPR affiliate that is now the local media partner of Columbia Faith & Values. Because of the partnership, Kotraba is now the reporter behind the station's faith and values desk. She recently won an Edward R. Murrow Award and was recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
“If you could draw a picture of God — any god, whichever you happen to believe in — what would it look like?”
What do you think happens after death? Take a look at what these mid-Missourians had to say – then share your response in the comments section.
(RNS) Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” A lot’s changed since then, fueled by the church’s role in Prop 8 and its efforts to build bridges to gays and lesbians.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (RNS) Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson has apologized for comments he made about Wiccans, saying he “should have left them alone.”
COLUMBIA, Mo. (RNS) Evangelical theologian David Lamb tackles some of the Bible’s most troubling passages in his book, “God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?” His answer: yes and no.