When I showed up for an advance screening of Focus on the Family's documentary, Irreplaceable, about one man's attempt to define what makes a family, I had a knot in my stomach. I was entering hostile territory. See also: James Mhoon on Focus on the Family's new documentary and God's perfect design ... More >>
The Book of Mormon finally arrived in Denver, freighted with a massive weight of hype, slick marketing, praise and excitement for this musical created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, both Colorado natives. The show had sold out within hours last January, with friends posting photographs of themselves ... More >>
After the Broncos traded Tim Tebow to the Jets, televangelist Pat Robertson accused Denver of treating Tebow shabbily. But a spokesman for Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family, for which Tebow made a 2010 Super Bowl ad, doesn't echo this claim. Instead, he believes the events that led the Broncos t ... More >>
broadway.comCollaborators Trey Parker (left) and Joseph Smith.Local boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone made good -- very, very good -- last night when the former University of Colorado students won nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, for The Book of Mormon. But while they were embraced by ... More >>
A now-covered painting.This afternoon, a group of about thirty Catholics from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in North Denver marched into the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Denver. Their mission? To deliver a letter asking the archbishop for a third time to restore the church's mural of Ou ... More >>
Scott Pomfret. Scott Pomfret is an anomaly: a gay Catholic. When he decided to write Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir, a book about his experiences in his Boston church, it changed his life in ways he hadn't expected -- including being removed from his shrine. Westword caught up wit ... More >>
This debate between science and religion doesn’t quite come together.
From the week of July 20, 2006
Where it's always showtime
Casting spells in a modern world.
From the week of November 14, 2002
The pending sale of Good Shepherd Elementary sticks close to home.
Jamie Korngold, the Adventure Rabbi, seeks the sacred in God's outdoor gym.
Buddhist relics visit the West as part of a rare tour.
Eighty-Six Million Dimes
A trip into the past unearths one of the bonds that built Denver’s community.
Bleeped words and dropped balls mark the media frenzy around the suspension of Dan Issel.
The cyber-brawl over Scientology spreads to search engines.
Church members had faith that God would heal their children. But often faith wasn't enough.
Come dance naked in the woods at Pagan Pride Day.
This study of misogyny in orthodox religion is slow and one-sided.
Their mission is to help the homeless, but now the Catholic Workers are trying to keep a roof over their own heads.
The goth culture is in for a dark time at Arvada West High School.
Unitarian minister Joel Miller finds out it's hard to lead the wrong kind of church in southwest Jefferson County
For these federal prisoners, their last chants finally gave them inner peace.
Praise Goddess! The Wicca Pagan Broadcast Network is ready for another Netcasting day.
Meet Bill McCartney's good buddy, golfing pal and spiritual partner: Pastor James Ryle.
An anti-Scientology activist claims that the church made him an offer he had to refuse: $12 million.
Everything's divine in Arvada, where the GOP has veered sharply to the religious right.
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology.
One of Denver's most promising young Republicans defects to the pagans.
A local conference on apparitions of the Virgin Mary features a Medjugorje speaker. The critics hoot.
For a century this inner-city church has served as a refuge. But its most important mission has always been outside the walls.
So what's with all these Jewish Deadheads? Doug Gertner has a theory or two.
The names of the patriots have changed, but not their tune.
Performance artist Cristofer Lix talks and sings about living with AIDS.
ROY NEAL FOUND HIS CALLING THROUGH TROWEL AND ERROR.
IN THE ONLINE BRAWL OVER SCIENTOLOGY, INTERNET USERS DISCOVER THAT VIRTUAL REALITY BITES BACK.SHOWDOWN IN CYBERSPACE THE BATTLE OVER SCIENTOLOGY'S SECRETS IGNITES A HOLY WAR ON THE INTERNET.
DO TEACHERS GET BETTER WITH AGE? ASK THOSE WHO WERE LET GO AT MACHEBEUF HIGH.