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Religion

Religion calendar, July 1-8, 2016

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Vacation Bible Schools:

Schreder to take top spot at STM

CHAMPAIGN — A one-time St. Thomas More teacher is returning to take over as head administrator of Champaign's Catholic high school.

Jason Schreder is the pick to replace outgoing Principal Ryan Bustle, the Catholic Diocese of Peoria announced. Bustle is leaving at month's end for an administrative position at Pontiac High.

In its fourth year, AudioFeed not your typical Christian-music festival

URBANA — Musician and professed Christian Sean Michel likes to say "quote unquote" when he uses the term Christian music.

The gospel-music artist who performs at AudioFeed coming up this week in Urbana said there's a lot of cynicism and even disdain for "Christian music."

He himself believes most "Christian music" is not that good and is kind of cheesy.

Religion calendar, June 24-July 1, 2016

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Studio Visit: Stephen Buzard

Stephen Buzard, 27, formerly of Urbana, now of New York, chats with Melissa Merli. Buzard will become  the director of music at St. James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago on Sept. 1. He is currently the acting organist and director of music at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York.

Don Follis: In the river of grief, love is stronger than death

After the horrific killings in Orlando last weekend a man said to me, "I just can't imagine." That response reminded me of a reply I heard from a person earlier this spring. After watching Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives by crowding onto flimsy boats and taking out across the Mediterranean Sea, he said, "I just can't imagine. Besides, I try to keep my emotions out of the news."

Religion calendar, June 17-24, 2016

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Religion calendar, June 10-17, 2016

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Area update: Couple's attorneys argue decision should stand

SPRINGFIELD — Attorneys for a same-sex couple who were denied the opportunity to hold their civil union ceremony at a bed-and-breakfast west of Paxton say that an administrative law judge's finding that the B&B's owner discriminated against them should stand — plus the $80,000 in fines the judge has recommended be brought against the business.

Don Follis: Familiar voice comes from spending time together

A few years back on an overnight train from Shanghai to Beijing, I lay in my sleeper berth thinking about the quick-acting professor with whom I had spent the previous week.