Are People Losing Faith in CdA?

Nationally, religious disaffiliation slightly decreased since it’s peak in 2018. However, many reports and news articles describe the causes and impacts. A Northern Nazarene University professor in Nampa said, “Pro-Trump politics may clash with the values of younger members of the church,” and churchs’ and older members political stance on issues such as social justice and LGBTQ rights may cause younger people to worship elsewhere.

“They’re frustrated with the church, but at least in my arena, they’re not done with God,” Leclerc said, noting they may seek faith traditions that are more aligned with their social values.”

The 2020 Census of American Religion reports 29% of Kootenai County residents do not identify with any religion. How does CdA compare? 

We sat down with four local pastors to gauge their experience and views on the topic. All of the pastors reported church growth. Paul Van Noy of Candlelight Christian Fellowship reports his congregation has swelled to nearly 1,800 members despite his interest and involvement in politics. President Tyler Morton of the Coeur d’Alene Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported an increase of 1,000 members over the last five years. Check out our video to see the interviews.

Breaking News: NIC Board Resigns

Ken Howard
Christie Wood
Greg McKenzie

In an unforeseen turn of events, three trustees of North Idaho College have resigned leaving Board Chair Todd Banducci the sole trustee. Kristee Would stated the the replacements Jerome Horwitz, Moses Horwitz, and Louis Feinberg AKA Harry, Moe, and Curly would provide lighter entertainment and work better as a team. The new trustees will have the accreditation team laughing to tears and will aptly pull the wool over their eyes if needed.

For all of you with nothing better to do on a Friday night,  you’re welcome. For the rest of you who who read this later, please note the publishing date on the article (4/1/2022).  Let us know if we’ve outdone the CdA Press on their article for today titled “Titanic Tower Coming to CdA.” On that note: while time apparently exists to joke about high-rises coming to downtown CdA, we first broke the news of an actually proposed high-rise here.