The Slingshot: Fiorina’s faith, Cruz as Lucifer, German Islam, Holy Spirit(s)



Need to know: 04/28/2016

Leap of faith

5 faith facts about Carly: ‘What you make of yourself is your gift to God’

Sen. Ted Cruz announced that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. More from Religion News Service

The Devil you know?

John Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh.’

The former House Speaker said he'd vote for Donald Trump in the general election if Trump were the Republican presidential nominee, but never Cruz. More from

Beats Lucifer

German cardinal tarred as ‘Antichrist’ for defending Muslims

Support for far right politicians who espouse anti-Muslim views has grown amid the influx of over 1 million immigrants to Germany last year. More from Religion News Service

Reformation 2.0?

Muslim theology faculties develop an ‘Islam for Germany’

The practical approach these faculties have taken contrasts sharply with the increasingly shrill declarations coming from Germany’s far-right. More from Religion News Service

The power of the brand

Pope Francis skullcap fetches $18,000 in online auction

Not too shabby for an item linked to one of the world's sharpest critics of unfettered capitalism. More from Religion News Service

Holy Spirit(s)

Bible and a brew: Groups get together to talk faith over a pint

Assemblages like 'Jesus + Beer' are part of a national trend of groups combining Bible study with elbow-bending. More from





Bonus tracks

Sponsored Content

Pope’s first kids book explores life, God — and dancing

Other questions from children from around the world ranged from “What did God do before the world was made?” to whether the pope likes soccer. More from Religion News Service

Video of the Day: Religious Illiteracy

The Daily Show: ‘Confused Islamophobes target American Sikhs

Hasan Minhaj sits down with designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia to find out how Islamophobia is affecting America's (non-Muslim) Sikh population. More from

Balancing act

Why greater diversity may (temporarily) thin out your pews

Congregations that grow in diversity may decline in attendance. More from Religion News Service

Not just baking cakes this time

Tennessee counselors can refuse patients for religious reasons

The American Counseling Association called the legislation an “unprecedented attack” on the counseling profession and said Tennessee was the only state to ever pass such a law. More from

Faith-based shell game?

The Mercy Girls

These young women enrolled in an influential Christian counseling center for help. That's not what they found. More from Slate Magazine