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You are what you read. Voracious reader Danté Stewart explains how reading widely — and far outside his own perspective and experience — has shaped him as a writer and human.
First Nations Version translates the New Testament for Native American readers
(RNS) — ‘We believe it’s a gift not only to our Native people, (but) from our Native people to the dominant culture,’ said Terry Wildman, the lead translator and project manager of the First Nations Version.
Let’s celebrate this Fourth of July without the myth of white Christian innocence
(RNS) — Which will we honor — the Doctrine of Discovery or the Declaration of Independence?
Russell Moore to ERLC trustees: ‘They want me to live in psychological terror’
(RNS) — In February 2020, the president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission defended himself after a second task force was mounted to investigate complaints against him.
Muslim Pro collaborates with UNICEF and Dompet Dhuafa on campaign to support children’s education and welfare in Yemen and Indonesia
Why some preachers rely on holy ghostwriters and other pulpit helps
(RNS) — To keep up with the demand for high-quality sermons, preachers often turn to ghostwriters and researchers, without telling their congregation. At least one expert calls that ‘cheating.’
The Mormon Israel and the problem with “Let God prevail”
The overall idea of translating “Israel” as “let God prevail” ignores the original story, in which Jacob actively refuses to let God prevail.
“Allergic to religion”: Conservative politics can push people out of the pews, new study shows
Various studies have argued that one reason for the rapid rise of the “nones” may be a backlash against the actions of the Religious Right. Three political scientists have now proved that there’s a direct connection.
Wil Gafney, “Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice”
Simran Jeet Singh: The Reverend Dr. Wil Gafney is a scholar, pastor, preacher, and activist. She’s a professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth Texas, where she teaches master’s and doctoral students in initial and advanced degree programs. She’s the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction To The Women Of […]
Tish Harrison Warren, a rising star in Christian spiritual writing
(RNS) — Tish Harrison Warren’s willingness to merge personal vulnerability with deep theological reflection has made her one of the most promising Christian spiritual writers of her generation.
This Valentine’s Day, some pass up chocolates and flowers for love spells
(RNS) — Though magic is a cornerstone of modern-day witchcraft, many who practice spells are not witches but seekers looking to make positive change in their lives.
The most intriguing books on religion we read this year
(RNS) — Our reading list this year, like the rest of our lives, was colored by the triple whammy of 2020: the pandemic, the racial justice protests and the presidential election.