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Wanna Get a Read on Somebody? Check Out Their Bookshelf

By Jonathan Woodward — October 13, 2021

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.

Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human

By Karen Swallow Prior — September 28, 2021

(RNS) — Humans’ ability to appreciate beauty reflects our nature as beings made in the image of God.

I preached the Dickens about antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2021

(RNS) — The antidote to antisemitism? Pro-semitism.

First Nations Version translates the New Testament for Native American readers

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 31, 2021

(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

By Robert P. Jones — July 2, 2021

(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’

By Religion News Service — June 2, 2021

(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.

Why some preachers rely on holy ghostwriters and other pulpit helps

By Bob Smietana — April 28, 2021

(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”

By Jana Riess — March 29, 2021

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

By Jana Riess — March 12, 2021

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”

By — March 3, 2021

 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

By Jana Riess — February 26, 2021

(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

By Antonio Pagliarulo — February 12, 2021

(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

By RNS staff — December 23, 2020

(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.

The best religion books of 2020

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 23, 2020

Biblio-therapy for the ill at ease. That means — all of us.

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