'Hymn for the 81%': A conversation with Daniel Deitrich
(RNS) — A lot of contemporary worship music doesn’t offer the best theology, but 'Hymn for the 81%,' by a South Bend, Indiana, worship leader, has gone viral with a cocktail of prophetic fire and Christ-like grace.
Johnny Cash's gospel versus the temptations of nationalism
(RNS) — Cash was an outspoken patriot, and his patriotism made the gospel messages found in his music vulnerable to distortion.
Brazil judge orders Netflix to remove film with gay Jesus
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program.
Iranian cultural sites include landmarks important to Jews and Christians, too
(RNS) — Among Iran's important religious sites are the tombs of Esther and Mordecai, Daniel and King Cyrus.