A roundup of analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith.
(RNS) — Analysis and insights on this week's top headlines from the world of faith.
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (RNS) — 'There is evil in this world, and evil took two of my dear friends yesterday,' minister Britt Farmer told congregants Monday. 'Not a bullet from a gun — evil. Not ideology — evil.'
MALIBU, Calif. (RNS) — Jim Gash, who was recently named president of Pepperdine University, says a friendship he made with a young Ugandan man falsely accused of murder changed the course of his life.
(The Christian Chronicle) — Five years after contracting Ebola while fighting the epidemic in Liberia, the doctor is heading to Zambia.
TULSA, Okla. (The Christian Chronicle) — Across the Midwest, 28 Red Cross and community shelters in five states have tended to the victims of flooding, tornados and other natural disasters. Many of those shelters are at houses of worship.
DALLAS (RNS) — Almost nine months have passed since an off-duty police officer entered Botham Shem Jean’s apartment and opened fire, killing the church song leader. Bertrum and Allison Jean reflect as a racial unity summit paid tribute to their slain son.
(RNS) — Critics say the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability ignored 'glaring improprieties' in Harvest Bible Chapel’s finances for way too long.
(RNS) — A Pennsylvania judge has overturned the conviction of a former Church of Christ youth minister accused of abusing children at the youth camp he oversaw. The judge said he "reluctantly" ruled that the statute of limitations for reporting the allegations had expired.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — A Christian university renamed an auditorium on campus due to concerns that the venue's namesake — a famed preacher — had made racist remarks in the past.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (RNS) — Elders at a Pennsylvania Church knew that a former youth minister and camp leader had confessed to abuse. But they still allowed him to come to church services until a judge ordered him to stay away.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (RNS) — When local district attorney Kelly Callihan referred an abuse claim against her family’s erstwhile pastor to state authorities, she initiated a series of investigations that renewed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis nationwide.
(RNS) — An obscure provision of the 2017 tax overhaul may end up costing churches and other houses of worship.
TULSA, Okla. (RNS) — The Skatechurch ministry at First United Methodist in Tulsa hopes to reach skateboard fans with the Bible.
(RNS) — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie balances his faith and his politics when it comes to immigration. The Republican congressman supports building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.