Bobby Ross Jr.

Bobby Ross Jr. is an author at Religion News Service.

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Weekend Plug-in: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020

(RNS) — Guns at church, the rituals of dying and other top headlines from this week in religion news.

Weekend Plug-in: June 5, 2020

June 6, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith this week.

Weekend Plug-in: May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith produced by Religion Unplugged.

Weekend Plug-in: May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

Editor’s note: “Weekend Plug-in,” featuring analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith, is produced by Religion Unplugged. (RNS) — Culture wars, meet the coronavirus. In the nation’s latest religious freedom battle, church leaders in numerous states — from New York to Oregon — are clashing with governors over how and when to resume in-person gatherings. […]

Weekend Plug-in: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

Editor’s note: “Weekend Plug-in,” featuring analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith, is produced by Religion Unplugged. Like so many of her devoted readers, I miss the stellar journalism of Rachel Zoll, longtime national religion writer for The Associated Press. But I have positive news to report about Zoll, who was diagnosed with brain cancer […]

Weekend Plug-in: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith is produced by Religion Unplugged.

Weekend Plug-in: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis, insights and the week’s top headlines from the world of faith, from Religion Unplugged.

Weekend Plug-in: April 24

April 27, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith from Religion Unplugged.

Weekend plug-in: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith this week.

Weekend Plug-in: April 3, 2020

April 4, 2020

A roundup of analysis, insights and top headlines from the world of faith.

Weekend Plug-in: March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

(RNS) — Analysis and insights on this week’s top headlines from the world of faith.

Texas church grieves, prays, sings after deadly shooting  

December 31, 2019

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.’

‘Divine collision’ shaped the life of Jim Gash, Pepperdine’s new president

December 3, 2019

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.

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly returning to Africa as medical missionary

July 17, 2019

(The Christian Chronicle) — Five years after contracting Ebola while fighting the epidemic in Liberia, the doctor is heading to Zambia.

At 87, ‘disaster deacon’ opens his heart — and church — to flooding victims

June 17, 2019

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.

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