Bob Smietana is a veteran religion writer and editor-in-chief of Religion News Service.
Robert Lesslie, slain doctor, saw ‘Angels in the ER’ and wrote hopeful stories of faith in tragedy
(RNS) — The longtime ER doctor and writer said he often saw God at work in tragedy and crisis.
Baptists of Burma organize multiethnic diaspora rally in DC against coup in Myanmar
(RNS) — Baptists and members of other ethnic Burmese churches will gather in DC in support of protests against the coup in Myanmar.
Beth Moore apologizes for her role in elevating ‘complementarian’ theology that limits women leaders
(RNS) — In an email to Religion News Service, Moore didn’t go quite so far as to say she has entirely abandoned complementarianism. But she no longer sees it as essential.
Andy Ngo, antifa critic, dropped as speaker by Christian conference Q Ideas
(RNS) — Organizers said they believed the conservative social media personality was an independent journalist and antifa expert.
5 faith facts as Baylor and Gonzaga square off for NCAA hoops crown
(RNS) — Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball title game features the first interfaith showdown and only the second matchup between faith-based schools.
Dave Ramsey’s company dropped from ‘Best Workplaces’ list by Inc. magazine
(RNS) — After learning that Dave Ramsey’s company was being sued for firing a pregnant employee, a major business publication dropped Ramsey Solutions from its ‘Best Workplaces’ list.
At second Easter under pandemic rules, Christians glimpse church’s future
(RNS) — The pandemic has ‘redefined for me what church is going to be like and what the definition of membership is,’ said one pastor in North Carolina.
Guidepost report: Bryan Loritts mishandled abuse allegations at former church but did not cover them up
(RNS) — A new report shows how much churches still need to learn about dealing with abuse.
Antique crucifix back on display at historic Mackinac Island church after squirrel attack
(RNS) — Church staff at a historic Michigan church restored a crucifix that had been damaged by a squirrel trapped in the building overnight.
Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship
(RNS) — While Americans still believe in God, a growing number have dropped out of organized religion.
Like Beth Moore, many women preachers have had to break free to follow God’s call
(RNS) — For women preachers, following their call has often conflicted with the rules put forth by their churches — even though people in the pews are open to a woman in the pulpit.
Mormon leaders accused of fraud, misusing tithes in lawsuit filed by brother of former Utah governor
(RNS) — A prominent former church member filed suit after reading an IRS whistleblower report claiming the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had $100 billion in assets that were not being used for charity.
Atlanta churches near spa attacks pray for victims, community
ATLANTA (RNS) — This past weekend, churches prayed for victims and hoped for an end to racism and violence against women.
Jennifer Lyell wanted to stop her abuser by telling her story. Instead, her life fell apart.
(RNS) — When pastors or churches talk about misconduct as a ‘moral failing’ instead of abuse, they send a message that victims and survivors are partially to blame.
Ravi Zacharias ministry to change focus to supporting evangelism and abuse victims
(RNS) — The nonprofit founded by the disgraced evangelist Ravi Zacharias announced plans to trim its workforce and alter its focus.