(RNS) — Critics say Hosanna Wong, a spoken word artist and pastor, should be dropped from the program at a major Southern Baptist pastor’s conference because the denomination bans women pastors.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Speakers at the National Prayer Breakfast, which organizers said drew about 4,000 people, urged attendees to love their enemies and not allow contempt to divide the nation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — A Christian university says it is open to hiring non-Christian faculty from an art school it recently acquired. Belmont University's provost had made headlines for saying the school would not hire non-Christians.
(RNS) — John Ortberg, megachurch pastor and author, apologized for not banning a volunteer who confessed to being attracted to children.
(RNS) — A Christian marriage and sex blogger says a bestselling book called 'Love and Respect' has a toxic message. The book's author rejects that claim and says he's spent decades trying to prevent abuse.
(RNS) — After a sermon clip about ‘satanic pregnancies’ went viral on social media, presidential adviser Paula White tweeted that she was simply referencing a Bible verse. She said her words were taken out of context.
(RNS) — Jack Van Impe, a televangelist who for decades warned viewers about the end of the world, died at 88.
(RNS) — Partridge says that house churches — small, intimate communities of faith — can restore hope to those who have lost faith in organized religion. The social media guru and serial entrepreneur has reinvented himself as pastor for the digital age in recent years. But he has struggled to overcome a history of plagiarism.
(RNS) — The controversial Canadian preacher called the inquiry into his conduct a ‘witch hunt,’ but said he has left ministry to focus on his beard care company.
(RNS) — 2019 was a year full of losses, scandals and tragedies, from the deaths of author Rachel Held Evans and pastor Jarrid Wilson to the attacks on houses of worship from New Zealand to California and continued revelations of abuse in religious institutions. And yet faith persists in the midst of a changing religious landscape.
(RNS) — In 2012, Walter Slonopas quit his job as a maintenance worker after '666' showed up on his official tax forms. In the years since, things have turned out well for Slonopas — he found a new job with better pay, while his former company closed down.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Aspiring musician Luke Putney hopes to help others while recovering from a brain tumor and stroke that left him unable to walk and play his guitar or bass. Earlier this fall, he walked a modified marathon — a mile a day for 26 days — to raise money for his charity, which helps provide funds for music therapy.
LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Retiring interfaith leader William Vendley says faith leaders must focus on the common good — as well as the interests of their own communities — in order to help address issues like climate change, peace and terrorism.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — In a changing media landscape, VeggieTales has survived for 25 years on parents' familiarity and trust, experts say. A reboot of the iconic kids show debuts this fall on TBN.
(RNS) — During WWII, a group of refugees from the Holocaust found a safe haven in upstate New York as guests of President Roosevelt. Former refugees returned this week to mark the 75th anniversary of their arrival in 1944.