Daniel Burke worked for Religion News Service from 2006-2013. He now co-edits CNN's Belief Blog.
Beneath the stereotypes, a stressful life for preachers’ kids
(RNS) Between the stereotypes of preachers’ kids as either goody two-shoes or devilish hellions lies a tense and sometimes taxing reality, the children of clergy say. Just ask Franklin Graham.
Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Holocaust survivors * Finding Misha * George Jones
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s journey from Joan Jett lookalike to hijab-wearing conspiracy theorist. The mysterious Misha is found in Rhode Island. George Jones and the Christ-haunted South.
Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Brothers Tsarnaev * Muslim last rites * Boy Scouts
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev regained consciousness. Attention focuses on Dagestan, a “hub of jihadist recruitment.” The Boy Scouts’ new gay policy mirrors the Mormon church.
Live: Obama at interfaith service for victims of Boston bombing
Watch President Obama at the interfaith service for victims of the Boston bombing.
Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Obama in Boston * Time’s 100 * Halal McDonald’s?
President Obama will attend an interfaith service in Boston.Three religious leaders make the Time 100 most influential list. Is McDonald’s chicken really halal?
Boston Marathon’s holy ground and sacred bonds
(RNS) Just as Jews pray to celebrate Passover “next year in Jerusalem” and Muslims pledge to visit Mecca, marathoners want to “run Boston.” For runners, Monday’s bombs struck on holy ground, endangering sacred bonds.
Pope Francis tells Bostonians to “combat evil with good”
(RNS) Pope Francis sent a telegram to Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Tuesday, expressing sympathy for the victims of the marathon bombings and urging Americans to “overcome evil with good.”
As they turn 150, Adventists still pray for the apocalypse
(RNS) They started as a movement determined that Christ would return any day now. Now, as the Seventh-day Adventists turn 150 years old, there’s growing tension about building an institution that many hope won’t last much longer.
Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Holocaust Remembrance * Rick Warren’s son * Juche
Remembering the six million killed in the Shoah. Do churches ignore mental illness? Words of hope from Wendell Berry.
Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Cesar Chavez * Piper’s swan song * CCD or OCD?
Pope promises to wash the feet of everyone on Earth. Conservatives attack President Obama’s dog for hunting Easter eggs. American Atheists announce belief in higher power.
Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Maundy Thursday * DOMA dancing * Peep Benedict
Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday. The Supremes dance around DOMA. Peep Benedict enjoys a sweet retirement.
Monday’s Religion News Roundup: Sweet Sistine * Pope Alarm * Mormon scriptures
Is it time for a pope of color? Will Cardinal Dolan run out of socks before a new pope is picked? Why did LDS leaders change Mormon scriptures?