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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer is an author at Religion News Service.

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If Costco can reopen safely, why not Illinois churches, Gov. Pritzker?

By Ed Stetzer — May 12, 2020
(RNS) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants churches to wait to reopen, for perhaps as long as a year. But churches could reopen while using the same social distancing at work at grocery stores.

What happens when the church leaves the building

By Ed Stetzer — April 3, 2020
(RNS) — Christians are called to ‘redeem the time.’ This pandemic is perhaps the best opportunity for paradigm change we’ve seen in our lifetimes.

Should churches forsake gathering for the sake of the vulnerable?

By Ed Stetzer — March 12, 2020
(RNS) — During a pandemic, churches can love their neighbors by closing down worship services.

3 ways to practice civility after a very uncivil election

By Ed Stetzer — November 9, 2016
(RNS) Christians are called to lovingly engage people as Jesus did. But what does this look like when we all dig our heels into one side of a sea of red and blue?

Burkinis and the stripping of religious liberty

By Ed Stetzer — August 30, 2016
(RNS) First, they came for the Muslim women in the burkinis …

Before flooding Louisiana with ‘help,’ read this

By Ed Stetzer — August 16, 2016
(RNS) You need to resist the urge to self-deploy or to send resources, at least for the moment.

3 reasons Christians should back religious freedom for all (COMMENTARY)

By Ed Stetzer — December 30, 2015
(RNS) What Americans, especially Christian Americans, must understand is this: Religious freedom for some is not religious freedom for long.

Roseburg killings: How should Christians respond? (COMMENTARY)

By Ed Stetzer — October 2, 2015
Are Christians being targeted? Maybe. But we can follow the beautiful example of our brothers and sisters in Christ in Charleston. When evil came knocking, forgiveness answered.
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