(RNS) — A Pew Research Center survey released Friday (Aug. 7) found that TV, exercise and friends are more popular ways of coping with the pandemic than prayer or the Bible.
(RNS) — A small United Methodist church in Texas is ‘absolutely heartbroken’ after losing its pastor to the coronavirus, according to the church’s district superintendent.
(RNS) — Spirituality has been part of Beyoncé’s journey, from singing ‘Amazing Grace’ and a gospel medley on albums with Destiny’s Child to embodying the divine feminine from a number of religious traditions in her recent visual albums and appearances.
(RNS) — The civil rights leader’s life was marked by his deep Christian witness, and so it was fitting that his funeral also was marked by powerful moments of faith.
CHICAGO (RNS) — ‘Just like the churches, we had to pivot, too,’ said Jeanne Berney, chief operating officer of Picturehouse Entertainment, the film’s distributor.
(RNS) — Barbecue Baptist Church, an outreach of First Baptist Church of Navasota, Texas, is traveling the South with fresh BBQ, a little levity and a reminder that people care.
(RNS) — But even for those churches that have reopened, services likely don’t look like they did before COVID-19 upended everyday life in the United States.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Rev. Tim Blackmon describes what he believes to be a clash of cultures between his ‘Dutch upbringing’ and the ‘deeply religious and very Midwestern culture of Wheaton College.’
(RNS) — ‘What we saw between January and June was that 13 million people in America, who were previously really engaging meaningfully with Scripture, no longer were, and that was a serious drop-off,’ said John Plake of the American Bible Society.
(RNS) — ‘I think sometimes what kindness means, if we’re doing it well, is that we are righteously angry,’ said Ashlee Eiland, formation and preaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church near Grand Rapids, Michigan.
(RNS) — The Colorado-based counselor’s message that it is OK to ‘try softer’ rather than to try harder — or ‘white-knuckle’ one’s way through life, as she puts it — feels especially relevant in the midst of a pandemic.
CHICAGO (RNS) — As people across the country deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s reckoning over racism, many Christian leaders, organizations and churches are providing resources not only to care for their spiritual and physical health, but also their mental health.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Meanwhile, the former chaplain says his firing comes after he shared theological articles the college ‘deemed ideologically problematic.’
CHICAGO (RNS) — The flagship evangelical Christian college announced the Rev. Tim Blackmon’s dismissal Friday (July 3) in an email to the campus community from Wheaton President Philip Ryken.
(RNS) — Oil must stop flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline by Aug. 5, according to a decision Monday (July 6) by Judge James E. Boasberg.