the Enneagram has recently developed a cult following and is now being used to help people form healthy relationships.
Author - Jonathan Merritt
Jonathan Merritt is senior columnist for Religion News Service and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He has published more than 2500 articles in outlets like USA Today, The Week, Buzzfeed and National Journal. Jonathan is author of "Jesus is Better Than You Imagined" and "A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars." He resides in Brooklyn, NY.
(RNS) — Many of the secular communities in America that Southern Baptists have painted as evil possess more moral courage than they do.
The beleaguered baptist leader should join a 12-step program. It might teach him how to make amends.
(RNS) — "We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God," writes Jonathan...
(RNS) — Southern Baptists cannot move on because they've been thrust into a larger cultural conversation.
(RNS) — It's been 150 years since the Civil War ended, but does the racist theology remain?
Post-enlightenment Christians read this as a story of dogma and doubt. But it is actually a story of thanks.
(RNS) — 'I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,' said Audrey Assad.
Despite their many similarities, Easter has avoided the controversy that stalks Christmas. Here's why.
(RNS) — A generation ago, evangelical luminaries denounced the Soviet Union and Russian leadership in the strongest possible terms.
Former editor for "The Chicago Tribune" compiles evidence to prove miracles. But is it effective to build a logical case for a mystical event?
If you have courage enough to speak up in this divided and uncivil moment, you'll soon find yourself facing a wave of criticism and resistance.
Author Andrew Root says, "As the church finds itself with an authenticity deficit, it often runs to youthful forms to legitimate it."
"Thank God for psychologists and Lexapro," writes Jonathan Merritt. "Without them, I might be dead today."
(RNS) — 'If someone found cancer to be a gift, wonderful. But there is a certain cruelty to asking suffering people to bear the weight of other people’s theological conundrums,' Christian historian Kate Bowler tells RNS' Jonathan Merritt...