Jerry Pattengale

Jerry Pattengale is an author at Religion News Service.

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The scientific meltdown over a controversial discovery of ‘biblical Sodom’

By Jerry Pattengale — April 20, 2022
(RNS) — The remains of a city’s fiery demise near the Dead Sea have archaeologists at odds.

Earliest mention of ‘Yahweh’ found in archaeological dump

By Jerry Pattengale — March 26, 2022
(RNS) — The artifact, less than 1 inch in length and width, and known as a curse tablet, may spur renewed debate on the dating of biblical events, especially those told in the Book of Exodus.

Gutenberg, meet Gruenewald. App builder’s YouVersion puts Bible in half-billion phones.

By Jerry Pattengale — November 19, 2021
(RNS) — This month the free app surpassed 500 million downloads. That's equivalent to one-sixteenth of the world's population.

‘Wisdom gushing out of him’: A remembrance of Robert E. Cooley

By Jerry Pattengale — April 1, 2021
(RNS) — Cooley, former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, died Thursday (April 1) at age 91.

The Capitol offense: A Christian professor’s warning 50 years ago

By Jerry Pattengale — January 27, 2021
(RNS) — The prescient words of professor Glenn Martin remind us why biblical Christians should reverence government as a gift of God in a fallen world.

‘Purpose over politics’ at the National Prayer Breakfast

By Jerry Pattengale — February 9, 2018
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In its 66th year, the event was a reminder that the dream needs to be stronger than the struggle.

Chaplain Black gave us a new piece of our oral history

By Jerry Pattengale — February 5, 2017
(RNS) With his Darius Rucker voice, Martin Luther King Jr. prose, G.K. Chesterton depth and Billy Graham anointing, the Senate chaplain provoked our minds and prodded our emotions.
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