Maina Mwaura is an author at Religion News Service.
At the Capitol, evangelicals’ ‘Thou art the man’ moment
(RNS) — Evangelicals must stand up and call out our political leaders’ sins for the good of our leadership.
Six white men shouldn’t decide Southern Baptist position on race
(RNS) — Last week’s statement from the presidents of six SBC seminaries opposing critical race theory isn’t good for the denomination or evangelism.
Rachel Held Evans’ father on his daughter’s final days and the ongoing impact of her life
(RNS) — ‘I was her dad, and was proud to be so. I didn’t try to put the brakes on Rachel. Controversial issues were hers to play out,’ Peter Held tells RNS in an exclusive interview a year and a half after his daughter’s death.
Kamala Harris talks about her own faith and how it might influence a Biden-Harris White House
(RNS) — In an email Q&A, the vice presidential nominee shows how she thinks about the government’s role in protecting people of faith and ensuring religious freedom.
Trump, confirmed a Presbyterian, now identifies as ‘non-denominational Christian’
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A rare exchange about religion-related matters with a president who, while allying closely with evangelical Christian leaders, has spoken little about his own faith.
Evangelical hobnobbing at the White House spreads more than the Gospel
(RNS) — The irony in this is that these men who came to see Judge Amy Coney Barrett be nominated for the Supreme Court support Judge Barrett precisely because of her pro-life stance.
Why John Onwuchekwa, a Black pastor and rising star, gave up on Southern Baptists
(RNS) — John Onwuchekwa, a Southern Baptist Church planter, said SBC leaders’ ties to President Donald Trump and the denomination’s inability to deal with issues of race and justice meant he could not in good faith remain part of the SBC.
Widow of Mother Emanuel pastor: ‘Much prayer is needed’ four years after attack
(RNS) — Jennifer Pinckney, whose husband, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was killed in the attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, reflects on her life four years later. She says that listening to his sermons ‘ministered to me through some tough moments in my life.’
Ken Starr on his faith, the Mueller investigation, the Clintons and refugees
(RNS) — The former independent counsel and university president speaks about how his faith shaped his work and his views of refugees.