Maina Mwaura

Maina Mwaura is an author at Religion News Service.

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Coach Mark Richt in conversation with Maina Mwaura

By Maina Mwaura — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — Former college football coach Mark Richt talks with Maina Mwaura about his Parkinson’s diagnosis; his new book, ‘Make the Call’; and how his faith has shaped his decisions on and off the field.

Brad Raffensperger in conversation with Maina Mwaura

By Maina Mwaura and Jonathan Woodward — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger talks with Maina Mwaura about the difficulties of being caught in the middle during the fraught 2021 presidential election ballot counting.

Michael W. Smith in conversation with Maina Mwaura

By Maina Mwaura and Jonathan Woodward — June 20, 2021
(RNS) — Michael W. Smith joins us in conversation with Maina Mwaura to reflect on fatherhood and faith.

Lecrae, Bieber appear at prison events as ministries return to correctional facilities

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Maina Mwaura, and Adelle M. Banks — April 16, 2021
(RNS) — Some of the first to return to prison ministry have been high-profile Christians like Lecrae, Justin Bieber and Churchome pastor Judah Smith.

Harry Connick Jr., bunkered for the pandemic, emerges with ‘Alone With My Faith’

By Maina Mwaura — April 6, 2021
(RNS) — While it’s reverent, the album is anything but churchy.

Atlanta churches near spa attacks pray for victims, community

By Maina Mwaura and Bob Smietana — March 22, 2021
ATLANTA (RNS) — This past weekend, churches prayed for victims and hoped for an end to racism and violence against women.

Blaming Christians for the Atlanta shootings isn’t persecution, it’s prosecution

By Maina Mwaura — March 19, 2021
(RNS) — How Christians handle this moment will be a defining passage, in the Atlanta area and across the country.

Tim Keller’s new book is not about cancer, but race, justice and resurrection

By Maina Mwaura — March 15, 2021
(RNS) — "I wanted the book to focus primarily on the resurrection and the hope that we have," Keller told me.

Georgia SBC church faces banishment for accepting LGBTQ members

By Maina Mwaura — February 19, 2021
(RNS) — As the South changes, its dominant denomination faces defining decisions over inclusion.

What evangelical men can learn from Amy Grant and Annie F. Downs

By Maina Mwaura — February 12, 2021
(RNS) — It's past time for evangelical men like me to learn from Christian women about leadership.

Jimmy Carter taught me how to pray for a president

By Maina Mwaura — January 28, 2021
(RNS) — Given our high expectations for our presidents, we must consider how we should pray for this person.

What Andrew Young taught me about keeping King’s movement going

By Maina Mwaura — January 17, 2021
(RNS) — What we celebrate on Martin Luther King Day is not the overcoming, but the struggle.

At the Capitol, evangelicals’ ‘Thou art the man’ moment

By Maina Mwaura — January 9, 2021
(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

By Maina Mwaura — December 8, 2020
(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

By Maina Mwaura — November 17, 2020
(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.
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