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Roxanne Stone

Roxanne Stone is the managing editor for Religion News Service and the co-host of the RNS, award-winning podcast Saved By the City.

All Stories by Roxanne Stone

Why ‘She Said’ Is a Must-See + Alissa Wilkinson and Christine Emba

By Roxanne Stone — November 24, 2022
Roxy and Katelyn nerd out on the exceptional journalism represented in the film 'She Said'. Christine Emba and Alissa Wilkinson join to talk about the women who came together to expose Harvey Weinstein's predation.

The Midterms and the Myth of the Unmarried Woman + Karen Gonzalez on Immigration

By Roxanne Stone — November 17, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy dive into some research on the state of unmarried women and the church. Plus, guest Karen González on moving beyond welcoming immigrants to relationships of mutuality.

The 7 Worst Things to Tell Your Single Friends

By Roxanne Stone — November 10, 2022
On this episode, Katelyn and Roxy bring you ... "How to Lose Your Single Friends in 10 Words (Or Less)."

‘I didn’t resign because of my mistakes,’ says former Hillsong pastor Brian Houston in video

By Roxanne Stone — November 3, 2022
(RNS) — He had hoped, he said in the video, that the board would refuse his resignation.

We Thought We’d Be Moms. What We Think Now. + Erin S. Lane

By Roxanne Stone — November 3, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy grapple with their own winding paths to life without kids. Erin S. Lane joins to challenge the default scripts of motherhood so often handed to women by society — and churches!

Is My Church a Cult? & Other Spooky Questions + Sam Kestenbaum

By Roxanne Stone — October 26, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by religion reporter Sam Kestenbaum to talk vampires, QAnon devotees, and groups with cult-y vibes (including maybe ... some of the churches we've attended).

How Christian Nationalism Became a Main Character in the Midterms + Jack Jenkins

By Roxanne Stone — October 19, 2022
In this special episode, Roxy talks with RNS religion and politics correspondent Jack Jenkins about why Christian nationalism is playing such an outsized role in American politics right now.

The SBC, Animal Farm & Disneyland + Jonathan Merritt

By Roxanne Stone — June 8, 2022
Roxy Stone and guest host Jonathan Merritt discuss their Southern Baptist upbringings and how it feels to watch your childhood denomination go so off the rails.

‘My race and gender are not obstacles. They’re gifts.’ + Nikki Toyama-Szeto

By Roxanne Stone — June 1, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy talk with Nikki Toyama-Szeto about how she's learned to lead authentically from both her race and gender. She also shares her family's story as survivors of Japanese internment camps.

When Did Being Good Get So Dang Hard? + Sandra Maria Van Opstal

By Roxanne Stone — May 25, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy talk with Sandra Maria Van Opstal about how to pursue a lifestyle of justice without losing your sanity. 

Hillsong and the Scourge of the V-Necked Pastor

By Roxanne Stone — April 27, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy break down the Hillsong breakdown — and explore some of the systemic issues that have seemed to haunt the church from the beginning.

Josh and Leona Kimes, who accused Carl Lentz of abuse, resign from Hillsong Boston

By Roxanne Stone — April 18, 2022
(RNS) — In May of last year, Leona Kimes accused former lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, Carl Lentz, of sexually abusing her while she was working as a nanny for Lentz’s children.

Leaked Hillsong NYC report says sexual misconduct, abuse went beyond Carl Lentz

By Roxanne Stone — April 11, 2022
NEW YORK (RNS) — Details from the leaked report paint a picture of a church leadership rife with abuse, sexual misconduct and secrecy.

Disgraced founding pastor Brian Houston feuds online with Hillsong about his wife’s future

By Roxanne Stone — April 9, 2022
(RNS) — 'Our beautiful church is losing its soul,' Brian Houston concluded in an Instagram post Friday in response to Hillsong board's treatment of his wife and co-founding pastor, Bobbie Houston.

Hillsong pastor Brian Houston resigns after revelations of indiscretions with women

By Roxanne Stone — March 23, 2022
(RNS) — In a statement posted on its website Wednesday, the board said it had accepted Houston's resignation and acknowledged 'there will be much emotion at this news.'
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