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Roxanne Stone

Roxanne Stone is the managing editor for Religion News Service. She has worked for more than 15 years in publishing with a focus on the intersection of faith and culture. She formerly served as editor in chief for Barna Group, editorial director for RELEVANT Media Group, as well as at Christianity Today and Group Publishing. Roxanne lives in New York City.

All Stories by Roxanne Stone

Philip Yancey on the Blessing of Deconstruction

By Roxanne Stone — December 22, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by Philip Yancey, whose books have long been a guide for the doubting, deconstructing Christian.

Am I a New Yorker Yet?

By Roxanne Stone — December 15, 2021
There's nothing like going home for the holidays to make a person wonder where they really belong. Katelyn and Roxy are joined by Elizabeth Passarella, a southern evangelical transplant who moved to NYC more than 20 years ago

The Punk Rock Spirit of the Virgin Mary

By Roxanne Stone — December 8, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by author Kaya Oakes as they talk about how women — past and present — are so often being shaped into the image men want. Including the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. 

Our History Books Were Missing Some Chapters

By Roxanne Stone — November 24, 2021
Thanksgiving may still be a favorite holiday, but its origin myths have long since been revealed to be just that: myths. And dangerous ones at that.

How To Help Your Homeless Neighbors — Really

By Roxanne Stone — November 17, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by homeless advocate Kevin Nye and Shams DaBaron, "da homeless hero," for challenging conversations on how to help — both on a personal level and a systemic one.

This One’s for the Lonely

By Roxanne Stone — November 10, 2021
Ekemini Uwan joins to discuss the difference between solitude and loneliness — how we can lean into being alone and also seek meaningful connection.

Weathering the Age of Rage

By Roxanne Stone — November 3, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by political analyst Kirsten Powers as they ask: can you stay centered in an age of extremes?

Demons! Demons Everywhere!

By Roxanne Stone — October 27, 2021
Fall festivals! Hell Houses! Satanic Panic! Katelyn and Roxy are joined by Tyler Huckabee as they dredge up some ghosts of evangelical Halloween's past.

When Church Hurts Like Hell

By Roxanne Stone — October 20, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy, joined by Kyle J. Howard, explore why church wounds and spiritual abuse inflict such lasting damage in people's lives.

Promise Keepers says it has changed. The times have changed more.

By Roxanne Stone — July 16, 2021
(RNS) — An organization once committed to a post-political future has reemerged into a culture entrenched in a bitter partisan battle.

A pair of Hillsong docuseries planned, examining the megachurch’s culture, the fall of Carl Lentz

By Roxanne Stone — June 23, 2021
(RNS) — Both docuseries are planned in partnership with separate news organizations and based on their respective coverage of the ongoing scandals plaguing the global megachurch, with a spotlight on Hillsong NYC and its disgraced former pastor.

Exclusive: Sex abuse allegations by Carl Lentz’s former nanny put spotlight on Hillsong culture

By Roxanne Stone — May 31, 2021
NEW YORK (RNS) — The allegations, which Lentz denies, are the most recent chapter in a scandal that has caused turmoil in the global church.

Josh Duggar released with strict conditions as he awaits trial on possession of child sexual abuse materials

By Roxanne Stone — May 6, 2021
(RNS) — During the virtual hearing, a federal agent said the images downloaded on Duggar’s computer were among ‘the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.’

Former reality star, Josh Duggar, arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, pleads not guilty

By Roxanne Stone — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — The conservative Christian and former star of '19 Kids and Counting' faces his latest sexual scandal.

Another Hillsong East Coast pastor resigns, this time over revealing Instagram selfies

By Roxanne Stone — April 29, 2021
NEW YORK (RNS) — The New Jersey pastor sent explicit photos on Instagram stories to his ‘close friends,’ but also included a 30-year-old woman who used to volunteer for him at the church.
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