Steve Rabey

Steve Rabey is an author at Religion News Service.

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Cohousing communities hope to offer antidote to America’s epidemic of loneliness

By Steve Rabey — April 22, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) — In a time of social isolation and loneliness, cohousing communities are on the rise. Residents say life together has challenges but offers many rewards.

Rick Christian leaves literary agency that transformed Christian publishing

By Steve Rabey — March 14, 2019
(RNS) — Christian’s Alive agency created a market for a slate of faith-based authors who together topped the New York Times best-seller list 15 times.

Compassion International’s Roadshow Tour combines music and ministry

By Steve Rabey — March 1, 2019
(RNS) — Christian musicians have promoted the work of Colorado Springs-based Compassion International for decades, convincing tens of thousands of fans to sponsor children living in poverty.

New film highlights belief that Trump’s election was God’s plan

By Steve Rabey — September 26, 2018
(RNS) — The film is part of a small but influential 'Trump prophecy' movement that proclaims the current administration is divinely ordained and condemns its critics as servants of Satan.

Christian camps get creative to attract youth in a tech-distracted age

By Steve Rabey — July 30, 2018
(RNS) — Nearly half of the estimated 14 million Americans going to camp this summer will be attending Christian camps.

Ministries and money: Christian charities that use your money wisely

By Steve Rabey — November 23, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) Nearly a third of the $373 billion that Americans donated to charity last year went to religious organizations.

White male leadership persists at evangelical ministries

By Steve Rabey — September 6, 2016
(RNS) Only one of 33 major national organizations contacted for this article is led by a woman. And only three are led by nonwhite males.

Evangelicals: We don’t have all the answers

By Steve Rabey — April 28, 2016
DENVER (RNS) As evangelicals fear losing social influence amid America’s shifting mores, some are reaching out to the other side.

‘A purpose to everything under the sun, including marijuana’

By Steve Rabey — March 9, 2016
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) "God made the plant, and said in Genesis 1:31 that everything he made was very good."

Anti-abortion groups condemn Planned Parenthood shooting

By Steve Rabey — November 30, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) Colorado Springs, known as “the Vatican of evangelical Christianity," is headquarters of dozens of conservative evangelical ministries that oppose abortion. Many condemned Friday’s shooting.

At 72, gospel’s most successful unknown artist won’t slow down

By Steve Rabey — November 21, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service(UNDATED) Bill Gaither may not be an A-list celebrity or household name, but over a half century he has sold 20 million recordings and 20 million DVDs _ more than any other gospel performer.And the impact of this musical legend far exceeds mere sales figures.He and his wife Gloria have written […]

Mormon mom finds a teachable moment in vampire film

By Steve Rabey — November 12, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Stories about love, lust and the undead may not seem like the best vehicle for teaching teens about faith and morality. But for Stephenie Meyer, who has been called “the Mormon Anne Rice,” her best-selling “Twilight” books and upcoming movie contain plenty of teachable moments. Meyer, a wife and […]

`The Shack’ proves an unlikely success story

By Steve Rabey — September 3, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) “The Shack,” a novel of horror and healing that was rejected by more than a dozen publishers, has sold more than 2 million copies to become the bestselling religion book of the past year. Author William P. Young, who goes by Paul, says he wasn’t writing for the masses […]

Oprah’s unorthodox gospel comes under scrutiny

By Steve Rabey — July 8, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Oprah Winfrey has become a catalyst for a new journalistic project and increasing news coverage by conservative Christians questioning and criticizing her spiritual beliefs. Some evangelical Christians have voiced alarm that Winfrey is introducing the 46 million viewers who watch her each week to nontraditional spirituality they don’t condone. […]

NEWS FEATURE: Ironic? Yes. Cynical? No. GenX Author Douglas Coupland Clears the Record

By Steve Rabey — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service DENVER _ Douglas Coupland didn’t coin the term “Generation X,” but he may as well have. Soon after the 1991 publication of his debut work of fiction, “Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture,” Coupland became an unofficial international spokesman for the Angst and ambivalence of literate, lonely post-baby boomers. […]
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