Kentucky church to investigate Chris Rice, Christian musician, after abuse allegation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — A former student at a Kentucky church has alleged that Rice sexually abused him after meeting him at a church retreat.
Samaritan’s Purse to set up coronavirus field hospital in the Bahamas
(RNS) — The humanitarian relief organization run by Franklin Graham will open a field hospital in Nassau, where hospital facilities are overwhelmed with people suffering from COVID-19.
Former CCM editor and Christian music publicist Jay Swartzendruber dies at 52
(RNS) — The former CCM editor known for his passion for Christian music and artists is mourned by friends in Nashville and beyond.
Lecrae on growing uncomfortable with white evangelicalism and finding ‘Restoration’
(RNS) — The Christian hip-hop artist’s new book examines the spiritual, personal and artistic dimensions of redemption.
SBC seminary votes to retain slaveholders’ names on buildings
(RNS) — Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said: ‘Our task is to honor the saintly without condoning, hiding, or denying the sinful.’
Refugee data on religion disappears as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to US
(RNS) — The State Department no longer is making publicly available a number of statistics about refugees admitted into the United States, including their religious affiliations.
Court rules DC church can hold outdoor services for now
(RNS) — A judge said city limitations are causing a ‘substantial burden’ on Capitol Hill Baptist Church under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Christian musician Sean Feucht brings COVID worship protest to Nashville, had no permit say health officials
(RNS) — Despite local guidelines allowing faith groups to meet for worship, a barnstorming Christian musician played outdoors in Nashville to protest church closures.
Gordon College cuts tuition to make Christian education more accessible
(RNS) — The announcement follows an anonymous $75.5 million donation to the college last year, the largest donation ever made to an evangelical college.
Rattled by Trump’s COVID? Try the Bible’s anti-anxiety treatment
(RNS) — We’ve had a lot of fear the last few months. Take a lesson from the biblical King Jehoshaphat.
Unlike most Christian women’s conferences, the Ally Virtual Tour isn’t shying away from politics
(RNS) — The four-week Ally Tour kicked off Monday (Oct. 5) and brings together a number of female Christian leaders to discuss faith, gender, race and politics in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election.
After Trump tweets about hymn singers’ arrest, church plans another event
(RNS) — The ‘psalm sing’ was promoted by Christ Church, a local congregation run by controversial pastor Doug Wilson, who has long claimed his church plans a ‘spiritual takeover’ of his Idaho town.
LifeWay inks out-of-court agreement with former CEO Thom Rainer
(RNS) — The agreement would require Rainer to keep the terms of his noncompete contract, which he had signed after leaving his position in 2018.
Evangelical leaders seek to ‘take the high road,’ stress agreement as election looms
(RNS) — ‘Today evangelical faith is often being narrowly defined and easily misunderstood and we believe this has long-term ramifications for our public witness in society and effectiveness,’ said the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
New book links the decline of religious authority to the end of empathy
(RNS) — John Compton’s ‘The End of Empathy’ shows how the collapse of religious authority in the 1960s led Christians to evangelical megachurches that resist any efforts at social reform.