(RNS) Three rabbis give sneak peeks at their sermons for the High Holy Days as Jews welcome a New Year and atone for the past year's sins.
Tullian Tchividjian tells RNS he spent hours researching the best way to commit suicide during this period of despair.
When I was 17, I felt called to be a pastor. Now I am one.
Churches and other religious communities can invite candidates to speak, but they need to follow these rules.
Robert Jeffress pastors First Baptist Dallas. His church was once the most prominent voice for segregation in the country
The ministry blocks dissenters and ignores journalists who might ask difficult questions. This is not engaging culture, but evading culture.
It's not just at the General Conference. United Methodists in the pews are also split over LGBT issues.
(RNS) Does higher diversity lead to lower attendance in churches? A new study says yes.
Congregations that grow in diversity may decline in attendance.
About the scary decline of all major American institutions.
The day after the 2012 election, Dr. Robert P. Jones examines the role that values, demographics, and the economy played in American voters’ decision to elect President Barack Obama to a second term in office.
According to a Pew survey released this month, 19% of Americans can be classified as "nones," confessing no religion. People in the church have responded with predictable handwringing and frustration to the idea of secularization, while secular "free thought" blogs are crowing that the end of affiliation in America means the death of faith. Both sides are wrong.
In yesterday's column, Ross Douthat smacked the Episcopalians for selling their Christian birthright for a mess of secularist pottage. If only they had stuck to the old time religion, they wouldn't be shedding parishioners by the flockload. But old-time religion-stickers like the Southern Baptist Convention and Douthat's own Catholic church have also been losing their sheep at a rapid pace. So what gives?
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