(AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California.
(RNS) — Faithful from five continents will join in prayers for the intercession of Mary for the end of the pandemic, emphasizing the global reach of the church.
(RNS) — Too many white evangelicals are silent about the death of George Floyd and the racial divide of the American church.
(RNS) — The professor, Christopher House, said that Falwell’s tweets ‘undermine my very presence in the online classroom, because those images were created to perpetuate the presumed incompetence of black folks in any classroom.’
(RNS) — With a USDA grant, Baptists on Mission, an auxiliary of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is remaking itself as a food distribution network in the wake of the coronavirus.
Taylor Petrey's new book argues that gender identity in Mormonism is not fixed, but fluid and changeable. It only *looks* like gender essentialism.
(RNS) — ‘He was like the OG of the neighborhood and made sure that we were welcomed in ... in the Bible we call it a ‘person of peace.’ He helped us and allowed us to operate in his neighborhood.’
NEW YORK (AP) — Personal spirituality remains an unquestioned guidepost for some scientists leading the U.S. response to coronavirus.
(RNS) — Even in today’s ‘cancel culture,’ where disagreement typically leads to vitriol, Zacharias had a gift for disarming hostility with gentleness, humor and respect.
(RNS) — I'm numb. The kind of numb that doesn't mean you can't feel anything but that you feel all the things at once and don't know how to name it or what to do about it.
(RNS) — ‘Every weekend, we are cooking to take food to socialize,’ Teresia Wambugu said. ‘Now, we’re not going anywhere. But for some people that’s good. We had forgotten about God. Families weren’t eating together. Now, they are home like a family.’
(RNS) — Biden’s comment was, as many have pointed out, inappropriate and offensive for its presumption to speak for African Americans. Metaxas’ tweet, however, was worse.
(RNS) — United Methodists plan to head to Minneapolis for their General Conference in 2021, where they will discuss the denomination's future. The meeting was postponed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(RNS) — How church leaders have fought back against government orders to restrict their gatherings.
(RNS) — The Texas ruling may be the first time that a breakaway diocese has prevailed in a legal fight over church property.