Former employee sues Dave Ramsey’s company for alleged religious discrimination, ‘cult-like’ atmosphere
(RNS) — The lawsuit claims employees have to submit to Ramsey as a spiritual leader and agree with his views on COVID-19, with no questions allowed.
Interfaith campus partnerships are building bridges to overcome our divisions
In Los Angeles, a pair of art exhibitions centers the Black worship experience
First drag queen certified as a candidate for United Methodist ministry ‘speaking in a new way to new people’
(RNS) — Isaac Simmons is the first openly gay man to be certified within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and, as far as anyone can tell, the first drag queen certified in the United Methodist Church.
Protesters rally to cause of ‘jailed’ Canadian church as pastor awaits trial
(RNS) — The pastor is a former student of the Rev. John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, who has resisted COVID-19 restrictions there.
Liberty University shake-ups continue as Falwell Jr.’s son leaves post as VP
(RNS) — Trey Falwell was a vice president of university operations at the evangelical Christian school.
New book explores how Desmond Tutu’s Christian mysticism helped unite a nation
(RNS) — In his new book, ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor,’ Michael Battle delves into the ways Tutu’s religious formation shaped a vision that helped topple apartheid and unite a riven nation.
How Tutu’s spirituality incorporated Christian mysticism with the African notion of interdependency
(RNS) — Tutu’s worldview of Christian mysticism counteracts the system of apartheid. His Ubuntu incorporates the African Bantu perspective of personhood with a mystical image of God’s diversity in unity.
Volcanic eruption in Caribbean prompts Baptist church meals, relief agency supplies
(RNS) — A local pastor and international relief agencies plan to assist St. Vincent residents with physical and spiritual needs during what is expected to be a long recovery.
Mercy Haub: I know what cancer means
(RNS) — Mercy Haub, a preacher’s daughter and cancer survivor, recently shared her story on national television.
DMX was my John the Forerunner
(RNS) — DMX pointed me to Jesus not through a sermon or a Bible study, but through his bold faith that didn’t paper over his flaws.
Planned Parenthood announces new clergy advocacy board members, many from red states
(RNS) — ‘As a clergyperson who discovered my call to ministry within a Planned Parenthood, it was a no-brainer,’ said the Rev. Katey Zeh, who heads the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
As policies shift, Protestants and other faith groups join Catholics in helping immigrants at the border
(RNS) — As the number of arrivals increases, Catholic groups are often relying on an array of faith-based ecumenical partners to handle the influx of people hoping to cross the border.
How complementarianism became part of evangelical doctrine
(The Conversation) — The belief that God assigned gender roles formed in response to the women’s liberation movement.
Hillsong to ‘pause’ operations at Dallas campus, citing leadership failures
(RNS) — New revelations about the former Dallas pastors as well as pandemic woes have led the global behemoth to announce a shuttering of the Dallas location for now.