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Christian author Josh McDowell apologizes for comments about Black, minority families

By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2021
(RNS) — At a meeting of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the popular Christian author and speaker denounced critical race theory as one of several 'global epidemics' threatening Christians.
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She spent three years in church sanctuary. A new documentary tells her story.

By Yonat Shimron — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Espinal, who is married and has three adult children, had been living in the United States since she was 16.

Base booster or blasphemy? Bible-quoting pro-Trump billboard raises eyebrows in Georgia

By Heather Greene — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — The ad, comparing Trump to Jesus, disappeared a few days later, leaving behind a flurry of confusion and outrage.

Women are essential in the Bible. Now they’re in the Sunday readings

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — ‘What does it look like to tell the Good News through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news?’ asks the Rev. Wilda Gafney.

Study: Religion soothed evangelicals at start of COVID. Politics put them at risk.

By Bob Smietana — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — From the start, religion has divided how Americans respond to COVID.

Rebooting Hildegard of Bingen

By Susan Garthwaite — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Look past pop culture images to the spiritually wise Hildegard, help for our times.

Survey: Who Americans blame for insurrection depends on their faith

By Jack Jenkins — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — White evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to falsely blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Meet Anne Wilson, a 19-year-old singer behind ‘My Jesus,’ a surprise Christian hit

By Bob Smietana — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — A family tragedy has led the Kentucky teen to unexpected success as a Christian musician.

Actress Jessica Chastain looked at more than ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ for new movie

By Adelle M. Banks — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — Tammy Faye Bakker taught ‘everyone is deserving of God's love and grace,’ said Chastain.

Pastoral as well as radical, Bishop Spong gave priests ‘room to exist’

By Cynthia Black — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — The space he created for stretching boundaries was not only theological, but personal.

It’s time at last for an ethical conversation about Afghanistan

By Jim Wallis — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — What have 20 years of war done to our values?

Kenyan Anglican province defies moratorium to ordain woman bishop

By Fredrick Nzwili — September 15, 2021
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Rose Okeno was installed as bishop of the Butere Diocese on Sunday, even as a 2018 moratorium of the Global Anglican Future Conference resolved to halt the consecration of women into the episcopate until a consensus is reached.

Twitter permanently bans Greg Locke, pro-Trump, anti-vax pastor

By Bob Smietana — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — In a Facebook Live video, he claimed to be the first pastor to be banned on Twitter and said his banning was an attack on Christians.
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