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With Keller’s death, ‘young, restless, and reformed’ new Calvinists are at a crossroads

By Bob Smietana and Kathryn Post — June 6, 2023
(RNS) — The Reformed resurgence swept through evangelicalism in the early 2000s, fueled by Calvinism, charisma and complementarianism. Despite the fall of a number of leaders, the movement retains staying power.
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Seattle’s Quest Church leaves ECC as church affirms LGBTQ Christians

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — The Seattle megachurch’s move to disaffiliate from the denomination comes as the ECC was prepared to vote this summer on expelling Quest and Awaken Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, over the churches' support for LGBTQ Christians.

Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem.

By Amy Julia Becker — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — There's a power in the ordinary church.

Agnes Abuom, global ecumenist, peacemaker and African church leader, dies at 73

By Fredrick Nzwili — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — A longtime official with the World Council of Churches, Abuom played a significant role in the search for peace in Sudan and South Sudan after the latter gained independence from Sudan in 2011.

Virtual worshippers often satisfied, but more Americans choose in-person services

By Adelle M. Banks — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Broadly speaking, the survey finds that most Americans who watch religious services on screens are happy with them,’ Pew researchers found.

Dave Ramsey sued for $150 million by former fans who followed his timeshare exit advice

By Bob Smietana — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — The class-action lawsuit is the latest legal woe for Ramsey and his company.

Pride flag glimpsed on ‘The Chosen’ set prompts call for boycott

By Kathryn Post — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I don’t believe personal workspaces on set are relevant to the content of The Chosen,’ the show’s creator told Religion News Service.

Bishop Vashti McKenzie on leading National Council of Churches as it nears 75 years

By Adelle M. Banks — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I think that the difference, at this point, is that I am adding activism to advocacy,’ she said as she became NCC president after serving as interim leader.

How evangelical Christian writer Jemar Tisby became a radioactive symbol of ‘wokeness’

By Bob Smietana — May 30, 2023
(RNS)–Once an evangelical insider with a textbook conversion story, Tisby has become persona non grata in some Christian circles for his books on race and religion, including the 2019 bestseller, ‘The Color of Compromise.’

Mister Rogers Lego prototype a tribute to his ‘deep spiritual resonance’

By Kathryn Post — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Mister Rogers' Neighborhood could again become a household fixture, this time in the form of a Lego set.

Women of Welcome looks to evangelical women to change the conversation on immigration

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Research has shown evangelical women are more supportive than their male counterparts of policies impacting immigrants and refugees.

DeSantis’ spiritual-warrior style a bid for support from like-minded pastors

By Jack Jenkins — May 26, 2023
(RNS) — With growing uncertainty surrounding evangelical support for former President Donald Trump, DeSantis is courting one of the Republican Party’s most sought-after constituencies.

Chair of NC Baptist Children’s Homes resigns after arrest for animal cruelty

By Yonat Shimron — May 26, 2023
(RNS) — James David 'Jim' Goldston III, 71, and his wife, Agnes, 73, of Raleigh, are accused of poisoning their neighbor's three dogs.
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