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Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem.

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

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.

Meet the activists who spearheaded the Texas chaplains bill

By Jack Jenkins — May 24, 2023
(RNS) — ‘It’s so important to elect conservatives and Christians to our local school board races,’ Julie Pickren, a champion of the bill, said in a recent interview.

In fight against ‘tyranny,’ Michigan board declares itself ‘constitutional county’

By Yonat Shimron — May 24, 2023
(RNS) — In drafting the resolution to become a ‘constitutional county,’ commissioners relied on the writings of a Wisconsin pastor who promotes the idea of resistance to civil authorities.

Thoughts on my 5-year anniversary of getting hit by a bus

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 24, 2023
(RNS) — First a bus, now a dog attack. If these are signs, they aren’t subtle.

New asylum policies after Title 42 ‘don’t address root cause,’ say faith-based groups

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 23, 2023
(RNS) — New policies that took effect last week are exacerbating the strain on many shelters on the southern side of the United States-Mexico border.

What was it about Tim Keller?

By Joshua Chatraw — May 23, 2023
(RNS) — Before anything else vocationally, Tim was a pastor.

Amid post-Trump evangelicalism, Tim Keller revived my faith in the power of faith

By Jonathan Rauch — May 22, 2023
(RNS) — I don’t think he encountered openly gay, outspokenly atheistic Jews every day.

Carl Lentz calls abuse allegations ‘categorically false’ in new Hillsong documentary

By Roxanne Stone — May 19, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — 'The Secrets of Hillsong' will premiere the first two episodes on May 19 and the final two on May 26.
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