The increasingly perilous lot of the pilgrim shows us all the path on climate

By Marqus Cole — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — People of faith can help bend the curve on emissions.
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From exorcist to monster: How Hollywood has recast Catholicism

By Tyler Huckabee — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — The latest movie in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise reflects horror’s loss of faith in faith.

Despite remaining leaderless, SBC Executive Committee says it had ‘most unified meeting in some time’

By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — An unexpected withdrawal marks the second time this year that a nomination for leader of the Executive Committee has fallen apart.

The SBC was a train wreck 100 years ago and found a way through. Can it do so again?

By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2023
(RNS) — Meeting in Nashville, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee look for a way past the denomination’s current woes.

Is a pastor’s sin a private matter? Johnny Hunt lawsuit makes that claim.

By Bob Smietana — September 18, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — The former SBC president and longtime megachurch pastor covered up his sexual misconduct for a decade. Now he's suing SBC leaders for revealing his sins.

Once a baby-faced conservative revolutionary, Al Mohler is now an SBC institution

By Bob Smietana — September 14, 2023
(RNS) — For three decades, Al Mohler has been a powerful conservative voice in the evangelical movement’s theology and politics. His bolder statements have often overshadowed the reality that Mohler is a remarkably effective institutional leader.

At Sing! Global, a faithful pushback to the spread of megachurch praise music

By Grace Beckner — September 12, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Keith and Kristyn Getty's hymn conference brings Christians together to sing tunes from historic hymnals, from Celtic traditions and new creations — and to share a common love and culture of sacred music.

In new Bob Jones University podcast, former students and faculty blast ‘insular’ culture

By Kathryn Post — September 12, 2023
(RNS) — 'Surviving Bob Jones University: A Christian Cult' aims to show how alleged patterns of conformity, isolation, information control and surveillance impacted members of the Bob Jones ecosystem.

Former AFA vice president sues Christian right group for alleged sexual harassment

By Bob Smietana — September 8, 2023
(RNS) — Robert Chambers says leaders of The American Family Association looked the other way when he was harassed by another male leader.

Three dozen NC churches have agreed to leave the UMC under approved plan

By Yonat Shimron — September 8, 2023
(RNS) — After a judge dismissed their lawsuit, the 36 churches in the Western North Carolina Conference agreed to leave under the denomination's exit plan. They will formally exit in November.

‘The Great Dechurching’ explores America’s religious exodus

By Bob Smietana — September 7, 2023
(RNS) — A new study looks at why millions of Americans left church — and what might bring them back.

Giving is up at churches and people are back, but clergy are still thinking about quitting

By Bob Smietana — September 5, 2023
(RNS) — While life at local congregations has returned mostly to normal, the future remains uncertain.

Sarah Young, publicity-shy superstar author of ‘Jesus Calling,’ dies at 77

By Bob Smietana — September 3, 2023
(RNS) — First published in 2004, the devotional has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
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