At second Easter under pandemic rules, Christians glimpse church’s future
(RNS) — The pandemic has ‘redefined for me what church is going to be like and what the definition of membership is,’ said one pastor in North Carolina.
‘Wisdom gushing out of him’: A remembrance of Robert E. Cooley
(RNS) — Cooley, former president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, died Thursday (April 1) at age 91.
UK judge: Council discriminated in removing bus ads promoting Franklin Graham festival
(RNS) — The judge said the borough council’s actions ‘discriminated on the ground of religion’ and showed ‘wholesale disregard for the right to freedom of expression.’
Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19
(RNS) — Some who identify as Christian nationalists believe they will be protected from any disease.
10 nonfiction books (and one novel) to keep Women’s History Month going all year
(RNS) — Here are 10 new nonfiction books, both forthcoming and released in the last year, that explore women’s roles and influence in Christian traditions — plus, one bonus work of fiction.
Guidepost report: Bryan Loritts mishandled abuse allegations at former church but did not cover them up
(RNS) — A new report shows how much churches still need to learn about dealing with abuse.
Behind Gallup’s portrait of church decline
(RNS) — America’s religious life will be shaped not by secularization alone.
She swung from purity culture to hookup culture. Now she’s written a memoir on it.
(RNS) — Brenda Marie Davies has written a memoir she calls a cautionary tale about the damaging message of purity culture in which she takes an unflinchingly honest look at female sexuality.
Black Southern Baptists seek more action on racism from seminary presidents
(RNS) — The fellowship said it was ‘deeply disappointed’ that the seminary presidents have ‘not moved from their original statement of CRT’s incompatibility in all its forms.’
Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Is he weeping over our gun problem?
(RNS) — The gun crisis in America is a spiritual and moral crisis.
Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion
(RNS) — Even among fellow Catholics, partisanship permeates views of Biden’s religion.
Charlie Kirk’s group plans new ‘America first’ education curricula
(RNS) — The conservative group says it hopes to ‘transform the way our young people perceive freedom, government, and free enterprise.’
You deserve to stop suffering: After a year like 2020, it’s finally time to address those relational issues
(RNS) — 2020 may have been the year that brought painful, dysfunctional patterns to the surface, but 2021 will be the year you start moving forward.
Like Beth Moore, many women preachers have had to break free to follow God’s call
(RNS) — For women preachers, following their call has often conflicted with the rules put forth by their churches — even though people in the pews are open to a woman in the pulpit.
Franklin Graham unfazed after evangelical base blasts him for encouraging vaccines
(RNS) — Graham’s March 24 Facebook post uncovered a deep divide among evangelicals, many of whom are suspicious of COVID-19 vaccines. His organization, Samaritan’s Purse, is managing vaccine clinics in Boone, North Carolina.