The story of Emmett Till is the story of America

By Robert P. Jones — August 29, 2023
(RNS) — If we trace the historical stream further back, we can see, in Emmett Till’s story, America’s oldest struggles. Indeed, the land itself testifies to the cultural world in which Till’s murder was conceivable.

White Christians think too many people see racism when it’s not there, new survey finds

By Bob Smietana — August 28, 2023
(RNS) — A new survey from Pew Research revealed once again how deeply divided religious Americans are when it comes to matters of race.

Florida’s new curriculum echoes the paternalist theology of the Lost Cause

By Elizabeth Jemison — August 28, 2023
(RNS) — The doctrine that touts slavery's 'benefits' for its victims was once used to sanctify segregation.

ReAwaken America is back. So is the right wing roadshow’s antisemitic rant.

By Nathan Empsall — August 25, 2023
(RNS) — The potential for violence might be ReAwaken America’s biggest threat.

Sean Feucht event sparks political controversy in eastern Washington

By Jack Jenkins — August 23, 2023
(RNS) — Critics have expressed outrage that Spokane’s mayor attended the Christian nationalist event while wildfires raged in the region.

How Shannon Harris kissed biblical womanhood goodbye

By Kathryn Post — August 23, 2023
(RNS) — In her forthcoming memoir, Shannon Harris documents her journey from marrying purity culture celebrity Josh Harris to finding herself outside of her marriage and the church.

Calvinist activist warns that white nationalism is invading Reformed churches

By Bob Smietana — August 23, 2023
(RNS) —The anti-woke alliance of Calvinist Theobros and Christian nationalists hits the skids — as author Owen Strachan feuds online with Andrew Torba of Gab.

More than 100 chaplains urge Texans not to hire school chaplains

By Jack Jenkins — August 22, 2023
(RNS) — Texas school districts have until March 1 of next year to decide whether to hire school chaplains.

Robert Jones’ new book roots white supremacy in 500-year-old papal decree

By Yonat Shimron — August 22, 2023
(RNS) — The Doctrine of Discovery shaped the way America’s white, European Christian settlers saw themselves and their mission and gave rise to uncontrollable outbursts of violence.

Can South Carolina’s Haley and Scott woo the GOP’s white evangelical base away from Trump?

By Tiffany Stanley — August 22, 2023
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — Both candidates of color must appeal to their party’s white evangelical base to have a prayer against former President Donald Trump.

Executive Committee names temporary leader, deals with fallout from McLaurin deception

By Bob Smietana — August 18, 2023
(RNS) — Howe is the Executive Committee's fifth top leader in five years.

Disobedient women and #churchtoo stand up to sexual abuse in evangelicalism

By Jana Riess — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — A new book shines a light on sexual abuse in evangelical churches, from Bill Gothard and Josh Duggar to the purity culture underneath it all.

SBC leader Willie McLaurin resigns after admitting he falsified resume

By Bob Smietana — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — McLaurin is the third Executive Committee leader to resign in controversy since 2018.

Israel may uproot ancient Christian mosaic near Armageddon. Where it could go next sparks outcry

By Ilan Ben Zion — August 17, 2023
TEL MEGIDDO, Israel (AP) — The proposed loan to the Museum of the Bible in Washington underscores the deepening ties between Israel and evangelical Christians in the U.S, whom Israel has come to count on for political support, tourism dollars and other benefits.

Brian Houston acquitted by Australian court in sexual abuse cover-up case

By Roxanne Stone — August 16, 2023
(RNS) — Houston was charged with concealing his late father, Frank Houston's, sexual abuse of a young man.
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