Tony Evans: On male leadership, grieving his wife and correcting Kirk Franklin
(RNS) — Pastor Tony Evans of Dallas says ‘there is a lead role that God has called men to take and own, and we shouldn’t shy away from that.’
William Barber preaches at Easter vigil service spotlighting Christian Palestinians
(RNS) — Barber’s appearance served to recognize Christians in the Palestinian liberation movement, which some American evangelicals paint as an apocalyptic conflict between Christians and Muslims.
Harry Connick Jr., bunkered for the pandemic, emerges with ‘Alone With My Faith’
(RNS) — While it’s reverent, the album is anything but churchy.
Lil Nas X is inviting the Black church in with ‘Montero’
(RNS) — ‘Montero’ is the anthem of a Black gay man roaring back from years of self-hate caused by anti-LGBTQ+ theologies. As a queer child of the Black church, it’s an anthem that resonates with me.
Andy Ngo, antifa critic, dropped as speaker by Christian conference Q Ideas
(RNS) — Organizers said they believed the conservative social media personality was an independent journalist and antifa expert.
Are LGBTQ students at Christian schools discriminated against? A lawsuit, scholarly studies say yes.
(RNS) — A new lawsuit backs up what scholars have been saying: LGBTQ students at Christian schools experience higher rates of bullying and harassment as well as clinical depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation in comparison with students at non-religious schools.
5 faith facts as Baylor and Gonzaga square off for NCAA hoops crown
(RNS) — Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball title game features the first interfaith showdown and only the second matchup between faith-based schools.
Beth Moore left the SBC after the SBC left women to fend for themselves
(RNS) — The strongest objections of her critics seem to be fruits of their own sowing.
Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin speaks of mateless future, says he’s ‘got joy’
(RNS) — McClurkin told TV One of ‘We Fall Down,’ a song whose lyrics continue, ‘but we get up’: ‘I was singing it because it related to me.’
Faith-based agencies invite volunteers, donations as they care for children at border
(RNS) — Some struggle to cobble together resources decimated under the policies of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
On this Good Friday, let us reflect on the 7 last words of George Floyd
(RNS) — This year’s Good Friday is especially poignant for African Americans as it comes in the middle of the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin for the gruesome killing of George Floyd.
AME church to boycott Coca-Cola, other companies unless they do more to fight Georgia election law
(RNS) — Other Black Christian groups are also planning to join the effort to force major companies to fight voting restrictions nationwide.
Dave Ramsey’s company dropped from ‘Best Workplaces’ list by Inc. magazine
(RNS) — After learning that Dave Ramsey’s company was being sued for firing a pregnant employee, a major business publication dropped Ramsey Solutions from its ‘Best Workplaces’ list.
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.