(RNS) — Darrin was a pastor, through and through. So after he had fallen and been fired from a church he founded, he subjected himself to a restoration process that was, by all accounts, brutal and exhausting.
(RNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic canceled a meeting that might have split the United Methodist Church. But the delay left LGBT United Methodists in limbo.
(RNS) — Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, was honored as his agency is working to develop treatments for the novel coronavirus.
(RNS) — Prominent evangelical Christians shared their appreciation for the apologist as news spread earlier this month he had returned home to Atlanta from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Striking changes in Communion will take place at Catholic and Protestant churches across the United States over coming weeks as restrictions on large gatherings — imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak — are gradually eased.
(RNS) — ‘I would challenge all people of faith to become educated about the weaponizing of black skin in American culture,’ said the Rev. Otis Moss III.
PHOENIX (RNS) — Founded by Arizona Jews for Justice, The Mask Project aids the state's Latino and Native American communities, which have been hit particularly hard by both the novel coronavirus and the economic fallout.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An evangelical broadcaster in Israel now risks being taken off the air over suspicions of trying to convert Jews to Christianity, exposing tensions between Israel and its evangelical Christian supporters.
(RNS) — Many US United Methodist leaders see the delay as a blessing, allowing more time and cooler heads to consider a split. Others are concerned about ongoing damage after decades of debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians in the church.
(RNS) — The Rev. Al Mohler, longtime Southern Baptist leader, repudiated past comments defending slavery, calling them ‘stupid,’ says he is ashamed of seminary title with a link to slaveholder.
(RNS) — ‘Singing together is a big deal,’ said a Philadelphia pastor.
(RNS) — I wish The Liturgists’ recent podcast episode had not just talked about fat people, but talked with fat people. I am, however, grateful for the conversations it has sparked.
(RNS) — Christian denominational and church leaders have sent a letter to every member of Congress calling voting a ‘sacred right.’
“A vaccine — again, that’s not the ultimate solution,” Joshua Axe said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two churches, one Catholic, one Lutheran, have lost more than 100 members to the coronavirus and because of lockdown rules lack the ability to mourn together in person.