We must take care of our children
(RNS) — A refundable child tax credit would drastically reduce child poverty at a time when children are in great need.
How New York’s 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party
Does NBC have a Jewish problem?
Carman, beloved by ’90s evangelical kids, was a Pentecostal showman at heart
(RNS) — The wildly popular troubadour was equal parts Pentecostal flair and Disney levels of cartoonish imagination.
How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife
(The Conversation) — The story of how three Black churches endured events similar to those afflicting society today can give both solace and hope.
End of religious headwear rule says athletes are more than their uniforms
(RNS) — Why should Muslims need permission to wear a hijab, or anyone for that matter, whatever their religious observance?
Biden needs to restore Obama rule for faith-based organizations
(RNS) — Given what’s at stake for families, faith-based regulations about social service organizations should not take years to put in place.
What are the origins of Lent?
(The Conversation) — The word “Lent” has Germanic roots referring to springtime. But not much is known about its origins as the religious observance.
The Mormon Jesus can handle your grief and pain
(RNS) — I hunger greatly for deeper connections at church, a frank acknowledgment that most of us are the walking wounded.
Are you glad that Rush Limbaugh is dead?
(RNS) — How not to say goodbye to a very dangerous man.
The impeachment vote was a vote for white supremacy
(RNS) — The refusal to confront the white supremacy at the Capitol is a refusal to reconcile America’s lofty democratic rhetoric with the state of its floundering institutions.
Let the church declare: Asian Lives Matter
(RNS) — Anti-Asian attacks have been skyrocketing at an alarming rate since the start of the pandemic. Yet there has been a gaping void of evangelical voices publicly speaking up to defend their Asian American brothers and sisters.
Ministry leaders’ rush to empathize with Ravi Zacharias is beyond alarming
(RNS) — It is deeply troubling to see so many men, especially in ministry leadership, find a more immediate connection with the abuser rather than the abused.
Is the evangelical view of sex at the root of our sex scandals?
(RNS) — It was not celebrity culture that taught Ravi Zacharias, Carl Lentz and countless other pastors to objectify women. Our evangelical culture primed them for it.
Why Indian farmers’ protests are being called a ‘satyagraha’ – which means ’embracing the truth’
(The Conversation) — It evokes a long political history that goes back to the Indian nationalist movement against British rule.