Eric Metaxas and the losing of the evangelical mind
(RNS) — Christians can’t wait for the sociologists to sort out why our fellow congregants believe in ‘Q’ or that Trump won the election. We need a strategy to restore a few basic truths.
Marvel’s Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan, inspires big hopes
No tears for that Iranian scientist
How a Supreme Court bent on protecting religion could harm it
(RNS) — Even if the Supreme Court allows church and synagogue doors to remain open, it cannot fill the pews.
Who should get COVID-19 vaccine first?
(RNS) — Giving a healthy 17-year-old supermarket cashier a vaccine before a 67-year-old with diabetes and asthma cannot be defended.
On the anniversary of his birth, a reflection on the life of Guru Nanak
(RNS) — Sikhs around the world celebrate the birth anniversary of their founder-prophet, Guru Nanak, every autumn.
Farmers’ protests against India’s new agriculture laws follow long Sikh tradition
(RNS) — Protest is not new to Sikhs; rather, it permeates Sikh history, past and present.
In a year of waiting and hoping, Advent reminds us that patience can be healthy
(RNS) — Advent comes with this countervailing message: Expect God to show up in unexpected places, like a subway car, a Zoom call, or a stable.
Biden, second Catholic president, exacerbates US bishops’ divisions
(RNS) — A new working group takes the lead in taking on pro-choice Biden.
How do Mormons deal with conflict and faith crises? Avoidance doesn’t work, expert says
Step One, says Chad Ford, is to let go of the fear of conflict, and recognize that conflict itself is not sinful. But for Mormons steeped in both niceness and hierarchical leadership structures, that may be hard to achieve.
Yes, Charlie Kirk, we can be thankful for an imperfect America this Thanksgiving
(RNS) — We can be both thankful for what America is … and impatiently hopeful for what America could be.
When visible Jews endanger lives
(RNS) — You think it’s anti-Semitic to criticize Orthodox Jewish gatherings? Then you might want to rethink Judaism.
Evangelical Christians once were saved. After Trump, they’re lost.
(RNS) — Trump did more than capture white evangelical Christians’ votes: He in many ways became the face of white evangelicalism.
Thanksgiving has always been about grief. Pass the mashed potatoes.
(RNS) — Marking both grief and gratitude isn’t antithetical to the Thanksgiving holiday; in fact, it’s baked into its very history.
Pompeo’s rights commission distilled decades of evangelicals’ hopes
(RNS) — Rights seen as coming directly from God are emphasized over economic justice and fighting the types of abuses exacted by right-wing authoritarian leaders.