How will the post-pandemic church pay the bills?
(RNS) — The pandemic may accelerate a long-term decline in congregational giving and force churches to develop new sources of revenue to survive.
From dating to the workplace, the ancient Enneagram can transform relationships
5 reasons the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is a victory for all Americans
Why weren’t Christians the ones to ‘ruin’ Miss America?
(RNS) — The little known history of how America’s Christians got entangled with America’s beauty pageant.
Paige Patterson has resigned. Imagine if he were Tim Cook.
(RNS) — Many of the secular communities in America that Southern Baptists have painted as evil possess more moral courage than they do.
What Alcoholics Anonymous could teach Paige Patterson
The beleaguered baptist leader should join a 12-step program. It might teach him how to make amends.
On Mother’s Day, let’s listen to our moms’ cries for justice
(RNS) — “We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God,” writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
Why Paige Patterson’s apology may not be enough
(RNS) — Southern Baptists cannot move on because they’ve been thrust into a larger cultural conversation.
How American Christians can break free from ‘slaveholder religion’
(RNS) — It’s been 150 years since the Civil War ended, but does the racist theology remain?
‘Doubting Thomas’ story is about gratitude, not doubt
Post-enlightenment Christians read this as a story of dogma and doubt. But it is actually a story of thanks.
From hell to atonement, musician Audrey Assad has been quietly evolving
(RNS) — ‘I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,’ said Audrey Assad.
Why isn’t there a ‘War on Easter’ like Christmas?
Despite their many similarities, Easter has avoided the controversy that stalks Christmas. Here’s why.
Evangelicals haven’t always cozied up to Russia
(RNS) — A generation ago, evangelical luminaries denounced the Soviet Union and Russian leadership in the strongest possible terms.
Can former journalist Lee Strobel make a convincing case for miracles?
Former editor for “The Chicago Tribune” compiles evidence to prove miracles. But is it effective to build a logical case for a mystical event?
Advice for dealing with critics — from a religion writer with plenty of them
If you have courage enough to speak up in this divided and uncivil moment, you’ll soon find yourself facing a wave of criticism and resistance.