‘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.
On an Easter shadowed by the Lorraine Motel, recommit to justice
(RNS) — Fifty-three years after MLK’s assassination, we must transform a place of bloodshed into inspiration for a better world.
Younger US Mormons voted for Biden, but Trump performed well overall
(RNS) — Millennials and Mormons of color chose Biden over Trump, but overall, two-thirds of US LDS Church members voted Republican.
Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19
(RNS) — Some who identify as Christian nationalists believe they will be protected from any disease.
Behind Gallup’s portrait of church decline
(RNS) — America’s religious life will be shaped not by secularization alone.
Why parts of Good Friday worship have been controversial
(The Conversation) — Prayers for Jews and veneration of the cross are often misunderstood as anti-Semitic or racist.
ASL Bible shows that God speaks in sign languages too
(RNS) — Millions of American churchgoers have been without access to the Bible in their native language.
Despair and hope in Holy Week
(RNS) — Our world, like Holy Week, is full of bad news. We need to remember to also look for goodness.
Black religious leaders, stand with our LGBTQ family
(RNS) — Black LGBTQ leaders have labored alongside us so that all Black Americans could experience equality.
Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Is he weeping over our gun problem?
(RNS) — The gun crisis in America is a spiritual and moral crisis.
In a Ukrainian librarian’s matzo, a story of Passover freedom
(RNS) — An 89-year-old’s journey teaches us to share our freedoms to build meaningful community.
You deserve to stop suffering: After a year like 2020, it’s finally time to address those relational issues
(RNS) — 2020 may have been the year that brought painful, dysfunctional patterns to the surface, but 2021 will be the year you start moving forward.
The Mormon Israel and the problem with “Let God prevail”
The overall idea of translating “Israel” as “let God prevail” ignores the original story, in which Jacob actively refuses to let God prevail.
Is it time for us to rethink the Passover plagues?
(RNS) — The modern Pharaoh is denial. OK, pun intended.
Passover’s promise of a safer place is America’s story this year
(RNS) — The former congresswoman and gun safety activist on Passover in a time of trauma.