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Thank you, Pastor Jack

By Dan Carroll — January 10, 2023
(RNS) — In the death of Jack Hayford, we have lost a giant and I have lost my spiritual father into eternity.
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German cardinal guards Benedict’s intellectual legacy

By Nicole Winfield — January 5, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Benedict entrusted his life’s theological works to Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, who has spent nearly two decades organizing them in a 16-volume, 25,000-page opus along the lines of Thomas Aquinas’ 'Summa Theologica.'

Benedict, the ‘other pope,’ dies at 95, leaving behind a unique and complex legacy

By Claire Giangravé — December 31, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years, paved the way into the new millennium, but struggled to reconcile his traditional Catholic views with a world that he considered to be ‘under the dictatorship of relativism.’

Remembering faith leaders who died in 2022: preachers, writers and interpreters of faith

By Adelle M. Banks — December 28, 2022
(RNS) — In this year we lost people who were known for their political office but for whom religion played roles expectedly and unexpectedly.

Leave Amy Grant alone

By Tyler Huckabee — December 22, 2022
(RNS) — There is nothing left to kick her out of. She’s free. 

William Barber launches new center at Yale, will retire from church

By Jack Jenkins — December 19, 2022
(RNS) — The Rev. William Barber said the center's goal is to 'prepare a new generation' to create 'a just society both in the academy and in the streets.'

Remembering E.P. Sanders, a New Testament scholar who offered a new look at Judaism

By Mark Chancey — December 5, 2022
(RNS) — Sanders forcefully called on fellow New Testament scholars to reject caricatures of Judaism.

A biography of Ruth Bell Graham explores an icon of evangelical womanhood

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — Graham opposed the women’s rights movements even as she benefited from some of its gains by becoming a public figure sought after as a speaker and writer in her own right.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses

By Candice Marie Benbow — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — She is not a man who squandered the opportunity of a lifetime. She is a Black woman who tried to bring revolutionary change to a deeply red state.

A new Billy Graham archive opens on the late evangelist’s birthday

By Yonat Shimron — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — The two-story building, constructed with the latest preservation standards and environmental controls, cost $13 million and sits across the road from the Billy Graham Library.

‘I didn’t resign because of my mistakes,’ says former Hillsong pastor Brian Houston in video

By Roxanne Stone — November 3, 2022
(RNS) — He had hoped, he said in the video, that the board would refuse his resignation.

Calvin University inaugurates new president amid growing LGBTQ tensions

By Yonat Shimron — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — Wiebe Boer, the university’s 12th president, is the son of Christian Reformed Church missionaries and spent 30 years living in Nigeria.

On hit shows ‘Ramy’ and ‘Mo,’ Azhar Usman adds nuance about Islam (and joy) to Hollywood

By Monique Parsons and Silma Suba — October 4, 2022
(Interfaith America) — A few recent hits for Netflix, Hulu and Disney Plus are shifting Hollywood's narrative about American Muslims. They also have another thing in common: Azhar Usman.
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