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Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem.

By Amy Julia Becker — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — There's a power in the ordinary church.
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Dave Ramsey sued for $150 million by former fans who followed his timeshare exit advice

By Bob Smietana — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — The class-action lawsuit is the latest legal woe for Ramsey and his company.

Pride flag glimpsed on ‘The Chosen’ set prompts call for boycott

By Kathryn Post — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I don’t believe personal workspaces on set are relevant to the content of The Chosen,’ the show’s creator told Religion News Service.

Bishop Vashti McKenzie on leading National Council of Churches as it nears 75 years

By Adelle M. Banks — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I think that the difference, at this point, is that I am adding activism to advocacy,’ she said as she became NCC president after serving as interim leader.

How evangelical Christian writer Jemar Tisby became a radioactive symbol of ‘wokeness’

By Bob Smietana — May 30, 2023
(RNS)–Once an evangelical insider with a textbook conversion story, Tisby has become persona non grata in some Christian circles for his books on race and religion, including the 2019 bestseller, ‘The Color of Compromise.’

Mister Rogers Lego prototype a tribute to his ‘deep spiritual resonance’

By Kathryn Post — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Mister Rogers' Neighborhood could again become a household fixture, this time in the form of a Lego set.

Women of Welcome looks to evangelical women to change the conversation on immigration

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Research has shown evangelical women are more supportive than their male counterparts of policies impacting immigrants and refugees.

DeSantis’ spiritual-warrior style a bid for support from like-minded pastors

By Jack Jenkins — May 26, 2023
(RNS) — With growing uncertainty surrounding evangelical support for former President Donald Trump, DeSantis is courting one of the Republican Party’s most sought-after constituencies.

Chair of NC Baptist Children’s Homes resigns after arrest for animal cruelty

By Yonat Shimron — May 26, 2023
(RNS) — James David 'Jim' Goldston III, 71, and his wife, Agnes, 73, of Raleigh, are accused of poisoning their neighbor's three dogs.

Young people aren’t buying far-right religious beliefs

By Serene Jones — May 26, 2023
(RNS) — Younger Americans aspire to build a world marked by love and justice. But they don't see much of that in church.

Protect people. Raise the debt limit and cut wasteful Pentagon spending.

By Bridget Moix — May 25, 2023
(RNS) — For too long, the Pentagon has been treated as a sacred cow in budget negotiations.

Meet the activists who spearheaded the Texas chaplains bill

By Jack Jenkins — May 24, 2023
(RNS) — ‘It’s so important to elect conservatives and Christians to our local school board races,’ Julie Pickren, a champion of the bill, said in a recent interview.

In fight against ‘tyranny,’ Michigan board declares itself ‘constitutional county’

By Yonat Shimron — May 24, 2023
(RNS) — In drafting the resolution to become a ‘constitutional county,’ commissioners relied on the writings of a Wisconsin pastor who promotes the idea of resistance to civil authorities.
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