(RNS) — Living one's spiritual life online leaves these leaders more vulnerable to the huge cost of leaving one's faith.
(RNS) — This year’s heated midterm contests appear to have sparked unusually robust efforts by faith-based organizations to galvanize supporters and move the political needle.
(RNS) The last of the three 'Confessions of a Christian Nation' videos apologizes for the church's role in oppressing Native Americans.
Conservative and progressive evangelicals need to let each other go, acknowledging that they have become two separate religious communities.
(RNS) Her latest book, “Grounded: Finding God in the World, a Spiritual Revolution,” champions a return to nature and an embrace of hospitality. It also begs a frequent question, “Where is God?”
A new anti-devotional devotional features voices from across the religious spectrum and offers something to challenge, encourage, and royally piss off just about everyone.
Brian McLaren once led one of the most talked about movements within American Christianity. A quarter-century after its beginning, he reflects back on what it was really about.
Why are there contradictions in the Bible? Why does the God of the Old Testament seem so different than the God of the New? "In science, better theories with more explanatory power eventually triumph over less effective theories," says Emergent theologian Brian McLaren. "I think we have something very similar in the Bible."
(RNS) “If we had one one-thousandth of the adherence of either of communism or Islam, we’d be doing pretty well," said Emergent Church leader Tony Jones. "When I first saw this, I thought it was a headline from The Onion.”
In this lovely guest post, Mormon memoirist Phyllis Barber recounts a lifetime spent searching for the places the Spirit resides, though she notes she is a "mere beginner in the ancient business of seeking Spirit and the Divine." Not content to file answers in the "I Know" box, she finds illumination and glimpses of the holy in unexpected ways.
From the Indigo Girls to Nadia Bolz-Weber, here are some highlights from this weekend's Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina. (P.S. The weather was NOT a highlight.)
(RNS) If we have the courage and wisdom to learn the backstory of our religion and others, we can begin to transcend the vicious cycles in which we are now stuck, spinning. By Brian McLaren.