(RNS) — No single congregation in America has had the kind of recognition, or notoriety, that the Westboro Baptist Church achieved in the 1990s. While still fiercely anti-homosexual, it has seen a subtle shift in its messaging that injects ideas about Jesus and love, clarifies doctrine and even invokes positive language.
"Thank God for psychologists and Lexapro," writes Jonathan Merritt. "Without them, I might be dead today."
Here is an open-faced confession of interest in Robinson’s fiction, along with an overt plug that readers of “Sightings” pay attention—or more attention—to Robinson.
Both wings of the Protestant Reformation produced heirs with complex histories, and mixed expressions, including participation in and execution of murderous conflicts such as the Thirty Years’ War.
(RNS) — Should Jews mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation? Yes. But.....
Critiquing the church has become taboo among many, but sharing our suffering may help you heal from spiritual wounds.
The ministry blocks dissenters and ignores journalists who might ask difficult questions. This is not engaging culture, but evading culture.
The author responds to numerous questions about his latest post saying conservative and progressive evangelicals are heading for a divorce.
The common understanding of Jesus’ famous phrase may be inaccurate and inconsistent with the way most Christians throughout history have understood it.
The release of Edwards’ work comes at a moment of renewed interest in the preacher. But can a message that focuses on the damnation of sinners and torments of hell awaken the modern masses like it did for Edwards and others?
Never shying away from controversy, Tullian Tchividjian is picking another fight--this time, with New Years resolutions. He says the practice of setting them can be spiritually damaging.
The eligible widower, the plucky heroine, the superiority of life in a small town: Marilynne Robinson's novel "Lila" has all the usual tropes, but she manages to make all things new.
The magazine attacks a pro-evolution Christian group for presenting a pro-evolution Christian perspective at their gathering. No, seriously.
The bestselling "Heaven" author explains why he is so passionate about Calvinist vs. Arminian debates. Along the way, he makes a provocative comment about God's role in natural disasters.
The New York Times bestselling author and influential pastor gets practical on prayer. He calls it "the key to everything we need to do and be in life."
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