(RNS) — The appellate court ruled that the so-called Lemon test, which it noted has been ignored in some similar past cases, does not apply in the seal case.
MOSCOW (RNS) — The statue, which has not yet been approved by the Russian Orthodox Church, is to be 125 feet high – the same height as the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro.
(RNS) —The governor of Bavaria in southern Germany has ordered that Christian crosses be displayed at the entrances to government buildings across his state. The measure, designed to woo conservative voters away from the burgeoning anti-immigrant AfD party, has drawn criticism from church and state alike.
(RNS) — 'A symbol of love can become a weapon. The icon of redemption can become an instrument of terror,' writes Shane Claiborne.
(RNS) — Snopes, the online fact-checking organization, ruled the image 'fauxtography' and slapped it with its most negative ruling: 'FALSE' in bright red capital letters.
(RNS) The reconstruction of the City Palace (Stadtschloss), the central Berlin winter residence of kings and kaisers, is raising all kinds of questions about Berlin's relationship to its past.
Fleming Rutledge's book "The Crucifixion" is creating conversation among a wide array of Christians.
One theologian says that Jesus didn't believe this doctrine, and we shouldn't either.
(RNS) His paintings are all about faith; at the same time, they speak fluently and powerfully in the language and palette of contemporary art.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis asked God to "look on us, people of all faiths and religious traditions, who gather today on this hallowed ground, the scene of unspeakable violence and pain."
They are being held for suspected crimes including embezzlement, state media. One of their lawyers called it a "smear campaign" as part of the Chinese government's efforts to obliterate signs of Christianity.
When Christians speak ignorantly about journalism, they compromise their credibility on more important matters.
"Jesus did not teach that God’s wrath burns against us but that God loves us," says theologian Tony Jones. He argues that the traditional Christian view of atonement was largely a medieval invention.
The holy hashtags are already starting to trickle onto social media and you can expect a flood when the weekend arrives. How should we think about encountering God in a time when the sacredest days transform into trending topics?
(RNS) The decals had been added as a way to memorialize a former player and an equipment manager who died this year, the university's athletic director says.
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