(RNS) The Assemblies of God are benefiting from immigration -- particularly from Central and South America as well as Africa -- much more than the Southern Baptist Convention, an expert said.
Russell Moore has received much attention as head of Southern Baptists' political arm. But some denominational leaders are criticizing his job performance.
(RNS) The 208-year-old school calls the move part of “a bold new direction” as it vies to stop running big deficits and struggles to find a financially sustainable model.
(RNS) “Why reinvent a system or structure that already exists?” For me, it’s a matter of stewardship, a willingness to work within a denominational structure and make it better, not do away with it and start from scratch.
(RNS) “Indie synagogues," known for their exuberant prayer, willingness to experiment and welcoming attitudes, share another similarity: Women lead most of them.
(RNS) Rather than "rearrange the deck chairs," denominational task forces could look boldly at what isn't working: Sunday worship, large facilities and an inward focus.
(RNS) Menlo Park Presbyterian is based in the San Francisco Bay area and led by well-known author and pastor John Ortberg. It is the ninth-largest PCUSA church with about 4,000 members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
(RNS) Conservative commentators like Rupert Murdoch's stable and Ross Douthat of The New York Times are feasting on what they perceive as the "death" of "liberal Christianity." Their next round of emotional and financial blackmail won't find much of an audience. By Tom Ehrich.