(RNS) — God can be present when people celebrate Communion online, says writer and author Diana Butler Bass, and not just when worshippers are in the same room.
(RNS) — Recent praise of the president has some evangelical leaders reassuring followers that Trump had no delusions about the nature of his mission. But you could see how he might.
(RNS) — Gratitude, says theologian Diana Butler Bass, is not a happy pill, nor is it about how much you're glad that you're comfortable and own stuff. In fact, it's not really about you.
(RNS) These are now our hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs.
(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?”
(RNS) Vague Jews and "mushy Christians" have a lot in common. Survey after survey finds many people who don't know or care about doctrine or practice still proudly claim a religious brand identity.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Unitarian Universalists grew nationally by 15.8 percent from 2000 to 2010, and while they remain small in total numbers with about 211,000 adherents nationwide, Unitarians believe their open-minded faith has a bright future as an alternative to more exclusive brands of religion. By Bob Smietana/USA Today.
The Anglican fight over gay clergy is usually framed as a left and right conflict, part of the larger saga of political division. But this narrative obscures a more significant tension in Western societies: the increasing gap between spirituality and religion, and the failure of traditional religious institutions to learn from the divide. By Diana Butler Bass.