VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In an interview book published Tuesday, Pope Francis discusses his vision for a missionary church and criticizes groups that discriminate against other cultures and view them as unworthy of receiving the gospel.
(RNS) — The death of John Allen Chau is a reminder that missionary work is a dangerous endeavor, where good intentions can easily go bad.
MESETAS, Colombia (RNS) — As part of a peace plan, the government is allowing churches to evangelize in camps where the former rebels are preparing to re-enter society.
tobcalled Avivamiento to begin building churches aimed at converting ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to evangelical Christianity.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Poring over some 1,300 sermon notes from 'America’s pastor,' Museum of the Bible associate curator Anthony Schmidt has tracked Graham's evolution as a preacher from the Cold War into the 2000s.
(RNS) — His fragile humanity came through, even in his younger, more electrifying days, deepening his connection with the masses, helping people see that he was one of them, on the same journey, facing the same struggles.
(RNS) — Evangelist Billy Graham may have been the name and face behind the microphone on many a crusade stage, but the team that supported him on and off that stage was an integral part of his ministry.
(RNS) — The Argentine-born preacher, who moved to Oregon in his 20s, said he noticed symptoms in November but thought they might indicate pneumonia until doctors ran tests.
PHOENIX (RNS) The largest Protestant denomination has lost members for 10 years in a row and has baptized fewer people nine out of the last 10 years.
(RNS) Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois hosted almost 60,000 people at its main campus for Christmas services last year, seeing a healthy bump in numbers among people also known as "Chreasters."
(RNS) “Are a lot of Americans on a conscious journey to learn who Jesus Christ is? I don’t think so,” said LifeWay Research's Scott McConnell.
(RNS) Curry will be installed as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church on Sunday (Nov. 1). He talked to RNS about some of the challenges ahead.
(RNS) It takes a lot of workers to fuel North Dakota’s oil boom -- and the hard-working, lonely and boring lifestyle foments all manner of sins and vices. Evangelists say it's prime territory for spreading the message of Jesus.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) Welcome to the world of nursing home evangelism, where teams of lay evangelists target senior citizens for one last chance in this life for glory in the next.
(RNS) “Mr. Graham was alert and in good spirits during his stay,” said Dr. William R. Hathaway, chief medical officer at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. “We are pleased with the results of Mr. Graham’s evaluation.”
SHREWSBURY, Mo. (RNS) About 125 Catholics packed a basement conference room -- most of them lay people, many of them older. They gathered to learn how to spread the faith, a concept that is both fundamental to Christianity and nearly foreign to modern Roman Catholics.
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