Jews have a problem with joy. Deal with it.
JACKSON, Miss. (RNS) — Les Ferguson Jr., a Church of Christ minister, knew his wife and son's killer: He had attended Ferguson’s church until being charged three months earlier with sexually assaulting the 21-year-old son. Seven years later Ferguson has published a book about his path back to trusting God, and the pulpit.
(RNS) — Believe that the creator of the universe made us all for a much higher purpose than to languish in debt.
(RNS) — The former president also told RNS about his plans to speak at Liberty University and cutting back on his Sunday school teaching.
Most sentient humans, as individuals and in groups, find sundry ways of being, thinking, and acting. In my faith tradition we speak of the human creature as being simul iustus et peccator, “at the same time righteous and a sinner.”
NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) — He has few words for the magnitude of what happened but I knew he had to work his own grief, and the way he did so would determine the way in which he walked through the world — whether he could live in faith and not fear.
(RNS) — After a 1993 fire, accidentally triggered by federal authorities, killed 75 members of an obscure Christian sect in Waco, Texas, one of the 'lessons learned' was this: Call in religion experts in a crisis where faith is a factor.
ATHENS, Greece (RNS) — The growing popularity of the mati, the 'all-seeing eyeball,' appears to reflect a growing interest in New Age spirituality as well as the psychological toll of Greece’s ongoing debt crisis.
(RNS) They also don’t agree on whether faith or hate is the motivator for religious believers’ opposition to sexual freedoms.
DUBLIN (RNS) The parallel tracks on which the Roman Catholic Church and Irish civil society run appear to be separating.
(The Conversation) While the number of Americans who believe in God diminishes, the rational probabilities for the existence of a supernatural God have risen, writes Robert H. Nelson.
(RNS) "We are now large enough to spit in God's face," McKibben says of the human race. "And we are."
(RNS) 'My entreaty for scientists is to be able to speak publicly about why you care,' said the Rev. Fletcher Harper, executive director of GreenFaith.
(RNS) A question on religion brings candidates to the nexus of faith and public policy.
(RNS) A full quarter of U.S. adults now say they have no religious affiliation. But despite their heft, the 'nones' are no voting bloc.