(RNS) — The fearsome possibilities meditated in the High Holidays prayer Unetanah Tokef strike an elegant balance between predetermination and free will. Here, a version annotated for our times.
(RNS) — As the Texas senator and the actress-activist face off on Twitter over whether the right to own a gun is found in Scripture, columnist Shane Claiborne points out that Cruz's interpretation lacks one thing: Jesus.
With mass shootings becoming a regular occurrence, it’s worth dissecting which Americans support gun control, and how they affiliate religiously -- or don’t.
(RNS) — Others may soon respond to mass shootings by ignoring it. No matter how horrible something is, if it is repeated time and time again, we get accustomed to it.
Seder sans substance seems sad. Say something significant.
FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Police Chief Kevin Gehman said it does not appear that the gunman was targeting the church but that he instead was focused on an individual victim.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'From the blood that was spilled, from the ashes, glory is rising,' said Pastor Frank Pomeroy.
(RNS) — The bill would 'broaden second Amendment rights at the expense of the First Amendment right of religious liberty,' said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The March for Our Lives, a protest led by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students geared toward ending gun violence, drew an estimated 800,000 participants on Saturday in Washington, D.C., according to organizers.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (RNS) — In this dusty crossroads town of 600 people with one blinking red light, church members have taken a starkly different approach from that of the Florida high school students agitating for change.
(RNS) — Pistol-packing parishioners may seem like a way to guard against the church shootings that have become so commonplace recently. But there is a long history in Christianity of opposing such strategies.
PLANO, Texas (RNS) — The Rev. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church and a former president of the national Southern Baptist Convention, said God put the idea for the free seminar on his heart.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday (Nov. 16) while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Church member John Holcombe, among the massacre's few survivors, invited the public to attend the funeral of his pregnant wife, three of her children, his parents, a brother and the brother's 18-month-old daughter.
SCOTTS, Mich. (RNS) – The weekend after the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history, one small church in Michigan had security trainers teach congregants how to respond to an armed intruder.