(RNS) — In his new book, Miles arrives at some surprising conclusions on the nature of God in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Quran.
(RNS) — This weekend marks the Christian holy day of Pentecost and the Jewish holy day Shavuot. Both involve 'gifts,' but not the kind that come with bows. Let us ’Splain ...
(RNS) — As we face relentless attacks on our rights and our lives, what role does fear play in our lives today?
(RNS) — Black men nationwide are still disproportionately killed by police. Each name turned hashtag reminds us that the scales of justice seem permanently tilted away from black and brown people in the United States.
(RNS) — If we benefit from the status quo, we can seek to maintain it rather than recognize that a wheel of injustice might be grinding our neighbor down. King shone a light on that injustice and it often made white Christians uncomfortable. His words and legacy, if we listen, still make us uncomfortable today.
(RNS) — 'I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,' said Audrey Assad.
(RNS) — What's the back story on this British import being revisited and reimagined on television Sunday night? Let us 'Splain ...
(RNS) — The beloved 'Lord Grantham' takes his background in theology to Jerusalem in a new documentary.
Former editor for "The Chicago Tribune" compiles evidence to prove miracles. But is it effective to build a logical case for a mystical event?
(RNS) — Many people — including a large segment of evangelicals — fail to grasp the God-given distinction between the church and government.
(The Conversation) — For Joan Taylor, as a historian, trying to visualize Jesus accurately is a way to understand Jesus more accurately, too.
(RNS) — A Catholic priest should not have a woman in his bedroom at night, but the Rev. Thomas Reese confesses he has become quite dependent on this "smart lady" and is not planning to give her up.
(RNS) — My 20 years of confronting and addressing sexual abuse within churches and other faith organizations has convinced me that abuse within the church will only end when professing Christians stop distorting Jesus for the purposes of excusing abusive behavior and silencing the abused.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) — Artisans in and around Bethlehem specialize in carving wood from a tree that makes several appearances in the Bible. They consider the work — a millennium-old tradition — holy. But clashes between Israelis and Palestinians threaten this year's Christmastime sales.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The survey captures how 'too many people think Christmas is about a mall and not a manger,' said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.