(RNS) — If evangelical leaders don't oppose the president's worst behavior with prophetic witness, they are complicit in his sins.
(RNS) — Some Christians are reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse.
(RNS) — Many of the things that those killed did helped others find their own Jewish voices. And that, in some ways, is what Shavuot is about.
(RNS) — What do we do when we learn our beloved shepherd is actually a predator, or the faith leader we’ve admired all our lives turns out to be unworthy of our trust?
(RNS) — Well-respected community leaders, coaches, and pastors seem to be imploding at epidemic levels. Stories of abuse, affairs, lapses in integrity, and self-destructive behaviors seem to fill our news feeds at a relentless and alarming pace. We should not be surprised.
Nope, it's not about Joseph and Mary (and wasn't she a virgin, anyway?)
(RNS) Trying to make sense of the 2012 election and the unfolding David Petraeus sex scandal, I consulted the Bible and the “Sayings of the Fathers,” a collection of rabbinic teachings written between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. The ancient perceptions about politics and ethics are as insightful today as when they were first uttered. By A.James Rudin.
(RNS) It’s tempting to view the sex scandal surrounding former Gen. David Petraeus through a religious lens. Even before his fall from grace, some Pentagon colleagues compared Petraeus to the biblical King David - another proud and powerful warrior. By Daniel Burke.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Archaeologists have unveiled new artifacts dating back to the time of King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon's Temple. By Michele Chabin.