(RNS) 'I never wanted to be gay,' Trey Pearson said. 'I was scared of what God would think and what all of these people I loved would think about me.'
(RNS) The new verses that the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette pens are tools for moving people beyond the paralysis they may feel when they hear the latest bad news.
The New York Times best-selling author finds Jesus in book compiled centuries before Christ's birth. "There are two ways to read the Bible," Keller says. "The one way to read the Bible is that it’s basically about you. ... Or you can read it as all about Jesus."
Over her four-decade career, Patty became one of the most celebrated Christian musicians in the world and was almost ruined by a public scandal. At 59, she says she’s ready to hand in her microphone.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Hispanic congregations are following in the footsteps of Pentecostal churches by raising up music and worship ministers from within, even if they can’t fret a guitar string.
BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) A 6-foot-tall African-American, Russell performs Yiddish songs from New York to Florida, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, to full houses and wide acclaim.
The mega-church pastor hits hot topics head on. He even explains why he avoided discussing homosexuality but chose to talk about "bitches" and "hos."
Atheist musician Jeremy Messersmith tells RNS how his experiences as a former Christian inspired his most recent album, what he believes now, and why relating to his religious family can feel like going to a Renaissance Festival.
The one time Grammy nominee and lesbian has walked into the furnace again with a new album and tell-all memoir. She talks about sexuality, scrutiny and why she wishes she could take back a lyric in one of her songs.
(RNS) Rapper Lecrae’s popularity has been brewing for a few years now, but the churchgoing artist became the hottest Christian in the mainstream this month.
If U2’s faith is a secret, like a writer for The New Yorker asserted, it is one of the worst kept ones in the global music industry today.
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