(RNS) — ‘Low’ or ‘free’ church Christians, raised on contemporary worship services with praise bands and dim lights, are seeking out ‘high church’ traditions replete with sacramental rituals and ancient liturgy.
(Sightings) — Paula White is a new breed of Christian-right leader who is defined far less by theology than by ideology.
KATAKWI, Uganda (RNS) — Earlier this month, a 27-year-old Pentecostal pastor was arrested after interceding to stop the medical care of a severely ill 9-year-old girl.
(RNS) — Author Julia Duin focuses on a new breed of snake-handling preachers — young and adept at using social media to attract attention.
(RNS) The Catholic Charismatic Renewal ranks second only to Protestant Pentecostalism among significant new Christian movements to emerge over the past century.
SYDNEY (RNS) Perhaps most remarkable is that a globally influential church like Hillsong could flourish at all in Australia, where in 2011 nearly a third of Australians said their religious affiliation was either ‘no religion’ or not stated.