BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — The longtime editor of The Alabama Baptist is stepping down after 50 years of covering controversies and church ministries as a Baptist journalist.
(RNS) 'I think we have a dizzying level of religious freedom in this country, particularly if you’re in the religious majority,' said Lynn, who will soon step down as executive director of Americans United.
(RNS) A 'sleeper' of a case before the Supreme Court pits three hospitals against employees who object to the institutions' religious exemption from the federal law that safeguards pensions.
(RNS) Shimon Peres was not only one of the greatest statesmen in the world today. He was also one of the greatest truth-tellers.
"Entertaining Faith" has been a romp to write. So I take my leave with gratitude to all you readers as I move on to new adventures.
(RNS) The numbers -- strikingly higher than officials expected or needed -- mean the mission board will be in improved financial health, said International Mission Board President David Platt.
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.
(RNS) Clearly, say those familiar with the pope’s thinking, he is enjoying himself and is willing to go on as long as God sees fit.
When Benedict XVI stunned Catholics by announcing that he would resign, it immediately sparked concerns – which were dismissed just as quickly – that having an ex-pope around could undermine the legitimacy of his successor. Now those fears are emerging again as conservative Catholics continue to express doubts about the agenda of Pope Francis while Benedict remains a player in intrachurch debates.
(RNS) When aging religious leaders reach the top echelons of temporal and spiritual power, their followers have a certain expectation: Till death us do part. But Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation has shifted that calculus, prompting introspection about when, if and how to let go of religion's senior management.