(RNS) — This list of 12 — drawn from stories RNS has covered between 2010 and 2019 — offers a one-time retrospective of the personalities (and not a few of the issues) that dominated the religious scene this past decade.
(RNS) These 10 people have publicly broken with Christian hard-line positions against same-sex marriage.
'What is the Bible?' is Rob Bell at his Rob Bell-iest: punchy, conversational and riddled with provocative questions.
(RNS) Rob Bell says the Bible has been hijacked by fundamentalists, and it's time to take it back.
(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.'
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Rob Bell maps Christian faith onto modern evolutionary science, quoting New Age healing champion Deepak Chopra, Sufi mystic Rumi and Catholic theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -- an amalgamation sure to rile some in the evangelical crowd that made him famous.
(RNS) Exchanging his evangelical bona fides for the blessing of Oprah may yet prove -- for some -- to be Rob Bell's most unforgivable sin. Which is not to say that he cares very much what anyone says these days.
(RNS) Pastors with megabrands are raising new issues for fast-growing churches.
"Heaven Is for Real" rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
I've heard the most appalling -- and the most beautiful -- messages about sex in the church. Too often, the church is silent and bashful about sex, and when the church has spoken out about sex, many messages I heard have either been shaming or repressive. Here's the 10 best thing I've ever heard about "Christian sex."
(RNS) The questions posed by the new film "Hellbound?'' -- does hell exist and if so, who goes there? -- are no longer so anxiety-producing for filmmaker Kevin Miller. His faith journey has taken him to embrace a gentler view of hell that isn't a place of eternal torment, and holds that all souls will be saved. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Mars Hill Bible Church has appointed a new teaching pastor, months after founding pastor and well-known author Rob Bell departed for California. Church leaders announced Kent Dobson had accepted the lead position. By Heidi Fenton.
ATHENS, Ala. (RNS) A new film, "Hell and Mr. Fudge,'' follows the story of Edward Fudge as he began an intensive study of the Bible and the doctrine of hell. What he found made him question one of the bedrock doctrines of Bible-based Christianity -- and nearly got him run out of town. By Kay Campbell.