PULLMAN, Wash. (RNS) — Most of the 100 people filling the pews at Calvary Lutheran Church of Federal Way fit the description of those at high risk for COVID-19, making social distancing a pastoral problem.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a Democrat, in late February introduced a piece of legislation that would give residents the legal option to have their bodies transformed into soil.
(AP) — The prospect of a nationwide sweep for undocumented immigrants has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services.
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (RNS) — Now 11 years into his imprisonment, Naveed Haq is the new imam for the Airway Heights Correctional Main Facility in Airway Heights, Wash. In his new role, he's trying to lead by example in conveying remorse to those he hurt.
READ RNS' EXCLUSIVE DRISCOLL RESIGNATION STORY October 14, 2014 Michael Van Skaik Chairman, Board of Advisors and Accountability Mars Hill Church Dear Michael: By God’s grace I have pastored ...
(RNS) The Seattle megachurch pastor has been on sabbatical during his church's investigation.
The Seattle pastor comes out swinging in his latest book, scolding American Christians for their couch-surfing slacktivism. Says we live in a "social-media-hyper-narcisstic-ego-self-centered world."
(RNS) The megachurch pastor has faced a series of allegations in the past year, including charges from former Mars Hill pastors.
(RNS) Former Mars Hill pastors say Driscoll has engaged in a pattern of abusive and intimidating conduct and has not changed.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) That is what we do after horrific events like Thursday's shooting. We trust in a good God who we still do not understand, against whom we rail and to whom we pray. We wait. And we hope, often impossibly, that not one more will be lost.
(RNS) A wounded man in his 20s was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center about 90 minutes after the shootings at Seattle Pacific University, an evangelical Christian school north of downtown, at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
(RNS) The pastor has asked his publisher to remove the best-seller mention, and he will leave social media for the rest of 2014.
SEATTLE (RNS) With its relatively low churchgoing population and social libertarianism, Washington may be the state where voters are most likely to approve gay marriage next month. But opponents say the early polls are deceptive. By Jeff Mapes.
(RNS) In Seattle, which is is arguably the nation's most secular city, people found the core meaning of an incarnate faith: people loving each other. As religion struggles with who is allowed in, these church avoiders have opened their lives to each other. By Tom Ehrich.