(RNS) — While liberal Christians have embraced the idea of social or collective sin, especially when it comes to racism, white evangelicals have typically resisted such notions as unbiblical. A Black Southern Baptist pastor is now calling them out on it.
(RNS) — To be vulnerable, to be too much, feels like a failure in today's wellness culture. But we cannot positive-think our way out of the human condition.
(RNS) — 'We’re going to take the season of Lent ... and see if we can’t reclaim some of the language for sin,' the Rev. Amy Butler said.
(RNS) — Virtue and vice have long been inextricably linked to self-control. But lately we've been asking, what's it all for?
I find myself quickly going beyond the limits set by those who speak most loudly about “getting the government out of our lives.”
(RNS) The three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- weigh in on the spiritual and moral consequences of telling a whopper.
Francis’ decision in relation to abortion is part of an overall approach to Catholic teaching and practice that seeks to make it more humane, more merciful and more easily adaptable to the vicissitudes of everyday human life.
(RNS) On Thanksgiving, Americans will try not to make total gluttons of themselves. But why? Why is gluttony considered a danger not only to the body, but the soul?
Tullian Tchividjian tells RNS he spent hours researching the best way to commit suicide during this period of despair.
(RNS) The legislation acknowledged segregation of members by race and defense of white supremacist organizations.
Mormon women, especially at LDS-owned schools, continue to be bombarded with the notion that they are at least partially responsible for sexual assaults.
Some of the Bible's passages are deeply troubling, and despite the wishful thinking of some Christians, are difficult to reason away.
A new book by a leading mega-church pastor exposes popular Christian cliches as unbiblical and damaging.
The prominent Christian leader talks about racism, the "Black Lives Matter" movement, and whether he supports reparations.
(RNS) Ash Wednesday reminds us we are dead in our sins and, soon enough, dead in fact. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.