(RNS) — ‘Banning singing in California churches is an unconstitutional abuse of power,’ said a lawyer representing three churches.
(RNS) — A Missouri pastor said, ‘we don’t believe that a live stream is a real, actual substitute for a church gathering.’
The day after. A fantasy, and a prayer.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 'Nashville is now primed to show the world what we’re made of,' the pastor of Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church told his congregants Sunday as they met in a tent on their storm-ravaged campus. And the people responded, 'Amen.'
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — West's wife, Kim Kardashian, said of Kanye's rarely seen faith-oriented act, “It’s definitely something he believes in — Jesus — and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching.”
(RNS) — As a new study shows that multiracial churches are on the rise, leaders of intercultural congregations say it takes perseverance to maintain diversity in their pulpits and their pews.
LONDON (RNS) — 'It is because we are Christian that we do this. Not because we want to dilute or deny our faith,' said Paul Northup, the festival's creative director.
We don’t expect religion to make shocking news unless there are sex or financial scandals in the world of the church, synagogue, etc. Add to that theological controversies over the beginning of things (think of headlines about evolution) or the end of things (think apocalypse, be it nuclear or otherwise). Yet whoever consistently sights the religious scene knows that worship is a hotly contested phenomenon among those who “practice” religion, or who are “observant.”
How everything from making your bed to brushing your teeth can help you uncover the holy in your midst.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Hispanic congregations are following in the footsteps of Pentecostal churches by raising up music and worship ministers from within, even if they can’t fret a guitar string.
(RNS) Christianity isn't in trouble at all. Churches are in trouble.
(RNS) Travel to the Sunan Pasha Mosque in the heart of Kosovo, the newest old country nestled in the heart of the Balkans in this slide show of a sacred place.