A man was hacked with cleavers by men claiming to be Muslims. An atheist lawmaker delivers a prayer. A Brooklyn Hasidic group thinks men’s beards are hipster-ish.
(RNS) In remarks that may prompt a theological debate about the nature of salvation, Pope Francis declared that God “has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone!”
(RNS) Twenty years ago, a gay Mormon character stepped onstage for the first time in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America.” A lot’s changed since then, fueled by the church’s role in Prop 8 and its efforts to build bridges to gays and lesbians.
Some evangelicals–but not all–believe the Earth will end in a cosmic barbecue. What difference does it make?