JERUSALEM (RNS) Because Jewish law requires witnesses to conversions to be above reproach, some questioned whether the converts that accused Rabbi Barry Freundel shepherded into Judaism were now illegitimate.
ROME (RNS) “I chose it, without any intention to be provocative or scandalous,” Sister Cristina said. “I wanted to transmit calmness and poetry.”
We made a sex tape. Some hopeful Mormons thought their rules on weddings had changed. And the Klinghoffer opera goes up at the Met — but not without a hitch.
(RNS) God isn’t causing Ebola to spread through western Africa as some sort of punishment for the people there, or to come to these shores as some punishment of us. Diseases happen.
On my (lack of) freedom trail across Asia, fresh sedition and defamation charges are pressuring journalists and activists to self-censor government criticism or face hefty consequences.
RNS’ Jonathan Merritt and Sarah Pulliam Bailey interview popular pastor and author John Mark Comer as they explore this tricky topic. Comer believes sex is not just “play for grown-ups,” but a “joining of body and soul…in self-giving love.”
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This is one of those times when how you define evangelicalism really, really matters. They’re not dwindling, just changing like the rest of America.