RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Baptist Group Returns Jesus Reference to Constitution (RNS) The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly approved a new constitutional preamble that once again includes a reference to Jesus Christ. About 4,100 people attended the annual meeting of the moderate Baptist group from June 22-23 in Atlanta. During a business session, the […]

COMMENTARY: It’s Time to Get Back to Business

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Now that Episcopalians and Presbyterians have allowed homosexuality to dominate their national conventions yet again, is it time for rant, lament, serious analysis? No, it is time to do what Jesus did: “Turn the other cheek.” Literally, turn away from overwrought national assemblies and manufactured alarms, and look instead […]

FBI Director talks religion

Quote of the Day: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller “I think, in terms of a religion, it’s not the religion that is the terrorist.” -FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, speaking in Cleveland on June 23, a day after the arrest of an alleged terrorist cell in Miami. According to news reports, the individuals are Muslims, […]

Former Indonesian Leader Calls for Cleansing of Islam

c. 2006 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Indonesia’s first elected president on Monday (June 26) called for a “spiritual regeneration” within Islam to counteract extremists who he said have given Muslims a bad reputation. “The world today faces a crisis of understanding that threatens all of humanity,” said Abdurrahman Wahid. “The crisis afflicts Muslims and […]

A God by any other name …

Quote of the Day: Southern Baptist Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. “The Christian faith is based exclusively in the understanding that God alone has the right to name himself. … He does not invite his creatures to experiment in worship by naming him according to their own desires.” -Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Muslim Group Says Miami Terror Suspects are Not Muslims (RNS) Days after federal authorities charged seven men with plotting terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, a Muslim advocacy group is insisting the men were not Muslims and shouldn’t be described as such in news reports. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations […]

Can’t Make It to Church? Take God With You

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Maybe you’re vacationing on a desert island. Perhaps you have to travel at an inopportune time. Perchance the dog ate your alarm clock. Bottom line: You can’t make it to congregational worship. What’s a believer to do? For starters, some say, don’t sweat it. “The Sabbath was, as Jesus […]

God on the go; and Indonesia’s Wahid on Islam

Kristen Campbellwrites in Monday’s RNS report about alternatives for those who can’t make it to worship at church: Maybe you’re vacationing on a desert island. Perhaps you have to travel at an inopportune time. Perchance the dog ate your alarm clock. Bottom line: You can’t make it to congregational worship. What’s a believer to do? […]

Younger Southern Baptists Feel `New Day’ in Church’s Life

c. 2006 Religion News Service GREENSBORO, N.C. ÆÂ? On the eve of this year’s annual meeting of Southern Baptists, Micah Fries spoke of how he, as a 27-year-old pastor, often feels left out of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. But with the presidential election of Frank Page, a self-described “normal” pastor, Fries and other young […]