10 Minutes With … Archbishop George Carey

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) He may have retired as Archbishop of Canterbury four years ago, but Lord George L. Carey has hardly stepped off the global stage. During a recent visit to the United States, Carey sat down to discuss the state of the Anglican Communion and his take on Pope Benedict XVI’s […]

RNS Weekly Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Carter, in Letter to U.S. Jews, Defends Use of `Apartheid’ in Book (RNS) Former President Jimmy Carter, under fire from Jewish leaders for describing Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands as “apartheid” in a new book, has written an open letter to U.S. Jews to defend and clarify his use of […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Jury Gives $115,000 to Woman Who Declined to Discuss Her Faith HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (RNS) A federal jury has awarded a Huntsville woman $115,000 in damages after finding she was fired as a medical clinic office manager when she chose not to discuss her relationship with God with a doctor. The […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Jury Gives $115,000 to Woman Who Declined to Discuss Her Faith HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (RNS) A federal jury has awarded a Huntsville woman $115,000 in damages after finding she was fired as a medical clinic office manager when she chose not to discuss her relationship with God with a doctor. The […]

Publishers Try to Make the Good Book an Easier Read

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A few years ago, on the theory that many readers of the Bible don’t have any idea what a manger is, the American Bible Society replaced the word in a new edition with the phrase “feed box.” The change never caught on. All you have to do is sing […]

Publishers Try to Make the Good Book an Easier Read

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A few years ago, on the theory that many readers of the Bible don’t have any idea what a manger is, the American Bible Society replaced the word in a new edition with the phrase “feed box.” The change never caught on. All you have to do is sing […]

Bakker Son Finds Peace With Family as Cameras Keep Watch

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) After a year of being closely shadowed by a camera crew, this month Jay Bakker, the tatooed and pierced son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, finally is getting his private life back. The rest of us, however, have a chance to watch his year in review on […]

Bakker Son Finds Peace With Family as Cameras Keep Watch

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) After a year of being closely shadowed by a camera crew, this month Jay Bakker, the tatooed and pierced son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, finally is getting his private life back. The rest of us, however, have a chance to watch his year in review on […]

COMMENTARY: We’ve Been Here Before

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Picture a congregation gathered to decide its future. Feelings were strong. Disharmony was rife. Carefully coordinated plans were being executed, an information war was ratcheting to a new level designed to convey unstoppable momentum. In this church, people who once got along have drawn verbal swords. Two stood and […]

COMMENTARY: We’ve Been Here Before

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Picture a congregation gathered to decide its future. Feelings were strong. Disharmony was rife. Carefully coordinated plans were being executed, an information war was ratcheting to a new level designed to convey unstoppable momentum. In this church, people who once got along have drawn verbal swords. Two stood and […]