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Archives: December 2012
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (RNS) A scruffy-looking man walked up and down St. Louis’ antiques row trying to peddle an old Bible to store owners, but several thought something was amiss. By Denise Hollinshed / The Post-Dispatch.
(RNS) Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talked about why he has focused on adoption as a personal cause and a movement for evangelical Christians. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) “As far as the Jews were concerned, Hitler’s only ‘prayer’ was that they be wiped off the face of the earth.” — Efraim Zuroff, Israel direct of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, commenting on a statue of a Adolf Hitler praying on his knees that is on display in the former Warsaw ghetto where many […]
2012 might be dubbed the Year of YouTube – and that’s especially true on the religion beat. Religious videos sparked international riots, stirred up the U.S. presidential campaign and called young believers to the front lines in battles over homosexuality and church culture. Here are seven religious videos that made news in 2012.
If there is a Christmas message in the story of the King James Version of the Bible, it is that unlikely origins do not preclude satisfying endings. It was a demonstration of the theological conclusion that the wisdom of God, which often transforms what appears to be sheer folly into something wonderfully wise, has done it again.
(RNS) Why do some Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7? Was it an inn or a ancestral home that rejected the Holy Family? And did department stores invent many of our Christmas traditions? Find out in Ask the Experts, a new feature from RNS.
“I could tell there was this real need, real hunger, at least in my denomination, for there to be some response that is not only prayers and expressions of sadness, but also a call to action,” — The Rev. Jim Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist Church’s public policy arm, the General Board of Church […]
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) An Indiana man who said he gets all his information about Islam from talk radio and Fox News has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a mosque in September, but local Muslims voiced concern there may be more people like him out there. By David Yonke.
(RNS) Here are my Top 10 picks for the biggest religion stories of 2012. By A. James Rudin.