New York University president John Sexton, former law school dean and distinguished legal scholar, has written a most unusual book: “Baseball as a Road to God.”
Archives: April 2013
BOSTON (RNS) Karen Hunt-Ahmed is part of a growing sorority of female American converts to Islam, especially those who are or were married to Muslim men, who must deal with the perception that they converted to Islam because of domineering boyfriends or husbands.
DERBY, Conn. (RNS) The Rev. Janusz Kukulka can’t say his parishioners are sinning more — but they sure are lining up at the new confessional booth that’s decidedly old-school.
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s journey from Joan Jett lookalike to hijab-wearing conspiracy theorist. The mysterious Misha is found in Rhode Island. George Jones and the Christ-haunted South.
“As our culture drifts ever further from the truth that each person is created in God’s image, and is therefore of unspeakable value, life will continue to be viewed as a cheap commodity.” — Focus on the Family president Jim Daly, writing in The Washington Post about the need for a “moral and spiritual awakening” […]
(RNS) John Paulk, who for years was known as the poster boy for the Christian “ex-gay” movement, says he has come to terms with his sexuality and says he is “truly, truly sorry for the pain I have caused” in supporting the belief that gays can change.
(RNS) Pastor Greg Laurie, honorary chairman of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer, talked about prayer, grief and what not to say when a friend’s loved one dies.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (RNS) Two relatives of Tamerlan Tsarnaev say he was influenced by an Armenian convert to Islam named Misha. Armenian Americans say it is very unlikely an Armenian would become a Muslim.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Mormon officials, who sponsor more Boy Scout troops than any other organization, say they are “satisfied” with the Scouts’ latest compromise on allowing gay members.