(RNS) For a growing number of people who don’t identify with a faith — 51 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated — Camp Quest fills a void.
Archives: July 2013
(RNS) We need both: physical presence and online presence. That’s what will change the Christian enterprise.
What did Pope Francis mean when he refused to judge gay priests? Green paint splattered at Washington’s National Cathedral. Is Eric Metaxas the new Chuck Colson?
(RNS) Pope Francis said nothing that would indicate that there would be any change in the tenet that homosexuality is, as the Catholic catechism states, “objectively disordered.” But he appeared to push back against a policy that gay men cannot be ordained.
(RNS) Competing claims on the land are most intense in the Temple Mount-Haram al Sharif area and the stone-paved 1-square-kilometer area of Jerusalem’s Old City. But Jewish neighborhoods and construction in and around East Jerusalem have given rise to various creative solutions for resolving the riddle of how two people, and two faiths, can share the same place.
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) On March 15, Fabio Mateus packed a rucksack with a spare pair of sneakers, a raincoat, a hammock and $20 in his pocket, and started walking. Pilgrimages are a Brazilian tradition, built on a belief that to deepen religious experience a person must make sacrifices and suffer a degree of pain.
“God knows what it’s like to lose a son.” — Author and megachurch pastor Rick Warren, quoted by The Associated Press when he returned to the pulpit for the first time after the April 5 suicide of his son Matthew. He was quoted by The Associated Press.
The quotable, retweetable pope delighted the 3 million-strong crowds in Rio de Janeiro, telling the youth, “I want a mess…I want trouble in the dioceses!” On his way home from World Youth Day, Pope Francis gave a spontaneous interview with reporters that is gaining much attention. On gays, he said, “Who am I to judge them if they’re […]
(RNS) Eric Metaxas took over some of Coloson’s roles, including part of BreakPoint, a radio show Metaxas wrote for in the late ’90s. He took Colson’s place on the board of the Manhattan Declaration, a movement Colson helped found to focus Christians’ attention on life, marriage and religious freedom issues, too. But comparisons to Colson go only so far.