NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Most songwriters in Nashville want to get their songs on the radio. Keith and Kristyn Getty hope their songs end up in dusty old hymnbooks.
Author Archives: Bob Smietana
About Bob Smietana
Bob Smietana is a Nashville-based correspondent for Religion News Service and former religion writer for the Tennessean. He’s a frequent contributor to national publications like Sojourners, Christianity Today, U.S. Catholic, and On Faith, and the co-author of three books. He currently serves as president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Walter Slonopas said he quit his job last week in order to save his soul, resigning after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666.
(RNS) A Catholic hospital in Colorado has argued in court documents that it is not liable for the deaths of two 7-month-old fetuses because those fetuses are not people.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A pastor known for promoting corporal punishment has been accused of physically abusing a woman for 25 years, beginning during her childhood. By Bob Smietana / USA Today.
(RNS) Over the past 10 years, Mark Simpson and his wife have helped train more than 3,000 people to run a marathon. Most, like Simpson, were couch potatoes before they started. “We have faith in them until they can have faith in themselves,” he said. By Bob Smietana.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) While older serpent handlers were wary of outsiders, these younger believers welcome visitors and use Facebook to promote their often misunderstood — and illegal — version of Christianity. They want to show the beauty and power of their extreme form of spirituality. By Bob Smietana.