(RNS) Between the stereotypes of preachers’ kids as either goody two-shoes or devilish hellions lies a tense and sometimes taxing reality, the children of clergy say. Just ask Franklin Graham.
Author Archives: Daniel Burke
About Daniel Burke
Daniel Burke worked for Religion News Service from 2006-2013. He now co-edits CNN's Belief Blog. In 2010, Burke won the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Best In-Depth Reporting on Religion. He holds an M.S. in journalism and an M.A. in religion from Columbia University and a B.A. from Georgetown University.
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.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev regained consciousness. Attention focuses on Dagestan, a “hub of jihadist recruitment.” The Boy Scouts’ new gay policy mirrors the Mormon church.
President Obama will attend an interfaith service in Boston.Three religious leaders make the Time 100 most influential list. Is McDonald’s chicken really halal?
(RNS) Just as Jews pray to celebrate Passover “next year in Jerusalem” and Muslims pledge to visit Mecca, marathoners want to “run Boston.” For runners, Monday’s bombs struck on holy ground, endangering sacred bonds.
(RNS) Pope Francis sent a telegram to Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Tuesday, expressing sympathy for the victims of the marathon bombings and urging Americans to “overcome evil with good.”
(RNS) They started as a movement determined that Christ would return any day now. Now, as the Seventh-day Adventists turn 150 years old, there’s growing tension about building an institution that many hope won’t last much longer.
Remembering the six million killed in the Shoah. Do churches ignore mental illness? Words of hope from Wendell Berry.