(RNS) Moore has received much attention as the head of Southern Baptists’ political arm. But some denominational leaders are now criticizing his job performance.
Author Archives: Jonathan Merritt
About Jonathan Merritt
Jonathan is senior columnist for Religion News Service and a contributing editor for The Week. He has published more than 1500 articles in respected outlets such as USA Today, The Atlantic, National Journal, Christianity Today, The Washington Post, and CNN.com. Jonathan is author of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined and A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. His first book, Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet, was called "a must-read for churchgoers" by Publisher's Weekly.
As a respected Christian voice, Jonathan regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and radio news outlets. Jonathan has been interviewed by ABC World News, NPR, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox News, "60 Minutes" and The New York Times. He serves on the advisory board for Religion News Service, America's largest provider of news about religion and spirituality.
Jonathan is a sought after speaker at colleges, conferences, and churches and was recently named one of "30 Influencers Reshaping Christian Leadership" by Outreach Magazine. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and resides in Brooklyn, NY.
(RNS) Considering pornography is more prominent a problem — as many religious people believe — the statistics should be of concern. But how alarming are they? It may depend on the type of Christian you are.
(RNS) The “Harvard of evangelicalism” penalizes a professor for saying Muslims and Christians worship the “same God.”
(RNS) Leaders will debate what should be done in the face of an epidemic of violence, but something must be done. A life of faith is a life of prayer and action, but never one without the other.
(RNS) A few Christians out there are trying to think deeply about transgender people. We talk in-depth with two of them.
(RNS) The NAE’s capital punishment resolution is a hopeful sign that evangelicals are catching up to the rest of America.
(RNS) We should celebrate the humility and courage it takes for Mohler and others to say “I got that wrong.” And yet, Christian leaders must ask how this situation might help them become more prudent in expressing their opinions going forward.
NEW YORK (RNS) The yearlong “Forever Grateful” farewell tour begins in February and will include approximately 90 dates and a performance at Carnegie Hall.
(RNS) An estimated 25,000 people will attend the pope’s Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The event will use 100 microphones, 150 high-powered speakers and 1.1 miles of audio cable. And that’s just the start.