(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.
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.
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.
(RNS) To resist the normalization of LGBT couples means working to push them to the margins, outside of circles of respectability.
(RNS) Reba Riley, a “former Evangelical Poster Child,” describes her struggle to heal from wounds inflicted by institutional Christianity in a millennial memoir of spiritual exploration.
(RNS) Most of us can look back at seasons of darkness and observe the wondrous unfolding of God in our lives, says Christian teacher and author Nancy Ortberg.
(RNS) Hollywood has a long history of casting white actors in faith films. But Sony’s “War Room,” out Aug. 28, will be different.
NEW YORK (RNS) “If every gay person leaves their church because they have been treated poorly, nothing will change,” Josh Canfield said. “They still want us, and we feel called to stay.”
(RNS) The prominent conservative Christian leader, who interviews Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on Tuesday in Nashville, talks with RNS’ Jonathan Merritt.