(RNS) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” miniseries was criticized as too white. Now they’re back with “A.D.,” and the cast is more multicultural than you might imagine.
Author Archives: Kevin Eckstrom
About Kevin Eckstrom
Kevin Eckstrom joined the RNS staff in February, 2000 and became editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to coming to RNS, he worked as religion editor at the Stuart/Port St. Lucie News in Florida. He was the winner of the 2000 Cassels Award for small newspapers from the Religion Newswriters Association. Under his leadership, RNS was named Best Wire Service by the Associated Church Press for six of the past eight years.
Eckstrom holds a M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from The George Washington University. Eckstrom was the president of the Religion Newswriters Association from 2007-2009 and was the inaugural Dewitt Wallace Fellow in Islamic Studies at Duke University in 2009. In 2014, he was awarded a Senior Journalist Seminar fellowship in Islam from the East-West Center.
(RNS) “Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger — were my name not attached,” former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III said.
(RNS) The ruling is an about-face for a Texas court that originally sided with the national church, until the state Supreme Court stepped in and ordered a rehearing.
(RNS) The Evangelical Covenant Church bills itself as “evangelical, but not exclusive; biblical, but not doctrinaire; traditional, but not rigid.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A California lawmaker wants to replace a bronze statue of soon-to-be saint Junipero Serra with a monument honoring Sally Ride, the nation’s first female astronaut.
(RNS) The Diocese of South Carolina said it helped form the national Episcopal Church in 1789, and was not legally bound to stay. On Tuesday (Feb. 3), a judge agreed.
(RNS) Bess Myerson has been described as a modern-day Queen Esther, the Jewish woman who used her talents and beauty to advocate for her people.
(RNS) All those resolutions to join a gym and work harder in 2015? Pish posh, says Billy Graham’s grandson. That and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) These are the 20 stories from 2014 that captured our imagination and reminded us why we love the religion beat.