“No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. … Their ideology is bankrupt.” – President Obama, speaking after militants from the Islamic State beheaded freelance journalist James Foley.
Author Archives: Kevin Eckstrom
About Kevin Eckstrom
Kevin Eckstrom joined the RNS staff in February, 2000 and became editor 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 both 2006 and 2007 – the only time RNS has won back-to-back years. Eckstrom holds a M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from The George Washington University.
In 2007, he was elected president of the Religion Newswriters Association. His work was featured in Changing Boundaries: The Best Religion News Writing of 2003.
(RNS) There’s nothing better than a little sacreligious art and pig wrestling to get you ready for the weekend. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Pope Francis is the latest victim of Washington’s political dysfunction. New York City can’t seem to get it together (maybe that explains Mika’s misstep), and St. Marianne is back in Hawaii. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Trolling for souls in God’s waiting room. Insult to injury in another botched execution. Pope Francis’ evangelical BFFs. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and the Southern Baptists’ Russell Moore will discuss “Strong Values for a Strong America” at Catholic University.
(RNS) If you’re going to knit a brick in protest, don’t throw it at the cobras in India (they’re protected). ‘Cuz that just won’t end well. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Buddhist monks get a ticket for lighting the wrong kind of candle. Katharine Jefferts Schori is sounding a tad anti-democratic and apparently we should care about the Kardashians in church. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
Katy Perry, a godfather moratorium and “300 Philistine foreskins.” All that and more in today’s Roundup.
Meet “The Fastest Nun in the West” and get Pat Robertson’s take on Jesus tattoos. All that and more in today’s Roundup, where we tell you what’s going on and why it matters.