Ashes-to-go? That’s so two years ago. This year, Ash Wednesday was all about selfies and Twitter.
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.
“First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to,” he said. “He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or another human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” – Actor Matthew McConaughey, accepting his Oscar for best […]
We’re sifting through the RNS mailbag this morning and our legions of staff have organized everything into nice little piles for your reading pleasure and general edification.
(RNS) Does your faith compel you to pick through the trash for your next meal? Or does it compel you to embrace unfettered capitalism? Or get a tattoo? Read today’s Roundup to find out you’re not alone …
Boston’s Episcopal cathedral has often been mistaken for a bank, but now it’s being mistaken for … well, you decide. Also: Everything you need to know about Sikhs, Scarlett and Sodastream. All in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Go green for God with an eco-friendly burial that drops the mahogany casket and gas-guzzling hearse. What can Catholics learn from Stephen Colbert? And is meditation only a thing for attractive blondes? All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry made his first diplomatic call to the Vatican on Tuesday, and got a personal tour of the Holy See.
How do you define when someone is legally dead? Some people apparently really do think Jews control the media. And which congressman just became a pinup boy? All that and more in today’s Roundup.
So the boss calls but you can’t get to the phone. Except the boss is Pope Francis. If he does call, pray that you’re the bishop who just bought an eight-bedroom mansion with a five-car garage. All that and more in today’s Roundup.