(RNS) When they wrote the Southern gospel hit “I’ll Fly Away,” perhaps they were talking about Anglican eyebrows? All that and more in today’s Roundup.
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.
“One of my big problems right now is that too many people believe they have a direct line to the divine, and they never want to change their mind about anything, they’re never open to new information and they like to operate in an evidence-free zone. And I think it’s good if people continue to change.” […]
“I believe when I stand before the Lord God, I’m going to say, ‘Dear God, I violated a policy but I didn’t want to stand before you with blood on my hands.’” — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Paige Patterson, apologizing to delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Baltimore for admitting a Muslim […]
(RNS) The Mormons appear to be purging from within, an Oklahoma candidate is cool with stoning the gays, and Pat Robertson doesn’t want a kid to get his dad “busted.” All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Brave students at Seattle Pacific subdue a gunman “hellbent on killing a lot of people.” Sister Cristina brings home the big prize and Russell Moore is not amused (or maybe he is). All that and more in today’s Roundup.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Gallup Poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues.
(RNS) Jesus apparently had a lot of ink, but you won’t see any of it in one Texas school district. Family values in Pakistan, the pope’s hand-written prayer and why bacon smells so freakin’ good — all that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) The Church of Beyonce, of course. Phil Robertson as a modern-day John the Baptist? And a dinosaur that got swept up by Noah’s flood? All that and more in today’s Roundup.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The fight over gay marriage is far from settled — and some conservatives insist that it never will be — but pro-gay groups clearly have the momentum. Here’s why.