(RNS) Jesus was briefly expelled for possibly offending “religious sensibilities” but was later allowed back in class. All that and more in today’s Religion News 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.
There’s a new sheriff in town here at RNS, and he’s taking his cues from Mark Driscoll’s tough-guy view of Jesus. But he’s not spreading hepatitis A at Communion, or having dreams of Cardinal Bernardin. Find out more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) “After I had used my kippa (skullcap) to wipe blood and dirrt off the face of a wounded Marine, Catholic Chaplain George Pucciarelli made me a makeshift “camouflage kippa,” using material he tore off his uniform.”
(RNS) Only Stephen Colbert could get away with calling NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan a fat matador and a “flamboyant Zorro.” See what else he said last night in today’s Roundup.
Some positively spooky stuff in today’s Roundup: Thug rabbis, “The Exorcist” turns 40 and something that you’ll hopefully never hear in church: “The Old Rugged Cross-Dresser.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out.
“Get a life. After all, why did you give in the first place? To build something significant for God and for humanity or to get your name engraved on a sidewalk brick?” _ Media consultant Phil Cooke’s advice to disgruntled donors upset that their memorial bricks at California’s Crystal Cathedral are being pulled up at […]
(RNS) Hobby Lobby changes course (sort of), a Chicago restaurant serves up a Communion burger and don’t dance naked on a car in Saudi Arabia.
(RNS) Messiah has returned, and maybe not the one you’re thinking of. Lots of people want to live like Pope Francis, and now you can smell like him, too.